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In Snooker, the maximum break is 147. This is often known as a maximum, a 147, and is amassed by potting all fifteen reds with fifteen blacks for 120 points, followed by all six colours for a further 27 points.
Joe Davis compiled the first officially recognised maximum in a 1955 exhibition match in London. In 1982, Steve Davis achieved the first official maximum in professional competition, at The Lada Classic, which was also the first televised one. The following year, Cliff Thorburn became the first player to make a maximum in the World Championship. Ronnie O’Sullivan holds the record of thirteen competitive maximum breaks, and he also has the record for the fastest competitive maximum break at 5 minutes 20 seconds, set at the 1997 World Championship.
Maximum breaks have gradually become more commonplace in professional Snooker but still considered a Holy Grail amongst the Snooker fraternity.