The Englishman Wilson managed to insert the 15 red balls, 15 times the black ball and all the colored balls into the pocket of the snooker table for the 13th maximum break in the history of the competition organized annually at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield.
If the world number seven’s break is not equaled at this year’s tournament, he will win a special prize of £55,000.
Under this year’s rules, £40,000 is offered for a 147 station wagon and £15,000 for the largest station wagon.
In achieving this feat, the 2020 world finalist also became only the ninth player to achieve a maximum at the Crucible.
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“I’m absolutely thrilled. I’m so happy about it,” Wilson said, as quoted by BBC Sports.
“I’ve said for a long time that I want to leave a legacy – this is something my kids can watch over and over again. It’s been on my wish list.
“There’s no pressure like that. I was actually a bit distracted and when I went down for the last pink ball I couldn’t feel my right arm. That will live in the memory for a long time.”
Australian Neil Robertson was the last player to make a maximum break at the Crucible, losing in the second round to Jack Lisowski last year.
Wilson, 31, joins an exclusive club of players who have made 147 at the Crucible, along with Cliff Thorburn, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Williams, Ali Carter, John Higgins and Robertson .
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