Snookerbacker

November 29, 2017

UK Championship: Thursday in York

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 6:21 pm

It’s been a decent start on the betting front to the UK Championship with the longer matches feeling far more in my comfort zone when it comes to the trademark accumulators.

I think the temptation sometimes in these events is just to lump in the top players in these multiple bets regardless of any other factors and usually, I guess, that would work over the longer format, but I’m glad I dodged Ding Junhui. His price was ridiculously short given his recent eye problems and the swerve paid off. I have got a couple of wily old punters that can vouch for me being uncharacteristically wise before the event on that one if anyone thinks I’m just crowing….as if I would?

Similarly, it’s really not worth putting any potentially banana-skinny players on your accas at silly odds-on prices (anything over around 1/7) at this stage, even if they do romp home against opponents who could probably turn them over one in ten times over a best of seven. The days of 16-folds on the first round of the snooker as a banker are I’m afraid, long gone.

I’ve kicked off my own acca tonight by including John Astley to beat Scott Donaldson to double the stake/odds on the one below but in terms of a recommended I’d stick with the ones listed. I might bash a few odds and sods on Twitter over the next few days if anyone is bored enough to follow me on there. 

Recommended Mini-Monster SB Acca Bet for Thursday pays 11/2 with Marathon Bet: Dave Gilbert, Graeme Dott, Mark Williams, Alan McManus, Ali Carter, Chris Wakelin and Michael Holt.   

Hold on to your Hats: Crazy Snooker Returns!

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 10:05 am

Having already witnessed some crazy action on the table in Day 1 with the exit of Ding Junhui, it seems timely to once again touch base with those wacky dudes at the championship sponsors Betway, who have again been subjecting a few of our potters to their Crazy Snooker antics ahead of the big event after the success of their campaign last year which stacked up more than 500k views online in just a few days. Does that count as viral?

They promise that this year’s offering is bigger and better and, wait for it, CRAZIER!! than ever before. It’s so crazy that they have even enlisted Dennis and JP to have a go alongside established and very non-crazy tour players Neil Robertson and Kyren Wilson. Neil returns to the scene of his bitter defeat last year to serial winner Mark Selby to try and go one better in a doubles match with Kyren’s help.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether Barry Hearn is considering granting this event ranking status, but it’s probably more entertaining than the Shootout so it wouldn’t be that controversial would it? Anyway, for all you crazy dudes out there, have a watch, can the Legends outgun the tour players? Can Neil reverse his harrowing defeat of last year? Can Dennis, in his element being able to finally talk about golf with good reason, resist the urge to name drop his famous and long dead golf pals or mention Cliff Thorburn flying in first-class?

All will be revealed below in this belting two-parter, with guffaws aplenty. Those crazy guys…..

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