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Dechawat Poomjaeng

Dechawat Poomjaeng

DOB: 11/7/78

 

Lives: Saraburi, Thailand

 

Turned Pro: 2011

 

Highest tournament break: 147, German Masters 2013 qualifiers

  • Poomjaeng agonisingly came within one frame of reaching the Crucible at the 2016 World Championships. He defeated Eden Sharav and Robin Hull in qualifying at Ponds Forge, but lost out to Mitchell Mann 10-9.
  • The Thai potter reached the last 32 of the 2015 Paul Hunter Classic, beating Ricky Walden and Joel Walker before losing to two-time world champion Mark Williams.
  • A year previously, Poomjaeng reached the quarter-finals of the same event, where he defeated the likes of Neil Robertson and Graeme Dott before losing to Rod Lawler.
  • He scored his first official 147 break during a match against Zak Surety at the German Masters Qualifiers in December 2013.
  • Poomjaeng captured the imagination of the snooker public with a brilliant run in the 2013 World Championship. The Thai player’s wide grin and antics around the table made him a fan favourite. He won four matches to qualify for the Crucible, beating Jamie Cope in the final round, then shocked Stephen Maguire with a 10-9 victory. He eventually lost out to Michael White in the last 16.
  • He is known in the UK by his nickname Jack and lives in a house in Sheffield with other Thai players including James Wattana who he describes as “like a brother”.

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