When you watch the likes of World Class and champion Snooker Players like John Higgins, Ronnie O Sullivan or Peter Ebdon etc. It's hard to imagine yourself coming anywhere close to playing at their standard right? Well, like many great sports people their skill and effortless rhythm comes from talent, years of practice and experience.
The first thing that might come to your mind when you hear the terms "billiards and snooker" is what makes these games different from one another. Basically speaking, both games are very similar, with the snooker game being a derivative of the billiard game.
The game of snooker and the snooker player gradually disconnected itself from its roots; billiards. There was no more mention of billiards and snooker being one game. However, after the retirement of Joe Davis, the game of snooker faded into oblivion until the late 70s, when the BBC televised the 1978 World Snooker Championship.
This game is great and one can even enjoy it on the iPhone as application. These games can be great platform for any aspiring snooker enthusiast to learn new some new tricks from the champions. There are some great moments placed in the game that can serve as the window to the greatest moments of snooker.