Little did I know back in August when I started Pro Snooker Blog that it would go on to be the start of something that would change my life, but over seven years on it is now no exaggeration to say that. With that in mind, today I have some important news for everyone who reads this site.
This does mean that there will be changes in respect of PSB, however you need not fear because I will still be working hard to provide the same service that I have during the past seven years and much more going forwards. While I very much see this as not the end, but rather a new beginning, I do want to take a moment to reflect on how snooker has changed since PSB launched and to thank some of the people who have helped me along the way.
As you may have noticed in recent days however, not all has been well here at PSB from a technical point of view and although the timing might not be the best, there will be an element of maintenance here over the coming days which will limit my ability to blog as much as I would like.
See you at the new site! In view of the current technical issues with the site, please find below the relevant links to the important ranking lists to following throughout the Betway UK Championship: For the first time I will be making the trip to Gdynia to be able to bring you updates on the key matches and talking points… more… Read More. How many have and are now trying to bury the evidence? How many are currently being investigated? There are even some fans that have contacted me directly that feel it should not even be against the rules.
Obviously a much more concerning trait for me is the number of matches that we seem to be able to accurately guess the outcome of before a ball is hit, usually by virtue of a massive tumble in odds. It also has to be said without a hint of prejudice that in almost every case to date, this has involved players from Thailand and from China.
The fact that it appears that a few of these matches seem to have gone uninvestigated is more of a concern to me. These are three of a bunch of matches which seem to have either been investigated and nothing found or been swept under the carpet. One thing is for certain, something has to change.
Next up, a betting preview on the International Championship qualifiers tomorrow, see what I did there? Like a Face on Facebook. This can provide an excellent way of getting paid out for simply predicting which player will make it to the latter stages. Individual match prices are also available with betting odds available on every single contest within a tournament.
The outsiders will provide better value but many snooker betting punters assemble accumulators across the day which involve multiple players winning their respective matches. Odds will often change throughout the match and value can often be found by applying patience and waiting until the odds-on favourite has fallen behind. Like betting on all sports, there is an element of unpredictability about snooker betting as games can hinge on one seemingly trivial error or perhaps an unexpected stroke of luck.
However, there are ways of making sure you improve your chances of success. UK bettors can opt to bet-in-play and snooker is one of the sports which is ideal for this.
One player is likely to be a short-priced favourite and this price is usually formed based on their previous results in the tournament and history at this event. This is one way to find much better value but it requires plenty of patience. Every bettor has their own preferred snooker betting strategy but the rise of in-play betting allows punters to secure profit and find their own value whilst the action is underway.
Some of these ways of betting have already been covered but accumulators are extremely popular during the bigger tournaments each year. This requires assembling multiple players all to win their respective matches although if one of the fixtures lets you down, the whole bet loses. Each tournament will have a different set of rules and as a result will be competed over a set number of frames. This will often increase for semi-finals and finals. Always make sure you are fully aware of this before placing a bet.
Handicap betting is extremely popular with these markets helping level the playing field. Backing the favourite on the Other markets which we recommend at BettingTop10 include highest break, correct score, will there be a break and total frames. The latter allows UK punters to decide whether it will be a high or low scoring contest between the two players. All of these bets and markets should be available with online bookmakers alongside betting tips, live results and in-play stats.
Most tournaments are based on players rankings and current position but there are many tournaments springing up which are simply invitational. These are usually stipulated by the tournament sponsor or organiser.