''He lost in the final qualifying round of the World Snooker Championship in 2001 and 2002. Holt almost qualified for the 2004 event – he was 9–5 ahead in his final qualifying match against Anthony Hamilton, before losing the next five frames to lose the match.''
''In the 2005 World Snooker Championship, he beat his friend Paul Hunter in the first round. In the second round he faced Steve Davis, losing 10–13 after having led 8–2.''
''He then lost 4–5 to Robert Milkins in the last 16, having led 4–0.''
Theres some bad results there, im sure many other players have similar results though. And heres some of his actions from wiki :
''Despite frequently losing final-frame matches, Holt has stated that he's 'not a choker', and that he just lacks concentration.''
''He has been docked frames for swearing during matches, and was fined for throwing up chocolate early in the 2006/2007 season during a second round match. Holt is also infamous for conceding the deciding frame (while level at 4–4) in a China Open match in 2005 against Joe Perry, while there were still 13 reds left available to pot. On a similar theme, his nickname “The Hitman” comes from his penchant for hitting the table in anger, which once resulted in a broken knuckle.''
Im not criticising him, just stating some points I didnt know, and some people on here may not know. Personally I enjoy watching him, and would like to see more of him. But some of those actions are a little bad! As I write this, he is 3-1 up on Marco Fu and wouldnt it be ironic to lose 4-3 now.
Peoples thoughts on the nottingham 'hitman'?
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