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Dennis Taylor

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Dennis Taylor (born January 19, 1949) is a retired Irish snooker player. He was the 1985 Snooker World Champion, beating Steve Davis on the last black in a tense final.

Steve Davis lead Taylor 8-0 after the first session. Taylor then made a marvelous comeback, and after 34 frames, the score was all square. In a tense final frame, the score was 62-44 to Davis with only the brown, blue, pink and black still on the table. While Davis needed only the brown, Taylor needed all the colours to win the trophy. He then potted a long brown, which he says is one of his best ever under pressure. A marvelous blue, and a difficult pink also went in. 62-59 the score, the final frame of the final was down to the final black. After Davis missed a cut to the left corner, Taylor rolled the black in and won the tournament by only 4 points.

Taylor was renowned for the glasses he wore during matches, the large frame supposedly giving him a broader view of the table.

Taylor now commentates on the four televised snooker tournaments each year for the BBC, often alongside Terry Griffiths, to whom he lost in the 1979 world final.de:Dennis Taylor pl:Dennis Taylor

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