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A frame is the name given to a single game of snooker. A game starts with 15 reds and 6 colours on the table, and play continues until all the balls have been potted, at which point the player with the most points will have won the frame. The exception to this is if a player concedes a frame before all the balls have been potted. In snooker championships, each match consists of a set number of frames, with the winner of the match being the first to win more than half the frames. In the Snooker World Championship, for example, the final is the best of 35 frames, with the first player to reach 18 frames being the winner.
Snooker offers a wide range of betting markets, from outright winner of a tournament or single match to in play options based on individual frames. Frame betting is the name given to placing a bet on which player will win the next frame. Making successful bets of this kind depends upon following the action of the match extremely closely and noting which player has confidence and momentum on their side. Other aspects to bear in mind include the fact that the player who breaks often goes on to win the set, and that certain players have a habit of finding it difficult to close out a match by winning the last frame they need.
It’s also possible to bet on the number of frames which will be played in a match, since it is very rarely either the maximum or minimum number. Bookmakers may provide a spread of frames to choose from, or offer the bet as an over under bet, having set a particular number.