What is a frame in snooker? 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.
The term “frame” in snooker comes from the fact that the game is divided into separate frames of play, with a frame consisting of a set number of turns for each player. The term has come to refer to the entire game, and as such, a point or ball pocketed during a frame is referred to as being pocketed “in the frame”. Once all points and balls have been pocketed in one frame, then it is considered to be completed, and the players move on to the next frame. There are typically 10 frames in a game of snooker, culminating with the last two frames forming what’s known as a “final” or “decider”.
In Snooker, each game is played to best of twenty-five frames. Each frame involves fifteen red balls and six colored balls (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black). The total of 20 balls are potted in most frames, wherein the player with highest score wins the frame. After a frame is concluded, a new one begins.
In a professional snooker match, the winner is the first player to win an allotted number of frames. In single session matches, this is normally set to either six or seven frames. In best-of-three or best-of-five series, this number typically rises to 9 and 11 frames respectively. Professional tournament matches tend to be longer, with winners typically determined by 13, 15 or even 19 frames.
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