The Snooker Shoot-Out returns for another fast and frenetic staging, and a live stream is available for all matches.
The unique shot-clock competition features 128 players competing for a record £50,000 top prize at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
Due to current restrictions, this year’s Snooker Shoot-Out will be the first to be staged behind closed doors.
The Shoot-Out was made a ranking event in 2017, with prize money from the first six stagings having previously not counted towards the Order of Merit.
Michael Holt is the defending champion after he defeated Zhou Yuelong by 64 points to one in last year’s final.
No player has ever captured the Shoot-Out title on more than one occasion since it began in 2011, while only 18 players have registered a century break.
The general rules of the Shoot-Out are the same as those in a traditional game of snooker, although there are several key variants that epitomise the uniqueness of the event.
These include all frames being capped at ten minutes, with the player scoring the most points declared the winner.
Players will lag to decide who breaks off and there will be a shot clock in operation, with the competitors having 15 seconds to complete each shot over the first five minutes of the frame, while just 10 seconds will be allocated during the last five minutes.
Players must hit a cushion or pot a ball with each they shot play otherwise it will be deemed a foul which, along with any other infringement, will result in the opponent being awarded the cue ball-in-hand.
The 2021 Snooker Shoot-Out runs from February 4-7, with a live stream of all matches available online in the UK and various other regions.
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How to watch Snooker Shoot-Out live stream
2) Register an account and make a first deposit of up to £100 to receive up to £100 in Bet Credits*
3) Once registered, go to the sports homepage and select ‘Snooker’ from the left-hand menu
4) Select the play icon next to the match in progress and the stream window will appear
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