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Hossein Vafaei admits qualifying for the Masters would be “such a big achievement” after knocking Mark Selby out of the UK Championship. The Prince of Persia denied the two-time champion at the York Barbican for the second year running, hitting breaks of 119, 88 and 80 to prevail a 6-4 winner on Tuesday. Vafaei became […]

Mark Selby and Hossein Vafaei lock horns in the UK Championship for a third successive year when they collide in the Last 32 on Tuesday. Both players are eyeing one of the final two available places in the last 16 at the York Barbican, where a showdown with Jack Lisowski awaits. It will be the […]

John Higgins is looking to go one step better at this year’s Champion of Champions, starting against Hossein Vafaei on Monday. The Wizard and the Prince of Persia collide at the Bolton Whites Hotel for a place in the Group Four final, where Mark Selby awaits. Higgins was runner-up to an inspired Judd Trump last […]

Hossein Vafaei looks to secure his place at next month’s Scottish Open when he faces Ian Burns in Cannock on Wednesday. The world number 18 takes on a player ranked 63 places lower at Chase Leisure Centre off the back of an eventful start to the 2022-23 season. Vafaei came flying out of the blocks […]

Hossein Vafaei was a no-show at the European Masters on Tuesday as he failed to appear for his scheduled clash with Xiao Guodong. The reigning Shoot Out champion was due to face the two-time ranking finalist on the opening day of the tournament at the Stadthalle in Furth. In a tweet that has since been […]

Hossein Vafaei has revealed his pride after his historic Crucible debut ended at the hands of Judd Trump in the opening round. The Prince of Persia became the first Iranian to appear at the spiritual home of snooker, having beaten Simon Lichtenberg and Lei Peifan during the qualifiers earlier this month. But despite breaks of […]

Judd Trump begins his quest for a second World Championship title with a show-down against history-maker Hossein Vafaei at The Crucible. Trump fulfilled his snooker destiny in Sheffield three years ago by lifting the trophy and is now looking to join the elite group of multiple World Champions. The world number four heads into the […]

Hossein Vafaei secured his first ranking title at the 2022 Snooker Shoot Out with victory over Mark Williams in the final in Leicester. Vafaei created a slice of snooker history as he became the first Iranian player to win a ranking tournament, scooping the £50,000 top prize at the Morningside Arena. An emotional triumph for […]

Hossein Vafaei pulled off a remarkable 5-0 whitewash of an out of sorts Ronnie O’Sullivan in the German Masters qualifiers in Cannock on Monday. World number 60 Vafaei romped to one of the most notable victories of his career to date as he dismantled an erratic O’Sullivan at the Chase Leisure Centre. The Persian potter […]