Mark King reveals gambling woe in emotional victory speech after Northern Ireland Open win

Mark King reveals gambling woe in emotional victory speech after Northern Ireland Open win
 

King found himself 5-1 down in the best of 17-frame final but fought back to level at 7-7 and sunk a re-spotted black in the 16th frame to force a decider.
But the 42-year-old held his nerve to win his first ranking title after 25 years of professional snooker and 318 previous attempts - a feat he claimed he could not have achieved without the support of his family.
"My wife Sally has been unbelievable," King said.
"I used to compulsively gamble and she stuck with me. She has been an absolute rock
"I've been dreaming of this win since [my children] were born and I never... read more

 
21 November 2016 in Sport, Views: 38
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