Paul Hunter won Masters after 'Plan B' where "B is for bonk"

April 18, 2022
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Paul Hunter once revealed he won his first Masters title after switching to 'Plan B' and 'B stood for bonk'.

The late great Hunter took to the table for his first Masters final against Fergal O'Brien in 2001. However, by the time the interval came around, Hunter was 6-2 down to the Irishman when he opted for a change of plan.

Hunter and his future wife, Lindsey Fell, retired to their hotel room for 'Plan B'. And the plan appeared to have worked when Hunter returned to baize and won seven out of nine frames on his way to an impressive 10-9 comeback.

Hunter told The Guardian after his first Master win that his manager Brandon Parker instructed him to revert to 'Plan B' - where 'B is for bonk'.

He added: "Sex was the last thing on my mind. I just wasn't in the mood. But I had to do something to break the tension. It was a quick session - around 10 minutes or so - but I felt great afterwards.

"She jumped in the bath, I had a kip and then played like a dream. I reeled off four centuries in six frames. I won easily."

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Irishman Fergal O'Brien, left, before the Benson & Hedges Masters title at Wembley with opponent Yorkshireman Paul Hunter, Sunday February 11, 2001
Hunter beat Fergal O'Brien in the final having trailed the Irishman at the interval

Hunter tragically lost in life in 2007, when the star was still only 27, after a battle with cancer.

However, the 'Beckham of the Baize's' legacy lives on in the Masters after the trophy was renamed the Paul Hunter Trophy after his death.



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