Player wins World Snooker title after 20 years of trying.

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Stuart Bingham has become the oldest, first time, World Snooker Champion in more than seven decades, after 20 years of trying.

He beat Shaun Murphy 18-15 in an epic final at the Crucible, in Sheffield, to secure his first ever world title.

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Bingham, who's 38, had already shocked a lot of people by just getting to the final but completed his fairytale journey by winning the whole thing.

He won £300,000 in prize money and has moved up to be ranked number two in the world.

Great run

In previous rounds he beat, former winners Ronnie O'Sullivan and Graeme Dott to reach the final.

His opponent in the final, Shaun Murphy, paid tribute to Bingham saying: "To come up against an inspired Stuart Bingham... sometimes your name is just on the trophy.

"As a snooker geek like Stuart, there is not a player alive who deserves it more than him."