Kyren Wilson made his second 147 of the year in his opening match at the UK Championship against Ashley Hugill.

The world No 4, who also made a maximum at the Welsh Open in February, achieved the feat in the sixth frame of the match to move 4-2 ahead.

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It was Wilson’s third 147 of his career and the 17th made overall at the UK Championship.

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"It kind of came out of nowhere," Wilson told World Snooker Tour. "I felt in really good form coming here for my first round game but you never know what will pan out and there were numerous kicks, it made me feel a bit edgy and you fancied one on every other shot.

"To then create snooker perfection shows you how topsy-turvy this game can be. I'm delighted to do it here in the UK Championship, my first at a Triple Crown event, and the third of my career, so delighted to build on that tally."

Wilson appeared to have a chuckle before potting the final black and revealed that was in relation to a joke he shared with fellow professional Mark Allen during the interval.

"As I was in the interval he was laughing about the kicks I had. I told him what chalk I was using and everyone else is using the new Taom chalk, but I am using the old stuff which seems to be giving you more kicks.

"He said it’s your own fault and I hope you go out and get a 140 and get a kick on the black, all in jest! Obviously I had a little laugh on the final black but glad I didn’t get a kick."

Wilson showed fantastic control as he knocked all the reds in but then endured a nervy moment as the black nudged the jaw as he played up for the yellow.

A small kick on the yellow didn’t impact his position but he finished a bit short on the pink and had to go all the way around the table to get back for the black.

He found the angles superbly and knocked the black into the bottom left corner before wiping his brow in relief.

Hugill won the next two frames to level the match at 4-4 but Wilson battled to a 6-4 victory.

The maximum break will earn Wilson £15,000 if unmatched at the tournament and £10,000 for the Jessie May children's hospice.

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