Mark Allen – born 22 February 1986 – is a professional snooker player from Antrim.
He won the World Amateur Championship in 2004, turned professional the following year, and took only three seasons to reach the top 16.
In his fourth professional season, he beat the defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan en route to the semi-finals of the 2009 World Championship, where he lost to the eventual winner John Higgins.
Allen reached his first ranking final at the 2011 UK Championship, where he lost to Judd Trump.
He won his first ranking title the following year at the 2012 World Open.
He captured his first Triple Crown title when he defeated Kyren Wilson to win the 2018 Masters, and his second when he defeated Ding Junhui to win the 2022 UK Championship.
He has won a career total of nine ranking titles. During the 2022–23 season so far, he has reached four ranking finals, won three ranking titles, and reached a career high of number three in the world rankings.
A prolific break-builder, Allen has compiled more than 550 century breaks in professional competition.
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