Dominant English snooker player was a 2006 UK Champion and a 2001 World Champion.
He started his professional Snooker career at age 21 in 1991.
He was the WPBSA Young Player of the Year in 1992.
He has four children with his first wife Deborah; he married his second wife, Nora, in 2010.
He was defeated by Barry Hawkins at the 2012 Australian Goldfields Open final.