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UK Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan to adopt all or nothing approach

UK Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan to adopt all or nothing approach

UK Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan to adopt all or nothing approach By Owen Phillips BBC Sport at the York Barbican 30 Nov From the section Snooker Share this page Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/46403625 Read more about sharing. Ronnie O’Sullivan won four ranking tournaments last seasonBetway UK…

UK Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan to adopt all or nothing approach

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan won four ranking tournaments last season
Betway UK Championship
Venue: York Barbican Dates: 27 November-9 December
Coverage: Watch live across BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app from 1 December.

Ronnie O’Sullivan says he has employed an all-or-nothing approach for what remains of his snooker career.

The 42-year-old five-time world champion is chasing a record seventh UK Championship at the York Barbican.

O’Sullivan said it is the thought of adding to his 33 ranking-event wins keeping him motivated after his 6-1 first-round victory over Luke Simmonds.

“One day the best I am is not going to be good enough. Until then I will try to keep winning trophies,” he said.

“As long as I get a few Ws [wins] by my name at the end of the season then I will take 10 first-round losses and three trophies.

“I am not a quarter-finals man or a last-16 man.”

Two centuries in his routine win over amateur cueman Simmonds on Thursday means O’Sullivan is now just 20 away from 1,000 career centuries – a feat never achieved by any player before.

“The Rocket” is also level with Stephen Hendry on 18 Triple Crown titles – a figure he will surpass if he defends his crown in York.

He added: “I am not one of these guys that wants to go around collecting a few ranking points to stay in the 16.

“For me it is all about wins and there is probably only a handful in the game that have that attitude.

“Once the Ws dry up you won’t be seeing me around.”

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