World Snooker Championship prize money: How much will Shaun Murphy and Mark Selby win?

Everything you need to know about the financial rewards

Mark Selby at the table in the final against Shaun Murphy
Mark Selby at the table in the final against Shaun Murphy

Mark Selby clambered back to the snooker summit by sinking Shaun Murphy 18-15 to win his fourth world title at a raucous Crucible.

Selby held off a stirring fightback from his opponent in the final session to join John Higgins as a four-time champion, punching the air after sinking the final black under immense pressure.

The 37-year-old had endured a torrid time after winning his previous crown in 2017, crashing out in the first round as defending champion and surrendering his status as world number one after going over two and a half years without a British-based ranking title.

But talk of the Leicester man’s demise proved premature as he chiselled his way back towards the top, culminating in a dazzling return to top form this fortnight, in which he lost just 11 frames over his first three matches. PA

Here is everything you need to know about the prize money.

What is the prize money?

The winner takes home a cheque for £500,000, while the runner-up will have to settle for £200,000. Shaun Murphy also hit the highest break with a fantastic total clearance of 144 against Yan Bingtao, which earns him a further £15,000.

Here’s the prize money breakdown for the 2021 World Championship:

Winner: £500,000

Runner-up: £200,000

Semi-finals: £100,000

Quarter-finals: £50,000

Last 16: £30,000

Last 32: £20,000

Last 48: £15,000

Last 80: £10,000

Last 112: £5,000

High break: £15,000

Total: £2,395,000

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