In 2016 Liang Wenbo became only the second player from China to win a full ranking event title by defeating Judd Trump 9-6 to win the English Open in Manchester.
The left-hander had previously appeared in two ranking event finals, losing to Ronnie O’Sullivan at the 2009 Shanghai Masters and Neil Robertson in his first triple crown final at the 2015 UK Championship.
A professional since 2005, Liang rose to prominence at the 2008 World Championship when having qualified for the Crucible Theatre for the first time he defeated world number two Ken Doherty and two-time semi-finalist Joe Swail to reach the quarter-finals before losing to Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Later that year he made his first 147 break as a professional during a remarkable performance against Martin Gould in qualifying for the Bahrain Championship which also saw him make two breaks of 139 and a run of 115 during a 5-1 success.
In qualifying for the 2018 World Championship he enjoyed a similarly hot performance against Rod Lawler, compiling another maximum break and coming close to making a second during the same match two frames later missing the final black.
Liang has achieved a career-high ranking to date of number 11, on three occasions from 2016-2017.
He is a two-time winner of snooker’s World Cup in 2011 and 2017, also reaching the final in 2019 but losing out to Scottish pair John Higgins and Stephen Maguire.
WST Ranking Event Titles (1)
WST Minor-Ranking Event Titles (1)
Professional Non-Ranking Event Titles (1)
- 2009/10: Beijing International Challenge