Un-Nooh reached the Crucible for the first time in his career after a 10-8 victory against Alfie Burden at 2018 World Championship qualifying. He faced John Higgins at the Theatre of Dreams and put on a strong showing before bowing out in a 10-7 defeat.
The charismatic Thai’s elusive first 147 maximum break came at the 2016 Paul Hunter Classic, after a series of near misses. He made the perfect break in the second frame of his last 32 clash with Kurt Maflin.
Un-Nooh enjoyed the best season of his career in 2015/16 as he reached the semi-finals of the 2015 International Championship and the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix.
He also won the first professional title of his career at the Six Red World Championship in his native Thailand, beating Liang Wenbo 8-2 in the final.
The Thai spurned two golden opportunities to make maximum breaks in the season. He missed a final black off the spot against Neil Robertson in his last 32 match at the 2015 UK Championship and devastatingly missed another against Anthony McGill in the final qualifying round for the 2016 World Championships.
He appeared on Channel 4’s TFI Friday to recreate the shot after the UK Championship which cost him £44,000.
Un-Nooh reached the semi-finals of a full ranking event for the first time at the 2015 Indian Open. He won six matches, beating the likes of Ding Junhui and Mark Davis before spurning a 3-0 lead in the semi-final against Ricky Walden to go out 4-3.
He established himself as one of Asia’s most promising players when he won the IBSF World Championship in 2008, beating Colm Gilcreest 11-7 in the final.
During the season he lives in Sheffield with other Thai players such as James Wattana and Dechawat Poomjaeng