• Mark Selby won the 2014 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield - check out the best pictures
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan enters the Crucible ahead of his opening match against Robin Hull
  • The Rocket received a standing ovation as he began his quest for a six world title - and a third in a row.
  • O'Sullivan looks pretty much unstoppable during the opening session and put the foundations in place for a 10-4 victory
  • On the other table, former champion Ken Doherty took on Stuart Bingham
  • Doherty returned the following day to clinch a surprise 10-5 win
  • Shaun Murphy was also a winner on Sunday as he beat Jamie Cope 10-9
  • Joe Perry fought back from 6-3 down to beat Jamie Burnett in his first-round encounter
  • Ricky Walden made his way through to the second round
  • Mark Allen claimed an easy win against Michael Holt
  • Neil Robertson beat Robbie Williams 10-2 to reach the second round
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan struggled early on against Joe Perry in round two
  • And only just about managed to edge through 13-11
  • Alan McManus rolled back the years to see off John Higgins before a win over Ken Doherty saw him reach the quarters
  • Mark Selby also reached the last-eight with victory over Ali Carter
  • Dominic Dale lost an agonising quarter-final 13-12 against Barry Hawkins
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan shakes with Shaun Murphy after a crushing 13-3 win sealed his place in the last four
  • Mark Selby ends the superb run of Alan McManus thanks to a comfortable 13-5 victory
  • Neil Robertson notched his 100th century break of the season on his way to a 13-11 win over Judd Trump
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan breezed into the final with a session to spare following a 17-7 win over Barry Hawkins
  • But the clash between Neil Robertson and Mark Selby was much closer
  • Selby eventually won it 17-15 to set up a final meeting with O'Sullivan
  • O'Sullivan started well and moved into a 10-5 lead
  • But Selby staged a fine fightback and turned the tide
  • O'Sullivan was feeling the Crucible pressure
  • Selby eventually clinched a famous 18-14 victory...
  • ...before collecting the famous trophy

World Championship

Mark Selby won the 2014 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield - check out the best pictures