Ranking titles: Two Triple Crown wins: One (1994 Masters)
1990: Gets to the semi-finals of the UK Championship during his first pro season.
1992: Reaches his first ranking final at the Asian Open in Bangkok, losing to Steve Davis. Gets to the semi-finals of the World Championship before his run is ended by Jimmy White. Climbs into the top 16, where he remains for 14 years, reaching a highest ranking of sixth.
1993: Semi-finalist at the Crucible again, beaten by Stephen Hendry.
1994: Enjoys his finest moment when he wins the Masters at Wembley Conference Centre, beating Stephen Hendry 9-8 in a classic final – the first match Hendry had lost in the event. Wins his first ranking title at the Dubai Classic, beating Peter Ebdon 9-6 in the final.
1996: Doubles his tally of ranking titles by beating Ken Doherty 9-8 in the final of the Thailand Masters.
2002: Loses to Chris Small in the final of the LG Cup; his eighth and most recent ranking final.
2016: Reaches the semi-finals of the World Championship for the third time, at the age of 45. Beats Stephen Maguire, Ali Carter and John Higgins at the Crucible, before losing to Ding Junhui.