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.
2020: Makes it to the Crucible for the 21st time before losing to Mark Williams in the first round.