Ranking titles: Ten Triple Crown wins: Two (1992 UK Championship, 1984 Masters)
1984: Reaches the final of the World Championship for the first time, losing to Steve Davis. Wins the Masters with a 9-5 final success over Terry Griffiths.
1986: Wins his first ranking title, edging out Cliff Thorburn 13-12 in the final of the Mercantile Classic. Goes on to win the Grand Prix.
1987: Climbs to number two in the world.
1992: Wins the UK Championship, beating John Parrott 16-9. Makes a memorable 147 at the World Championship, becoming only the second player to score a maximum at the Crucible.
1994: Reaches his sixth Crucible final, narrowly losing 18-17 to Stephen Hendry.
2004: Wins his tenth ranking title, beating Paul Hunter in the final of the Players Championship in Glasgow.
2010: Wins the World Seniors Championship, beating Steve Davis in the final.
2019: Starts his 40th consecutive season as a professional.