It is believed that weaker snooker players have a better chance of
winning matches over eleven frames (i.e. first to win 6 frames)
than they do over fifteen frames. Is this true?
Stage: 5 Challenge Level:
What is the probability of the players meeting in the first round?
What is the probability of both players getting into the second round?
What is the probability of the players meeting in the second round?
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