Ronnie O'Sullivan plans to take another break

Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
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World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan announces his intention to take another break from snooker.

World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has announced his intention to take another break from snooker and then return to only play in the most lucrative competitions.

The Rocket, who voluntarily missed the majority of the 2012-2013 season, twice came from behind to beat Adam Drury in the third round of the UK Championship.

After his victory, O'Sullivan admitted that he plans to use the new prize money list, which is replacing the world rankings to decide who qualifies for major tournaments, as a way of reducing his schedule.

"My goal is to get enough prize money so I can take another break from snooker, to be honest with you," O'Sullivan told reporters after advancing into the last 32 in York.

"It's now a prize money list and getting through here's done me well so maybe I can take a few more months out, because I enjoyed my time out so much last time. Just play the system, really.

"I'm not too bothered about my form. I'm just trying to keep my top-64 place. I've got £9,000 so far [here] and if I can win a few more matches it'll bounce it up a little bit more and then I don't have to play in so many events. I can have a holiday, sit at home and chill again, which is great."

Judd Trump, Stephen Maguire and Graeme Dott are among the other players to have reached the last 32.

Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
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