Snooker is a game of points and scoring. You need to score when you have a prime opportunity to do so. Getting into scoring position, however, is where your defense game must have some merit. Playing a defensive game in snooker can mean laying a snooker or trap position for your opponent, or playing safe when you run out of position during offensive and scoring play. A lot of snooker players tend to take more risks than they should during offensive game play and don’t take the time to consider a defensive maneuver when it’s called for. My coach often says that if your offense skills can be matched by defensive skill, you become a dangerous opponent and tough to beat.