The break was avoidably less than the best he could have done, so no, I don't think they saw him do his best.AbsolutelyGlorious wrote:And you don't think they saw that? It was a fine break and wasn't any less impressive for him going for the pink instead of the black. And his actions weren't petulant or spoilt at all, he was sending out a message, the amount on offer is pathetic, they used to get £147,000 for one at the World Championship 20 years ago. Players are less inclined to take a risky black early on in a break when the prize fund for it is so low.Bodacious Benny wrote:
Even if you take the prize money out of it, fans there watching have paid to see the players play at their very best. Seeing a 147 live would be one of the best things you could see as a snooker fan, O'Sullivan was on one but chose not to as he's a petulant t***. It'd be like a football team winning a penalty but opting to pass the ball straight to the keeper.
This isn't the world championship, not every tournament can offer £147k for a maximum break.