Take Stephen Hendry vs Bjorn Haneveer, Bjorn beat Stephen 4-2 in the last EPTC away from the TV cameras. Change the circumstances, but more pressure on and hendry turns that into a 3-0 win.
The only 'shock' so far is Shaun Murphy losing to Dave Harold, shock is a loose term here because Shaun has a poor recent record in best of 9's and he lost 3-0 so would have been in big trouble under that format anyway.
The players that play the best snooker will get to the final stages. Unlike other silly gimmicks like onefourseven and the shot clock this format will promote attacking snooker without being biased to certain players. It will not lower the standard of safety play so it will suit all players and fans.
I very much like this format, my only complaint is that all top 16 players should have had their match at the venue.
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