I've always been of the opinion the guy could be a world class snooker player and nothing I've seen recently has changed my mind.
First off, the guy beat a very strong player in the final 6-0. Early rounds I could see some of those competing losing by this margin but not in the final. Of course I wasn't fortunate enough to be there to watch it but based on reports Alex had 3 tons and a couple of 90's notching that win which is strong enough to whitewash most players, even at the top level.
I wish the CBSA had done a better job posting match and ton scores online. They've only listed a couple of tons but apparently Alex had about 12 tons over the event, roughly 1 every 4 or 5 frames. That's just sick when one considers he didn't practice any snooker prior to the event
Second, last couple of days he's decided to play a bit more and chase big breaks. He's busy betting on running tons, I think ATM it's that he'll run 1 every 3 frames with reds randomly spread or something sick like that.
During a match a couple of days ago he missed out on a max at 113 by taking on a very tough cut on the black with the long rake rather than a simple pink for a 146. Yesterday he bettered it notching a final score of 151. His opponent scratched and Alex proceeded to clear up with a 147
Scary talent, I hope he makes use of it
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