Cloud Strife wrote:Does mentality and temperant come into it?
If Hendry and O'Sullivan played each other whilst producing their A games, who of the two would be more prone to succumb to the pressure of such a matchup?
I would argue no. This thread is about when a player is playing at his best. Not how good is a person's b-game, or how good is their mental strength when they're not playing well.
Ronnie has the most natural talent in the game, and his best is better than any other player that has ever played the game. However, up until a couple of years ago his temperament was rubbish. If he wasn't up for a game, he'd take reckless shots on, not bother to try. He'd have people he could thrash easily beat him by wide margins.
That's not what we're talking about here. Because that's not his best.