Judd Trump compiled the seventh 147 break of his career against Ronnie O’Sullivan in the Champion of Champions final on Sunday.
The reigning champion achieved snooker’s holy grail in the eighth frame of the showpiece, producing a magical maximum to send the Bolton Whites Hotel crowd into ecstasy.
Trump, who trails 6-3 heading into a dramatic second session, had endured a nightmare start to his 13th tournament final meeting with three-time winner O’Sullivan, who hit breaks of 103, 96 and 88 to establish a commanding 6-1 advantage.
However, the Ace responded in emphatic fashion with the 181st maximum break in professional competition, and first against O’Sullivan since Stephen Hendry in the deciding frame of the 1997 Charity Challenge final.
It was also only the second at the Champion of Champions, with Mark Selby also achieving the feat against Neil Robertson four years ago.
Trump’s tally of seven 147 breaks is now only bettered by O’Sullivan (15), John Higgins (12), Hendry (11) and Stuart Bingham (nine).
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