I don’t know about you but my nerves are shredded by this extraordinary 888.com World Championship.
Last night saw more drama as Peter Ebdon failed on the 15th black on a 147 only for Ali Carter to knock in a maximum in the very next frame.
This came a day after Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 147, earning Carter a share of the £157,000 prize – although you couldn’t rule out another max before this remarkable Crucible event is over.
Carter is training to be an airline pilot and the ‘Captain’ charted a course to snooker history in fine style, not least in potting the last black, which would have been a pressure ball to win a frame, let alone make a 147.
It was the first time there have been two maximums in the TV stages of a major event.
After all the complaints about below par conditions, nobody can say they are anything but perfect now.