‘He always invents something’ -identical pots
Judd Trump was a player devoid of belief at the start of the World Championship, but he found his mojo at the Crucible and showed his confidence is coming back with two near-identical cheeky pots to win a frame against Mark Williams.
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That may have been said with tongue slightly in cheek, but he produced some free-flowing snooker early in the contest.
At 4-1 to the good, he was ahead in frame six – albeit with reds still on the table and ripe for a counter.
Williams set a potential counter-attack in motion by developing the blue, but it proved to be his downfall as Trump produced two wonderfully inventive pots – using the blue as an aid.
The first of the pots, he used the knuckle of the left middle and the blue to guide the red into the pocket at a slow pace.
The second, he elected for power and used the blue to deflect the red into the same pocket.
“He spotted something,” Joe Johnson said on Eurosport commentary. “What a shot.
“He always invents something.”
Johnson’s co-commentator David Hendon summed up the situation perfectly.
“The blue was safe, but Williams developed it in a bid to win the frame but Trump potted two reds off the blue to effectively win the frame,” Hendon said.
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