Mark Selby made a sublime 147 maximum break during his first round clash with Neil Robertson at the ManBetX Champion of Champions in Coventry.
The break came in the second frame of the best of seven tie and is the third 147 of Selby’s career. He went on to suffer a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Australia’s Robertson.
It had been five years since Selby last constructed snooker’s perfect break in tournament play. The last time he achieved the feat was at the 2013 UK Championship, where he fired in the 100th ever official maximum break during his semi-final win over Ricky Walden.
This effort is the 144th ratified competitive maximum and leaves the total just three short of the magic 147 mark.