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  • Rane
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    Congratulations to Selby. I liked the tournament and it looked like there were a great atmosphere and a good audience. I wasn´t too impressed of the final. I like tactical battles, but there were too many easy pots missed, which probably was the reason why none of the two got going.

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  • daffie
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    Originally posted by PatBlock View Post
    Nice comments from both players at the end there. Selby was simply the tougher of the two tonight IMO, Murphy had loads of chances in an almost entirely multi-visit match but was unable to make them count, he certainly gave us some fireworks trying though!
    A very memorable tournament for me.

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    Indeed. Murphy always the gentlemen...and it seems very real to me, never forced. Always puts a smile on his face and is very gracious in defeat. Not many players have this attitude unfortunately.

    Anyway...I have really enjoyed this tournament as well. The final was very enjoyable. Could have been a bit more I guess, especially with the two of them keeping up with eachother throughout untill the end where Murphy faltered and Selby took a final sprint. It would have been great if Murphy could have been more resilient / mentally tough, or maybe it was more physical exhaustion. But still...very good final.

    Looking forward to The Masters in january.

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  • SnookerFan
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    Originally posted by Odrl View Post
    Good tournament. I expected a slightly better final, with more fluency from both players, but I'm not all that surprised that a lot of the frames were decided on the colours. Selby has always been strong in that type of snooker, and even though he wasn't at his best tonight, his will to win was never in question. Nice to see him back as a major winner, particularly after all the hate he once again received tonight.

    Looking forward to the Masters now.
    I didn't think the final was as bad as people are making out. Okay, it'd have been more fast-paced if it was Ronnie vs Judd Trump. But I found it enjoyable non-the-less.

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  • Odrl
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    Good tournament. I expected a slightly better final, with more fluency from both players, but I'm not all that surprised that a lot of the frames were decided on the colours. Selby has always been strong in that type of snooker, and even though he wasn't at his best tonight, his will to win was never in question. Nice to see him back as a major winner, particularly after all the hate he once again received tonight.

    Looking forward to the Masters now.

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  • PatBlock
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    Nice comments from both players at the end there. Selby was simply the tougher of the two tonight IMO, Murphy had loads of chances in an almost entirely multi-visit match but was unable to make them count, he certainly gave us some fireworks trying though!
    A very memorable tournament for me.

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  • The Rook
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    Well done Mark! To win the UK playing your B game throughout the tournament shows what a great champion you are!

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  • DeanH
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    maybe not the best snooker (nerves?) but the best atmosphere and competiveness!

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  • streamer45
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    Enjoyed this final. Selby finally UK champion!

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  • RocketRoy1983
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    Murphy ever the gentleman.

    Congrats Selby.

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  • DeanH
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    game over

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  • DeanH
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    lovely reaction from Selby for Shaun's snoooker behind the black - friends

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  • RocketRoy1983
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    Don't speak too soon!!

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  • daffie
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    Pretty good final...could have been better, but still pretty good and enjoyable to watch. Nice for Selby to get his first UK crown.

    So 1 AM it is...gotta be up at 7...oh joy
    Last edited by daffie; 10th December 2012, 12:02 AM.

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  • daffie
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    Oh oh and here come the 'how lucky is Selby' posts once again...

    Edit : beat me to it.

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  • DeanH
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    Mr Lucky again with that red

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