Ding Junhui fired in a sensational 147 break in the seventh frame of his first round clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan in the MrQ Masters at Alexandra Palace.
It’s the fourth maximum break in Masters history and a second for Ding, who made a 147 against Anthony Hamilton in 2007. Kirk Stevens also made a Masters maximum against Jimmy White in 1984 and Marco Fu made composed a 147 against Stuart Bingham in 2015.
Ding is now in line for the £15,000 high break prize. He is also one more maximum break away from claiming the £147,000 bonus, which is awarded if a player makes two 147s across the three Triple Crown events this season.
Today’s break is the 195th maximum in snooker history and the sixth of the season.