Both Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Allen have similar games, both being attacking and top break-builders so its no wonder that this match had everything snooker fans could ever hope to see in a match.
Initially it was unclear how Ronnie O’Sullivan would perform today as his recent form hasn’t been all that good, so today’s match was clearly going to be a test against on the games greats, Mark Allen.
It was Allen who started in style, making a total clearance of 121 to take the first frame.
In the second, Allen was off again as he made a break of 65, putting the fear into O’Sullivan fans but in true Ronnie Style he dished up in the frame with a break of 64 and win the frame by 68-65.
In the next, Allen was first again with a break of 55, only for O’Sullivan to clear up with a break of 60 to steal the third frame.
The next frame was a battle for both players as it looked like O’Sullivan was going to win the frame, but it was Mark Allen’s turn to make the steal of the black ball to level the match up at 2-2.
In the fifth frame Ronnie O’Sullivan struck back with a break of 77 to regain his 1 frame advantage.
Ronnie at this point clearly had the winning post in his sights as he pushed on in the 6th, initially making a break of 47 before breaking down, but a mistake by Allen soon let O’Sullivan back in again to clear the rest of the table and to win the match 4-2.
O’Sullivans form here today has been a breath of fresh air for those fans who may have been worried about his form and the fact that he has pulled out of the Evergrande tournament coming up. It would certainly look like he is in striking form and is no doubt favorite to win this week.