Trump's Third Majestic Maximum - China Open 2017

Trump's Third Majestic Maximum - China Open 2017

Judd Trump has made the third 147 professional snooker maximum break of his career on route to beating Tian Pengfei 5-3 in the third round at the China Open 2017 in Beijing, China.

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Defending China Open champion Judd Trump looked in imperious form heading in to his Last 16 match against Tian Pengfei, having only dropped one frame in the previous two rounds.

Already in control of the match at 3-1 up thanks to top breaks of 66 and 53, Trump went on to produce a bit of snooker history in the fifth frame.

Tian attempted to roll safely up to the pack from baulk but overhit it, leaving Trump an easy starting red to the bottom-left corner pocket.

Judd Trump Snooker China Open 2017 Maximum Final BlackA series of top pots, cannons and positional plays followed, including an incredible red at pace into the middle pocket at 41 to stay on the black, before Trump found himself on the final pink.

Due to the penultimate ball being near the bulk cushion due to an earlier cannon, Trump was unable to get himself perfect on the black and was faced with an incredibly tough pot into a blind pocket.

Showing experience beyond his years, he comfortably rolled the black in, off the far corner pocket jaw, to complete the perfect 147 maximum break, his third as a professional, in front of the Beijing crowd.

Trump went on to win the match 5-3, and as well as staying on track to defending his China Open title, he pockets a tidy £30,000 bonus prize plus £2,000 for the highest break if it's not matched.

Judd Trump 147 China Open ScoreboardTrump's magicial moment was the 130th official maximum break in professional snooker and the third in the China Open after Stephen Maguire's in 2008 and Neil Robertson's in 2010.

This 147 is also incredibly the 12th of the 2016/2017 professional snooker season, a new record.

Many fans of will fancy Trump to go all the way and lift a record third China Open title this week in Beijing.

For all the results from the China Open 2017, including scores and breaks, head to

Posted Mar 30, 2017
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