Judd Trump beat Mark Williams 10-8 to win the Masters at Alexandra Palace.
Trump trailed 8-7 however gained three frames in a row to clinch the primary prize of £250,000, wrapping up victory with a clearance of 126.
It provides the Bristolian a second Masters success – he beat Ronnie O’Sullivan to assert the title 4 years in the past.
Victory for Williams, who turns 48 in March, would have made the Welshman the oldest ever Masters champion, eclipsing the file of Stuart Bingham, who was 43 years and 243 days previous when he gained in 2020.
Contesting his first Masters ultimate for 20 years, Williams made the perfect begin with a complete clearance of 138, however Trump hit again to win the subsequent 4 frames in succession with the help of breaks of 61, 106 and 73.
A second century of the match, adopted by a break of 60, noticed Williams cut back his deficit to a single body within the first conflict between the pair since Trump edged an epic World Championship semi-final 17-16 final April.
However, Williams then badly misjudged an tried double on a purple to the center pocket early in body eight and 33-year-old Trump stepped in with an 89 break to stretch his result in 5-3.
Williams wanted three scoring visits to win body 9 however ultimately sealed it with a break of fifty to the pink, just for Trump to revive his two-frame benefit within the subsequent following a 66.
Breaks of 80 and 52 helped Williams declare the subsequent three frames in succession as he restricted his opponent to a complete of simply 35 factors, however Trump surprisingly gained a 58-minute 14th body because of some elegant security play on the ultimate purple and hues to degree the scores.
An excellent century edged Williams again in entrance just for Trump to attract degree as soon as once more, the left-hander slamming in a double on the final purple after which laying a snooker behind the black from which Williams escaped however left the yellow over the nook pocket.
Trump ran out of place on a break of 59 within the seventeenth body and allowed Williams in to counter-attack, just for the Welshman to snooker himself behind the pink when attempting to get on the penultimate purple.
Trump took full benefit and cleared as much as transfer 9-8 in entrance, earlier than sealing the subsequent body and victory in fashion with one other century, completed in flamboyant vogue.
The victor mentioned afterwards, earlier than lifting the Paul Hunter Trophy: “This is by far my greatest ever win. The manner I performed this week is just not my greatest, that is my greatest ever efficiency to grind out and win this.
“Incredible really, I got totally outplayed in the whole game but I was just trying to hang on.
“At 8-7 down I was kind of gone but I managed to win that frame and then I played all right in the last couple of frames.
“I should have been out in the first round, should have been out in the second round, should have lost this one. I’m like a cat!”
Williams mentioned: “It was a great match all the way through. The standard was quite good. Judd made a fabulous break in the last frame…that’s why he’s one of the best in the world. He was a bit too strong for me at the end.
“I’m not a young man anymore but I can still give these youngsters a run for their money!”