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Yes, I think he should be banned from competition because he got some lucky rolls against SVB. JK.
I actually kept track of every shot in the match when I watched on Youtube, although four of the games were not recorded.
While the announcers were complaining about Ko's luck, several of those "lucky" leaves were actually 2-way shots that were pretty well executed.
Ko did however get four lucky rolls by my count, and Shane got none.
But while Ko made six errors (four potting errors and two position errors), Shane missed five shots, missed position twice, and played three ineffective safeties (ten errors). He had plenty of opportunities to fade Ko's lucky rolls.
I believe Ko played better in the match, despite what SVB fans want to believe.
Shane is one of pool's very best and I think it's a waste of time to try to rank the top ten in the world in any order. He'll beat Ko in the future and Ko will beat him again as well.
LOL While all of us were yakking away about errors, rolls in the match, no one bothered to count them. Great job
The missing few racks from 6-6 to 8-6 is mentioned at http://www.azbilliards.com/news/stories/12237-ko-becomes-pools-hardcore-man/
Ko scratched once and SVB made few mistakes. So added to your total, it is clear that SVB made more errors than Ko and that is what SVB also said in post-match interview
To his credit Van Boening kept his composure and it served him well. Two break and runs sandwiched around a Ko scratch brought the American his first lead of the match and an 8-6 advantage.
Just as he did against Wu earlier, however, Ko used the deficit as his motivation to stage a fight back. At the same time Van Boening lost his momentum and several mistakes cost him plenty. Ko won two straight to tie the match at 8-8.