Nice to see Shane can still smile after that match.
We need more matches like this lined up to get pool exciting again.
As you've said that you yourself used chemical enhancements to help your pool game, I'm going to rely on your assessment here, but ....
... please show me in the rules governing impromptu action matches where it says that chemical enhancements are forbidden, or even unethical. Every player has the option to use such chemical enhancements when they play in action, and that includes both Dennis and Shane. Similarly, every player has the option to make drug testing a condition of an action match in which the winner's failing the test relieves the loser of the obligation to pay the bet. Thankfully, nobody really wants it that way.
Like you, I think it's regrettable that so many players of this generation need such chemical enhancement, but it is being dealt with in WPA sanctioned events in our sport, one of many reasons that WPA titles are the gold standard in our sport.
Even if you are right here, Dennis won fair and square here and his victory is commendable. This is in no way an extenuating circumstance.
Also, how do we really know if Dennis was on anything? Yes, he was quite hyper- literally running around the table. However, that also could have been because he was so excited to be back in the match after he looked dead in the water.
Are you going to do break stats?
Yes. But, first, I'm hoping to see a replay of a game I missed when the stream was down. I'd like the stats to be complete. But I can tell you that the aggregate stats for the 3 days were just about as close as the final score.
One more thing. Dennis does NOT use drugs! He plays on the "natch" and is quite used to playing long matches that last all day and night. THAT is the Filipino way!
$40 for a stream and we had to listen to that BS is ridiculous.
Maybe they can get Earl to commentate over it, really a shame.
Here is the final rack videoShane is a great champion and no one wins all the time.
He will be back.
Congratulations, to Dennis for a great comeback.
I didn't see the match but it sounds like one for the ages.