I'll be honest, once that 9 rolled where it did, I thought that was it for SVB.Comeback for the ages, punctuated by a drilled jump shot in the penultimate rack.
I don't think Mika was claiming that Shane couldn't make the 1 before the ref re-spotted the 9, he was just claiming that he should have used a marker to mark the position of the 9 in the first place (which of course he's right about). The reason I don't think that he was claiming that Shane couldn't make the 1 before the ref re-spotted the 9 is because after the rack Shane told him he could make the 1 before the ref re-spotted the 9, and Mika seemed to agree, but just reiterated that the ref should have used a marker for the 9 ball.Mika was arguing that when he put the 9 back down, he moved it over slightly so Shane could see enough of the 1 to make it. Whereas before he moved the template rack from underneath, the 9 was blocking enough of the 1 to make the pot unmakable or maybe more difficult. I went back and rewatched and it was really tight when Shane made it. So seemed to be a valid remark by Mika.
But wait, what has Matchroom to do with it? Mika makes that 5 ball, end of story. I mean, in order to get such amazing comebacks (nothing to take from SVB here) you gotta have a huge lead being built firsthand.That match was perfect example what i´ve been saying in Alternative vs WInner break format threads. We never get matches like that!!! I LOVE WHAT MATCHROOM IS DOING... MAKING POOL GREAT AGAIN!