Pool star produces ‘most ridiculous shot you will see’ as fans laud ‘magician’

Pool star Chris Melling has lived up to his 'Magician' nickname by pulling off one the 'most ridiculous shot you will ever see'.

Fans were left stunned after former world champion Melling executed the outrageous shot in the Ultimate Pool Champions League.

The Keighley pro qualified for the last-16 of the televised prestigious pool event later this year, but only after a majestic pot to escape a snooker in a group stage battle.

Melling had left himself in trouble after missing a cannon on the 8 ball, but provided a moment of inspiration as he banked his final red off three cushions to seal victory.

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He worked out the angles to perfection and left himself in prime position on the black with an improbable shot that has now gone viral on social media.

"Oh my god, oh my goodness me. The magician pulls out one of the biggest rabbits out of his hat that he has ever pulled," the Ultimate Pool commentator exclaimed.

"That is the most ridiculous shot you will ever see. My word," one fan reacted, emphasising the difficulty of the challenge Melling faced. That is one of the best pool shots I've ever seen," another user agreed.

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Snooker hero Shaun Murphy is known as the Magician on the green baize but Melling proved he is also worthy of the moniker with the stroke of genius.

"Who even sees that shot?," a bewildered fan asked as another claimed the pot was 'absolutely ridiculous'.

"The number of times I’ve seen him do stuff like that is crazy," one fan said, with Melling known in pool circles for his audacious shot-making.

Melling's stunning clearance sealed a 4-1 victory over Northern Irishman Gary Clarke, and he defeated talented youngster Luke Gilbert in a six-red shootout to confirm his spot in the last-16.


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