It marks SelbyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s second success in three years in the competition, claiming the Ã‚Â£150,000 first prize at Wembley Arena.
O’Sullivan had led 9-6 needing a just one more frame to be crowned champion, leaving Selby needing to reel in an insurmountable lead.
It was a splendid Final in front of a capacity crowd which saw O’Sullivan maintain a lead over Selby throughout.
At 9-6 down Selby secured consecutive frames, though it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until the penultimate frame that Selby managed to pull level.
OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Sullivan had the opportunities to triumph and he appeared on the verge or repeating last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 10-8 success over Selby, but he carelessly missed a yellow. The error allowed Selby to secure a deciding frame.
Selby raced into a 64-0 lead in the decider, however nerves appeared to get the better of him when he missed a relatively routine red ball. Yet it proved inconsequential for OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Sullivan as on SelbyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next visit to the table he secured the Masters title.
“I thought I was dead and buried at 9-6,” Selby said. “To play Ronnie anywhere it’s a great atmosphere but this was special. I just took it a frame at a time.”
OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Sullivan was magnanimous in defeat and admitted he was beaten by the better player. He also proclaimed that he hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t anticipated making the final and as such wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t too disappointed in defeat.
“He played well, and deserved win. I never got a look in the last four frames,” he conceded.
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