Jack Lisowski (@1.4) vs Tian Pengfei (@2.88)
04-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Jack Lisowski will win

Jack Lisowski – Tian Pengfei Match Prediction | 04-10-2019 14:00

Lisowski progressed through to the last 16 of the Northern Ireland Open by defeating David Lilley 43, John Astley 41 and Joe Perry 43, but was thrashed 40 by Barry Hawkins.

He began his professional career by playing Challenge Tour in 2004, at the time the second-level professional tour.[3] Tian played on Main Tour in 2006 and competed on the World Snooker Tour for two seasons until he dropped off in 2008. In 2010, he won his first professional title, the Beijing International Challenge, and returned to the Main Tour the following year. Tian Pengfei (Chinese: , born 16 August 1987) is a professional snooker player from the People's Republic of China. During this period he also served a one-year ban for sexual harassment.

Tian qualified for the 2011/2012 main tour as a semi-finalist from the second Q School event.[8] As an unranked player, Tian would need to win four matches to qualify for the main draw of the ranking event tournaments.

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After a series of early exits from main tour events, he reached the final of Event 3 of the Players Tour Championship, winning six matches including a 43 win over Mark Selby in the semi-final, where he came back from 13 down. In the final he lost 04 to Tom Ford.

He therefore entered the UK Championship in good form and looked to be progressing into the second round as he led Michael Leslie 40. Lisowski began the 2013/2014 season by qualifying for the 2013 Wuxi Classic where he whitewashed Tian Pengfei 50 in the first round, before being narrowly beaten 54 by Mark Williams in the second.[25][26] At the European Tour event, the Antwerp Open, Lisowski won five matches to advance to the semi-finals where he lost 42 to Mark Selby.

Tian made a 106 break to trail Rory McLeod 32, but lost the next frame to finish as the event's runner-up.[29] Wins over Cao Yupeng and Liang Wenbo saw him reach the third round of the International Championship, where he lost 61 to Mark Allen.[28] He exited the UK Championship 62 to John Higgins in the second round.[30] Tian's final earlier in the season ensured that he made his first appearance in the PTC Finals, but he lost 41 to Robert Milkins in the first round.[28] At the China Open he defeated Barry Hawkins 54 and Michael Holt 52 to play Ricky Walden in the third round. Tian defeated Noppon Saengkham and Yu Delu both 51 and Matthew Stevens 50 to play in the final qualifying round of the 2015 Shanghai Masters, losing 54 to Mark Davis.[28] He eliminated reigning champion Shaun Murphy 41 to reach the quarter-finals of the Ruhr Open and then edged past Alan McManus and David Gilbert to progress through to his first professional final.

Lisowski had a very good season in the Players Tour Championship series of tournaments in the 2011/2012 season. He reached the quarter-finals of Event 6 and Event 9 and went one better in Event 5, where he was knocked out in the last 4 against compatriot, and eventual winner, Andrew Higginson.

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My granddad was Ukrainian, although I'm regularly told that it's a Polish name. During an interview with Eurosport's commentator Przemek Kruk, Lisowski was asked about the origins of his surname, he replied: "Obviously living in England and having the surname 'Lisowski' makes me stand out as it's definitely not an English name. People often struggle to pronounce it and it's usually a good conversation starter.

The 2012/2013 season was a breakthrough year for Lisowski as he qualified for five ranking tournaments, including the World Championship, and reached his second final as a professional.[14] The first tournament he reached was the Australian Goldfields Open by beating Dave Harold and he lost 25 to Mark Davis in the first round in Bendigo.[14] He couldn't qualify for the next two events, but then defeated Chen Zhe and Joe Perry to feature in the UK Championship for the first time. In his match against Chen, Lisowski made the first 147 in competitive play of his career.[15] In the first round of the event in York, Lisowski lost 26 to Stuart Bingham.[16] Lisowski beat Ian Burns and Jamie Burnett to qualify for the China Open and then saw off Zhou Yuelong to advance to the last 32.