Mark Selby downplayed his fourth career maximum after hitting 147 in his 4-1 win over Jack Lisowski at the Cazoo British Open.
The Englishman recorded the milestone moment in the opening frame of the last-16 match in Milton Keynes, potting a marvellous treble in the process.
"Just to make a 147 in any tournament is a good achievement," he said. "But to do it there, live on TV, was an extra-special feeling."
The Leicester man's reaction was still subdued for fear of any premature celebrations.
Selby said: "It’s great to make it but it it only wins one frame so it’s pointless giving it the big’un and then you go on to lose 4-1 and you look a bit of an idiot, really."
In the quarter-finals, Selby will face Antrim's Mark Allen, who knocked out world number two Judd Trump 4-3 after a back and forth battle.
Trump hit the only century break of the match but four breaks of 50 or more saw Allen book his spot in the last eight.
Wales’ Jamie Jones beat Ben Woollaston 4-2 to set up a quarter-final with Noppon Saengkham after he thrashed Jordan Brown by a 4-0 score.
Robbie Williams will face Lyu Haotian for a place in the final four after coming back from 3-2 down to beat Steven Hallworth 4-3. Haotian got the better of Matthew Stevens 4-1 thanks to two century breaks.
And Ryan Day and Yuan Sijun make up the rest of the last eight line-up following wins over Graeme Dott and Anthony Hamilton respectively on Thursday.