Ronnie O'Sullivan wins Champion of Champions title in Coventry
Ronnie O'Sullivan battled back from 5-3 down to beat Stuart Bingham 10-8 in the first Champion of Champions final.
The five-time world champion took the £100,000 top prize after winning four of the last five frames at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
It was the ideal preparation for O'Sullivan, 37, before the UK Championship, which starts on Tuesday.
"I didn't believe I would win. It was a tough match but I'm pleased to come through it," said O'Sullivan.
"When you're playing well, the game can come easily and I tried hard from the start."
This was the inaugural Champion of Champions tournament and the six-day invitational competition featured 16 players, including every ranking-event winner from last season.
World number 10 Bingham took the opening frame of the final with a break of 109, before O'Sullivan won the next two, the only time he led in the first session.
Bingham's 109 in the eighth gave him a 5-3 advantage, but his opponent immediately narrowed the gap with a break of 130 - the highest of the match.
O'Sullivan went on to draw level at 6-6, before 37-year-old Bingham retook the lead, only for O'Sullivan's late run to win the event, his first major success since winning the world title in May.