Neil Robertson won the Players Tour Championship event in Ireland and claimed he is better now than when he won the world title.
The Australian left-hander defeated Judd Trump 4-1 at the Killarney Convention Centre, where he conceded just six frames in seven matches, to lift his second PTC title of the season having also won in Poland three weeks ago.
And, following the win on Sunday, Robertson sent out a warning to his rivals ahead of some upcoming events by insisting that he has improved greatly since lifting the World Championship at the Crucible in 2010.
"It wasn't the best final but my safety was good and I did what I needed to," said Robertson.
"Up until the final I played really well. Last season I was crashing out in the first or second round of most of the PTC events so it's great to have won a couple now.
"My form is looking good with the UK Championship and the Masters coming up.
"I've practised harder than ever this season and I am very solid, even when I'm playing badly. The player who won the world title is gone and I'm a much better player now."