wish i could find a backer to let me "compete" for $100,000Seems to me that Alex would be the favorite in most any dynamic. He was playing in Tony's house giving a ball up which Tony seemed to not capitalize on as he might have. Tony nearly scratched on the opening break and did scratch on his second break. He found his break quite a bit later but it came back to bite him a couple times in the next couple days.
A race to 36 seems to benefit Alex more given, size, health (diet/sleep), affecting stamina.
Then there's 'intent' which is incredibly difficult if not impossible to truly discern - but I lean to Alex as being more focused and driven.
Alex was prepared to win. Tony seemed to be prepared to compete.