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Day Four - Part 2

Ian Hunt introduces live fourth-round coverage from the Welsh Open at the Motorpoint Arena.


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I think standard wise it's probably their best season I've had.

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Consistently I've played well, only a couple of bad games all season.

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It's taken some unbelievable performances to beat me so I can't

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be too disheartened. I'm playing solid and hopefully a win will come.

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It would be nice to win here, it's close to home in Bristol. I get good

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support so it would be nice to get one here. The world number four

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waiting in the wings. Judd Trump coming at life this evening. Welcome

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back to the Welsh Open. Only 16 players remain and the big stars

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appear keen to go home as soon as possible. All but three of the top

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16 have gone and the world champion is the latest big-name casualty. Who

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would have seen this coming? World number one Mark Selby knocked out

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why a teenager who only turned pro two years ago. It was not a narrow

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win for Yan Bingtao from China. He lost the first frame but then never

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looked back. Four winning frames in a robe and a perfect way to spend

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his 17th birthday. A huge shock for Shelby. Just not good enough.

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Performed very poorly. I had chances in frames and didn't capitalise.

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He's been talked about for over a year, he's had a good season in his

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first season and showed what a great player he is today. He turned 17

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live on TV and held himself together well. From 128 players, we are down

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to the final 16 and this is the line-up. The only Welshman left in

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the tournament now is Lee Walker. Will Trump go through or will he

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become another one of the big stars to go home early? Let's find out

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more about his opponent this evening. I'm the first Iranians are

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fashionable. In front of my house when I was six years old, I saw

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something open in front of my house. I asked my dad what it was. He took

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my hand and we went to a snooker club and he showed me how to play.

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After two months I couldn't stop playing snooker. I just continued

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and continued. After a year I won my town tournament, then the county and

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then a national tournament. Professional for me was so hard and

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it is still hard. When you come from a different country, too much

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pressure is on you. You're travelling a lot, you need a Visa. I

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was 17 years old and I had to wait four years to come to the UK. If you

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want to win, you have to play good and solid and score heavily.

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Especially if you want to win a tournament, you have to score

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really, really heavy. It doesn't matter who you're playing, you have

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to see what you can do on the table. This is the most important thing.

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You don't have to see who you're playing. They are all good players,

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it doesn't matter who you play. You have to show what you can do. A big

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moment for Vafaei, 81st in the world. Trump at number four with six

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ranking titles. Trump a semifinalist here in 2013. Vafaei beat Ali Carter

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to earn this last 16 tie. They've only met once before in the

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international championship last year when Trump was the winner. It is

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time to get the last 16 underway. What will happen next in this most

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unpredictable of tournaments? Lets join the commentary team. Terry

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Griffiths and Rob Walker. Thanks, Ian. Good evening,

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everybody. In this topsy-turvy tournament, who would take any

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result for granted? Certainly Judd Trump will be on full alert. One of

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only three players in the top 30 in the world still in the tournament.

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He is keen to get things underway quickly. It's been an incredible

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week of shocks and upsets so far. Judd Trump, from his part, with wins

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over Andrew Higginson and Alex Borg and the young Welsh schoolboy

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Jackson page earlier today, has been on tiptop form. A couple of

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centuries against Higginson. Almost got one against Jackson page, but he

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closed the door on the young Welsh star of the future, who no doubt

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we'll have some fabulous days still to come. It was a steep learning

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curve for him against the world number four. As for Hossein, what a

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fantastic win he enjoyed over Ali Carter. Bearing in mind he is only

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produced seven centuries this season, but four of them have come

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here. Two in the second round against Christopher Keegan at two

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against Ali Carter. It finished off his 4-1 win with breaks of 126 and

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123. Of course he is the outsider, in theory, this match, but if you

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were watching Judd Trump perform last here in the Motorpoint Arena,

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you'll certainly no that's a 47-year-old Alex Borg from malt

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produced some fabulous snooker and made Trump work for the win. It all

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sounds pretty straightforward. Six time wracking event winner. Against

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the man from Iran who has wrestled Visa problems, amongst other things,

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this season. Brave to go for that one, but there is the first mistake.

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Judd coming back to the table. Trump is the favourite, but one or two

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outsiders have been in inspired form here in Cardiff. The young

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22-year-old Iranians will be hoping that will be the case for him over

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the next couple of hours. A place in the quarterfinals at stake.

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Terry, you've seen so much world-class snooker over the years,

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have you been surprised at just how many shocks and big seeds have gone

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out so far here? Yes, I think everybody is shocked. I don't mean

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the players can't beat each other, but the big underdog beating the

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seeds 4-0 and 4-1, it isn't as if they are tight matches. No obvious

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reason why. As you mentioned earlier off the mike, is there going to be a

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new champion this year? The top three are Trump and Stuart

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Bingham... Trump and Barry Hawkins. Has one of them gone to the final?

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Only Stuart Bingham, when he lost in the decider to Stephen Maguire. Judd

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hasn't made the final. One semi, one quarter. Not been rich pickings, the

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Welsh Open, so far in his young and very talented career, but he's

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looked so far -- so good so far this week. I hope I haven't just cursed

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him with that compliment. A little bit of an unexpected miss

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from Trump. The break finished a lot quicker than he thought it would at

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31. It won't be long before he's off again. Sometimes in a match he gets

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a great amount of big breaks in very quick time. That's why he's so

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popular with the public. Very good to watch playing.

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That looked nasty. The only reds he can see are the ones below the pink

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spot, nearest to the bottom cushion. He can see that read, but I can't

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see a way out for him. He may find a gap off the one towards the left

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with a very thin cut. Well played. Be glad to get out of that one.

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That will worry him a little bit. He missed that by a long way. About a

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foot to the pocket and he missed it by six inches. Very unusual. Of

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course, these top seeds are under a little bit of pressure. They are

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thinking, hold on a minute, the draw has opened up. We've heard that a

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few times, the draw has opened up. None of these other guys can play.

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Are you sure? A clear-cut chance here. He made a

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few centuries in his last match. Two against Carter. To finish that match

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4-1. Two centuries against Christopher Keegan as well. 103 and

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108. Four of his seven this season have come this week so he's in good

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form. Former world under 21 champion. His season got off to a

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slow start, he lost his first round matches in India at the World Open,

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the ball Hunter classic, the international championship and then

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the draw opened up nicely for him in Northern Ireland and he made the

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quarterfinals. Very handy ?10,000. It's an expensive business when

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you're flying over from Iran. He had a few Visa problems at the start of

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the season as well, which resulted in him having to withdraw from a

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couple of tournaments because the documentation wasn't prepared in

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time. But this has been a fabulous run. The last 16 and a chance to

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take on a six time ranking event winner, Judd Trump.

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This has been a good opportunity for Vafaei to get some time on the

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table. Under the bright lights. And under the pressure of taking on Judd

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Trump. He's also qualified for China. That will be just before the

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Crucible World Championships. The 40th addition of the worlds at the

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Crucible, that will be some celebration at the end of this

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season. A lot of people really looking forward to that. Such is the

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packed nature of the calibre, there's an awful lot of snooker to

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be played between now and Sheffield. -- the calendar. He'll be a little

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disappointed with that one. Wasn't a difficult pot. Perhaps he had his

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eye on the black too much. Wow, that's quick! I thought he

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wouldn't reach the blue when he hit that. Lightning fast, this cloth.

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Another two or three inches and he would have been nothing. A good

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chance now. Judd is 17 points in front. The reds

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look like they are all available, more or less. This could be at T1 if

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he gets this right. -- a tricky one. Good shot. He's got a tremendous

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amount of power. No reason why he can't go in and out of ball. Three

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or four cushions. Lots of top spin and running side. He could go to

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far! Great shot. We all know he can do those shots, but you've got to

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take into account having the judgment and pace perfect at that

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speed and that's what he's done. 35 in front, still 43 available. Two

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reds. Very surprised that Judd Trump

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didn't clinch this first frame in that visit. Unusual for him. Could

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be in a bit of trouble here. 35 points in front, but the colours are

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well set. Should he make a mistake here. Clever shot. Not an easy

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safety to get out of, that one. Half a chance there. Judd Trump can

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get past the yellow, possibly, to get to the potting angle on the

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Rhead. But he's not looking up there. What's he got on his mind

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now? -- That was ridiculous! It could win

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him the frame, though. It's great when you can pot that type of ball.

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Amazing vision and incredible skill. An unenviable position for Hossein

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Vafaei. Ref foul, Judd Trump six. He already needed a snooker and now the

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situation has got worse and Trump should wrap this up now.

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What a touch of magic from the cue of the world number four. That long

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read to the top left, absolutely superb. And the control on the cue

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ball. When he's clear and over the line in a frame, he treats the crowd

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to some exhibition snooker and that's what he's doing here. They

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can't all go in! He's coming back. You would think just to get a little

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bit of a feel for the table. That little break of 21, but the mistake

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was costly in the end. Didn't hit it hard enough. Likes a

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fancy shot, Trump. That red he potted that probably clinched the

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frame for him, it was 110. Frame conceded. Judd Trump is off to

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a good start in this match. (STUDIO) he played really well

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earlier against Jackson page and he's started positively again this

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evening. Just want to update you on what else is happening at the

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Motorpoint Arena. This is the end of the first frame on table two. The

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world number eight, Barry Hawkins, who won ranking title last weekend

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at the world Grand Prix, is against Craig Steadman. Hawkins one of only

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three of the world's top 16 left in the competition and he's going 1-0

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up with a really impressive break of 101. Great start for him. The winner

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of that match will play the winner of our game between Trump and

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Vafaei. Our guest this evening is Darren Morgan. Good evening. A

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strong and positive start from Trump, who's had a good day so far.

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Completely different. I commentated on him last night and he was nowhere

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near as sharp as he was this afternoon. It was a sharp start

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again there. But he did throw out a couple of little half cherries for

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Hossein and Hossein unfortunately didn't capitalise. Hossein Mr bad

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red in the middle of the frame into the left corner and he'll be keeping

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himself. A player of his standard, and the way he's playing, you would

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have expected him to get that. I like that, half cherries! It's an

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interesting back story with the struggle he had to get a Visa. He's

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making up for lost time. He won the world amateur about four years ago,

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beating Lee Walker in the final on the black. 9-8 on the black. When he

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won, he thought that's it, I'll be a professional. He just couldn't get a

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Visa and it's taken him four years of struggle to get hold of that Visa

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to allow him to play. He'll be back to break off in the second frame,

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trailing 1-0. Let's see how he report -- response. -- responds.

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Hossein Vafaei, one of the biggest matches of his career so far. He

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trails by a frame to Judd Trump. Only a break of 31 in that opening

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frame from this season's European Masters champion. But couple that

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with a few mistakes from the Iranians and that was enough for

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Judd to get over the line. Can Vafaei settle down in this match?

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Not with that kind of shot. Has done so well to get to the last 16 with a

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fabulous win over Ali Carter earlier today. These players having to come

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back to the table for a second time, such is the busy schedule of this

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Welsh Open now that we have the flat 128 draw. Cracking crowd tonight.

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One or two people coming in with a pint after that first frame, rushing

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in from work. Hopefully they'll be treated to a display of world-class

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snooker tonight. No yawning! I'm sure she'll wake up when the balls

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start flying in. From Judd Trump. Really good crowd here tonight.

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Still a big buzz around the story of the Jackson page making it to the

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last 32. Didn't manage to get a frame from Judd Trump. It made more

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than a few people sit up and take notice of his talent.

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A bit of run in that. He didn't play for the pink. Not a perfect angle

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for him. That's the trouble, when you're hitting at that pace and

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trying to get the key macro ball all the way round the table and back

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again. It makes potting a little more different. He missed quite a

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few. -- trying to get the cue ball. This is very ropey for Judd's

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standards. His opponent is looking a bit different from playing on the

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other tables, when he beat Ali Carter. He was on the match table,

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wasn't he? When he comes out here on the TV cable, it's a different ask.

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-- TV table. Especially against such a powerful opponent as Trump, who

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can be intimidating. Do you think sometimes, of course

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Judd is a hugely talented player, but his beguiling array of shots and

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the power with which he strikes the cue ball, do we sometimes get too

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impressed with certain breaks that you think might last a bit longer?

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Because he produces shots that other players don't produce, or don't have

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in their armoury, do we sometimes read too much into his former

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because he can change your mind about how a frame is going just by

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producing one magic moment? And he often does. Everybody thinks

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that Trump is probably the most exciting player on the circuit with

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his shot selection. The way he entertains, as you say. The public

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love the exhibition shop, and why not. -- exhibition shots. I'm still

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disappointed he has won the World Championships stock he carries

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himself well. He's a very popular player. He's got a lot going for him

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and certainly has the capability to win it. But they said that about

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Jimmy White has well. Hossein just sat with his head bent

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forward momentarily there, once he realised what Judd Trump had left

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him with. He looked like he had had the stuffing knocked out of him in

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the chair. Still struggling to work out his

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best way forward here. Hand on hip, shaking his head. Lovely story about

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how he fell in love with snooker. He's obviously had to do it the hard

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way. A very human reaction there! Those

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are the kinds of moments that crowds really respond to. Here he goes. Or

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maybe not! Well, he is hitting the white fat bottom cushion and down to

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the two reds to clear them off the pocket. -- hitting the white down to

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the bottom cushion. Not quite sure if you come play-off two cushions,

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go past the green and avoid the blue. This hardly any space there at

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all. -- there is hardly any space. He's just hitting this way with a

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bit of side and hoping for the best. He lay! He could do it. Oh! He

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didn't pot the red. But well done full is. I enjoy that. -- but well

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done. I enjoyed that. Si waited a minute and a half to take that shot,

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and it was worth it. Great response from the crowd as well. -- well, he

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waited a minute and a half. Such a knowledgeable audience in Cardiff,

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as they were when we were in Newport for this Welsh group. -- for this

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Welsh Open. What is he looking at here? It's

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normally a pot. Maybe a planned. Plant it is. The cue ball needs to

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slow down. It's OK. As usual, Trump gets down here to the black spot as

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quickly as possible. Pink is of the spot stop when he struck the red, it

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bounced up in the air. At least it went in. He lay! A dandy shot now.

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It's not fair. Did you ever try that in a match? I didn't go for pots a

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lot. Not a particularly quick match in

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these early stages. The 32nd minute here. It could be a long one. Judd

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and Alex were tired last night. They didn't get on to the table until

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nine o'clock. Almost approaching half past nine by the time they

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started their match. A much earlier finish for them tonight. There's

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another world-class much still to come on this table. -- world-class

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match. So could be a late finish for one or two here at the end of a day

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where everybody still in the tournament will have played two

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matches. Now Judd Trump is just beginning to find symbolism in this

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frame. -- to find some rhythm. Mind you, didn't clear up in the

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first frame when he had a few chances to clinch the frame. Looks

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like this one is quite straightforward from here. 50 point

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in front. 63 now with the blue. And just on frame four. -- frame

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ball. There's the little chink of an opening here for passing. -- there's

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the little chink of an opening here for her same

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a long, long way to come for this match. I've read, 63 behind.

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-- five red. He's OK and the black. Obviously, they would like it a

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little bit thicker. A good last position. Back to that read that

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Trump just missed. I looked at the replay. It didn't really bounce. I

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don't know if it had a kick. What he did do was deliberately kill very

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fast. I think the last few shots previous to that, he wasn't getting

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the normal spin. He was getting to the cue ball for some reason.

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If Judd Trump can't get spin on, nobody can! He's got to be careful.

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When he missed that round, he was very lucky that it was an easy read,

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although she potted it. But, no, they're all available. -- even

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though she potted it. That was a poor effort, I'm afraid. You just

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try to put the red safe. Left it on. Oh, not a good wobble. Didn't want

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to catch of that pocket. But couldn't really get the spin and to

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avoid it. -- get the spin on. He's got to get this. Very well done.

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A little bit of work to do left in this frame. This would be an

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incredible steel if he can finish it off. -- an incredible steal. You can

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see the problem that he's been having, that he's been playing on

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the outside tables all the way through the tournament. Then you

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come on this TV table. It's a lot faster, playing these touch shots.

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Just slightly out of position, and it's enough. I think he had a kick

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there. He missed that by a long way. He hasn't left anything on. Just

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seen that threw off its natural line. Contact between the cue ball

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and the red was not clean. I don't think Judd Trump can believe

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he did that. A lapse in concentration, Terry? I

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don't think he is himself at the moment. You know, the first frame

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wasn't great. He had a clear-cut chance here to win the match. Sorry,

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the second frame, and go 2-0 up in the match. He's up there with the

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very best of clinching at the end of a frame will stop when there, he's

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very good out there. -- clinching at the end of a frame. When there's

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opportunities there, he's very good. Kanieska of Poland, trying to

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replace the cue ball. Exactly where it needs to be. She's got to use the

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monitor, which is why they were looking down behind the table.

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She is saying to Judd but she believes it's in the right position,

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the cue ball. -- that she believes. So that's where it was. With our

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benefits of technology. Judd still feels it's not quite

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perfectly positioned. So this is what... That was the freeze-frame of

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the shot just before Trump shot the cue ball. That's where we are now.

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Millimetres in it, but millimetres can be important in this sport. Why

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don't you just roll off the side cushion to the road. -- to the red.

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He plays a gentle. That's all he's doing anyway.

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The referee will replace the cue ball game. It's a bit more

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straightforward this time. -- replace the cue ball again. He

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doesn't think it's been replaced in the right place. I mean, it is a

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good help for the referee. But on the other hand, they've got this

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monitor to look at. They don't really need it. They do it for the

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right reasons, the players. Got it this time. How many times have we

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seen players helping the revelry and being at a disadvantage by telling

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them to move it over that way, then they want a different shot? --

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helping the referee. Snooker needed for the 22-year-old

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Iranians. Relatively quick first frame. This

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second one is taking a while. Three quarters of an hour now. By this

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time against Jackson Page, the match was all but over. And here we are -

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win next to complete the second frame. -- we are yet to complete the

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second frame. End hasn't come about through the slow playing. It's just

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that neither player is taking their chances. It happens sometimes.

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A little awkward. Could have gone wrong. Can he get behind this black?

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, You bet! A more difficult shot here. He's

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safe, of course. 38 points in front. A 21 four point penalty needed. Oh,

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he's left the red. Pupils are well set. -- the balls are really well

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set. He's been given another chance. So he can do this. But will his

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nerves hold? A little wobble there on its way

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down. I can't believe that. He left the

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white around the blue line across the table. Even further down. Played

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another good snooker. He can only tie at the moment. But Trump is in

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more trouble here. Breaking down on frame ball. Break a

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56, could potentially prove quite costly for the world number four.

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Before that shot, Hossein could only tie in force a respot. And now if he

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can clear the colours, he can win the frame.

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81st in the world rankings, but he's giving his opponent plenty to think

:55:19.:55:24.

about here in the early stages of this match. Remember, he made the

:55:25.:55:28.

quarterfinals in Northern Ireland late last year. So he has got the

:55:29.:55:35.

experience of getting on a decent run in the big tournaments. He had a

:55:36.:55:52.

big area to cover. Two brown and green down the line -- blue, brown

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and green all down the line. He's potted it. It's not perfectly on the

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green. Always miss the ball. He's 25 points in front, though. Six colours

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to tie for Hossein. If this goes behind the black, it's

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going to be tough. He's got it there! He's played a few good shots

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to get snooker here in this room, he's hanging on, but he's still

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there. Good hit. Just a matter now of whether he can avoid the pink.

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Pot this Green in the centre. You may have noticed the fight was

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on a 43 therefore knocking in the green. There was a discrepancy when

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the referee called the foul on the pink.

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STUDIO: Well, we are going to have to leave it there. Our time is up

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here on BBC Wales. We will show you what happens on our highlights

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programme later, plus Stuart Bingham's game against Robbie

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Williams. We will see if one remaining Welshman, Lee Walker, can

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the qualifying. Do join us at 11:15. Goodbye for now.

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