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Hello and welcome to Snooker Masters Extra, extended highlights of the

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quarterfinal match between Mark Selby and Barry Hawkins. Hawkins

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famously beat Selby in the second round of the 2013 World Championship

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when he made the final only to lose to Ronnie O'Sullivan. But this will

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be a stern, stern test against the world number 1. Barry took a

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tactical first frame. We join it in frame 2. Your match commentary team,

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John and Ken. Can he get past the yellow to play

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the red? Mmm. Maybe just can't get enough. He could maybe bend it a

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little bit aside, but he's got an alternative, right to the left

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corner. Now he's deciding he is going to bend this. Playing this

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with a lot of left-hand side. Just bend it around the yellow. Judges it

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nicely! APPLAUSE

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That left-hand side, you see how it... It brought the cue ball away

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from the cushion. And perfectly on the blue.

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Nicely on the red. I'm sure the black pots into the bottom rrnd

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corner pockets will... Just managed to miss it, but, still, nicely on

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the black. Yeah. Imperative now he gets on the red that's just to the

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right of the black. That will clear the black for both corner pockets.

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He is perfect on the black. I don't know what he's thinking about here.

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Maybe looking a few shots ahead, but he's got to play for the red here.

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Well, he didn't. That does surprise me. Might not get a better chance.

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Any reason why he wouldn't play for that, do you think, Ken in # -- Ken?

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He was hedging his best, guaranteed to be on the red. I think he just

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wanted to be on the black a little bit straighter, just so he can take

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that red. But I totally agree - he was sort of playing two shots in one

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there. If he overran it it was always on the red. If he underhit

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it, he was on the red to the right of black. But he will be OK. Still a

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few options for him here. If he is on the black now, well, he can pot

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it and just... You see here he wanted to be a bit straighter. Mmm.

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This red to the right, he is stopping the black basically being

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available into both corn because he can't get position for the black

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into the left corner. He's had to play the cannon. If it's gone wrong,

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he's only himself to blame. Yeah. Totally agree. Sort of didn't have

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the confidence a couple of shots ago to take that red out of the way.

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He may have to... I don't think he can bend it enough to pot that red.

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APPLAUSE Let's have a look at the black he

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played. Now, he's probably playing it in such a way, John, fa if he

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overhits it, he will be on the red here. Still on the red to the right

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of the black and... Probably didn't - wasn't confident enough to just

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track it straightaway. Yeah, but I thought first time around he looked

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absolutely perfect. Yeah. He had the line, just had... A bit slower. It

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was essential to get that red away from the black. That isn't the best

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safety shot, unchoose it creeps be -- unless it creeps behind the brown

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and covers the pot. He is a bit fortunate there. He could well have

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left the red. Seemed to just roll it off to... To have these two reds

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covered by the brown. That isn't what he played.

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APPLAUSE To get to the potting angle of that

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was a good pot. Not perfect on the yellow or brown. But a lot of the

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players now would screw this brown in to the right middle and draw off

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the back cushion. But he doesn't want anything to do with that, just

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take a look behind the yellow. APPLAUSE

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Looking at Barry's expression, he pulled his face a little bit. He

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wanted to be touch tight to this yellow to cut out the one-cushion

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escape. He hit it a little bit too hard.

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Yeah. There is the escape. A little bit of side, just to widen the

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angle. Should be OK. Just overhit the cue ball slightly.

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Wanted to be nestled tightly to that bunch of reds.

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Yeah, you could tell from Mark's body language he thought he hit that

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red a little bit too thick. Worst case scenario is that a baulk colour

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full in the face. If you do that, invariably you will leave a pot on.

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This red's on to the right corner, and I think the black is available

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to the opposite corner. Across that slight she -- slightly.

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Decelerated. Pushing it through. So, a chance here. One of those, if you

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just half quit on the shot, the cue ball doesn't go... The only downside

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for Mark Selby is he is tight under the cushion. So a good pot needed

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here, but a good angle to get up for the blue. A good shot! Where's the

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cue ball going? Where's the cue ball going?

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CROWD: Oh! APPLAUSE

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I'm surprised he played it so hard. He always knew it was going to go

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close to the middle pocket. Should have put less pace into it. Yeah.

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Surprised as well. Gifted an opportunity here to Barry Hawkins.

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A couple of reds available here, just to the right of the pink and

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one to the left of the pink. One at the bottom of the pack, potted into

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the left-hand corner pocket as well. Doesn't want to hit the middle

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pocket here. Mmm. Still got a pot on, but a bit more tricky than he

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would have liked. Going to try to screw the red in and use the pink to

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get pack up for the blue, with the cue ball. Deep screw here. He's hit

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it nicely. APPLAUSE

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He's brought the pink into play, but, again, not straightforward,

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this... Just a matter of potting the pink,

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no problem, but he's got to put a little bit of pace on the cue ball,

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so he will be positioned on the next red. In the end, decided not to take

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it on. Little bit surprising. Obviously part of his game plan.

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Don't take too many undue risks. He's playing the world champion,

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world number 1, UK champion... So, giving him every respect.

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Delightful! APPLAUSE

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Wonderful shot. I don't think there is many players in the game now who

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could play that shot better than Mark Selby. Played to perfection.

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Well, his # -- this is top drawer! APPLAUSE

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Good, attacking safety. Mark Selby is in a real spot of bother here. If

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he doesn't get this safe, then Barry Hawkins, you would feel, would win

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the frame. Ah! Sensational. Unlucky to catch

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the blue. What a tremendous hit that was! Unlucky, as I say, to make

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contact with the blue, who stopped the white in its tracks. Yeah. That

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was a great escape. Let's have a look at this again. Had to get a

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perfect contact on the red, so unlucky. A chance again for Barry

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Hawkins. A better pot. Overran the cue ball slightly. Going into the

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red to the - just above the black here and he's going to, again,...

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Just be careful. Just willed a quick look at the -- just had a quick look

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at the red into the right centre. No. No.

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CROWD: Oh! A bit edgy, both players here. Didn't expect him to miss

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that. . No, no neither did I. Set up the frame-winning opportunity.

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Didn't take it. When you miss those few chances it can really hurt if

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you lose the frame. Yeah. Not the cleanest of pots. It's given

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a chance now to Mark Selby. The three reds around the pink spot

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area, certainly one was available into the right middle. Maybe the

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bottom one, the one nearest the black spot available to the right

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corner. He's played for that red you spoke

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about into the right centre. He is looking at the two reds just below

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it. Any of them pot into the... Doesn't look like... It is touching

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ball. It may pot but... A good pot, that into the centre. Now, the two

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reds just above the black, I think the top one will pot. Not quite sure

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about the bottom one. He # pots the red, maybe trying to

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get on to pink here. He is so good in these types of

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situations, John. The backs against the wall a little bit and... Looked

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a little bit nervy, but can always... When he gets a chance to

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win the frame, so deadly. Positional players always very, very good. When

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he's got great bottle, as we say. Yes. As you said, the positional

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side of it, cue ball control. It is always made easier near the end of a

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frame because there's not the congestion of the reds, you don't

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have to be playing cannons. He finished up playing one there.

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Quite amazing. If he had been in the - on the practise table, he would

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have played that with a lot more left-hand side and played the reds

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on the opposite to the black. A bit of then'tion in the arm. You don't

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risk playing... Could have been better on this red. No problem. Now

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the cue ball is having to travel up and down the table. I think he's

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just about OK on this brown. Deep screw off to side cushion.

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Well! Looking at his body language there, I think he played a cannon on

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that red to hole for the pink. Not quite sure there was any need to,

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was there? Plenty of room around the red. He's going to need a good pot

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on this blue now. A good pot. Nicely on the red... And

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he can pot this red. He can leave the cue ball somewhere in the

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vicinity where the red is now. He will have a nice angle on the pink

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to get up for the yellow. Yeah. A little bit straight, is he?

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I think he may be. He didn't want to may the yellow, but - a bit

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straight. He didn't want to be playing the yellow into the far left

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corner. He wanted to be playing it on the far right corner, because

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there's always a possibility here, if you don't screw back far enough,

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you could snooker yourself with the brown, coming down the other side of

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the table. That wouldn't have been a danger.

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In trying to make certain you are not snookered by the brown you can

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overdo it. But looks to have played that absolutely inch perfect.

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Perfect ahead. Yellow, green and brown required.

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A good angle on the green. If he pots it... Bound to be on the bound.

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In it goes! And nicely on the brown. This brown is a good 23 points in

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front, with only 18 remaining. APPLAUSE

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Disappointed Barry Hawkins, Ken. Yeah. That missed black... A good

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opportunity. He's had a couple of opportunities in this frame, Barry

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Hawkins. But Mark Selby showing a lot of character here. Did it in his

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last match in the last frame against Mark Williams. He is so good when

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the back is against the wall. You give him a chance, he's going to

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take it. That's what you are up against when you are playing this

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man. The black goes in for a lovely 76 break. And Mark Selby levels the

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match up now. APPLAUSE

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One frame all. Where's the cue ball gone?

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LAUGHTER First time today, John.

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Amazing how many times that can happen. You just have to slight

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angle, you think you can run through, and you catch it a little

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bit too full and, bang, you go in with it. And he had to force it back

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off the table, because you can see the black's tied up. Mark Selby will

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have to do the same here. Knocks it in.

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APPLAUSE And there is probable value here in

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playing the blue and the cannon into the PIN. The reason I say that is

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because the pink is tied up. If he does hit the pink full ball with

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pace, chance the red could release the black. Yeah, he has to hit the

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pink right full-ball, lots of face. Screw. Well... It's not too bad.

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Didn't get the screw. But he is still on the red. Left corner

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pocket... The only problem there is he hasn't brought the pink into

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play. But he will get another chance at it. It is amazing, when the reds

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are just slightly loose... I mean, he hit that pink absolutely perfect

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and hardly anything moved. LAUGHTER

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But just slightly loose. So, they were all going into one another and

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just stopping one another from moving. As Ken said, he has another

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chance to may the same shot. I see no reason why we wouldn't. It is

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hard to win a frame with only the limited colours available. Yes.

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Definitely value going into sort of between the red and the pink, to

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that little gap there. He's always going to be on the red over the

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corner pocket. Just a little bit hesitant, in his he may block that

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-- in case he may block that read but he should be OK. He needs that

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pink in the play. Didn't hit into the gap. And... Again... Not on the

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red. Just wanted to hit in the gap. Got the pink first and that's why

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he's gone over to the left-hand side of the table. Now, is his red on,

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open to the green pocket? Well, it just about passes the blue,

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but he would be more concerned where the cue ball finish, because there

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is a red over the right corner. He doesn't want to leave that one.

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Because this is a tough pot. It isn't there. Mmm. A little bit

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surprised. I was talking earlier, Ken, about Barry Hawkins, his game

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plan. I don't think he would have been playing that red. That was a

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very risky shot to go for. Just felt it was more out of

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frustration he went for it. He had an easy safety on. Pushed the ball

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out there. Doesn't matter he's wrong side of

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the blue with that red near the baulk cushion. You can play on that

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easily enough. The points are now all square. It

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isn't going to be the easiest to win this frame, this visit.

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But there is more chances of you winning it when you are at the table

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than when you are sat in your seat. Yeah. Well, taking that... Not that

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last red, the one - second last red, it opened the path of the pink into

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this bottom right-hand corner pocket. So, got the red on the brown

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and try and get the pink back on its spot.

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It is a little straight, but he could either screw for blue or pink

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here. He is coming around to look at the

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pink. 25 points the lead now. So these

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three reds in the open with PINs would be enough -- PINs would be

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enough -- pinks would be enough to get him to the required stage. I

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wouldn't be concerned about bringing the black into play. Just needs to

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keep control of the cue ball. He's become a very solid, reliable

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player over the last few seasons, hasn't he? Yeah, he certainly has,

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yep. His all-round game is very good.

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I think getting to the final of the World Championship certainly helped

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him. Of course, he's got Terry Griffiths in his corner. He will be

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giving him all the words that give belief to a player. Because

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sometimes you do doubt your able, when you're not getting results.

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Yeah. He's been to - across the world final and won a couple of

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ranking tournaments as well, and a finalist here last year. Wasn't a

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great experience at the final, of course, he only won the one frame,

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but... He's become very consistent over the

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last few years, hasn't he? Of course, when you win those ranking

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tournaments, it gives you that little bit of extra confidence for

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the bigger stage. APPLAUSE

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Nice cannon. Mark Selby won't be getting back to the table here, I

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don't think. Already 46 ahead, 43 remaining.

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Looking at the scores, it is one of the situations - you might as well

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make certain of the red. Because if he knocks the red in, Mark Selby

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won't be coming back to the take, you wouldn't have thought -- back to

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the table, you wouldn't have thought. Just make certain. Don't

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worry too much about position. APPLAUSE

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It's not there. As I say... Another concession.

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APPLAUSE Mark Selby still all guns blazing,

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but Barry Hawkins sneaks into a 2 frame to 1 lead.

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Barry immediately comes to the table. He has a pot here to the left

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corner, and it looks like the angle where he could find a path back to

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the ball, Ken. So he will be going all-out for this.

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APPLAUSE Yeah, a good opening red. Cued it

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nicely. And... Purposely left the cue ball short of the ball colours.

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Attacking the red, just above the black. And it's beautiful

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inch-perfect. He has a nice angle on this red, he can just push the

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red... The black just out of the way...

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APPLAUSE Just tidying up a few loose reds

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here before he contemplating going into the pack. A couple of choices

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here. A couple of reds to the left corner. He has the red to the right

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centre. I would be taking one of these to

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the corner. The red at the bottom of the pack is also available after

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the... His next colour. Well, a little bit low, and as I

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say, a little bit of an Islamic # -- shake of the head. There is an

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alternative to the right middle he's not looked at yet. You want to be on

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position on a ball where you are potting, you are guaranteed to be on

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the next ball. But this red he's playing now, he's not guaranteed.

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Keep your eye on the cue ball. Well, he just managed to get on it enough.

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That was a good shot. APPLAUSE

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When you play that type of back-spin shot, the harder you hit it, the

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less chance you give for the back spin to take effect. Cued that

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nicely. Obviously the pink spot not

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available. Close to the spot he can in the middle of the line with the

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top cushion. That looks, to me, like it will be just above the black. The

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red is just above the black, not touching. But in a direct line. The

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black, the blue, and the brown. On the blue. I wouldn't risk he

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would think playing cannons here. From what we have seen from his game

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plan, he is quite prepared to take loose reds early on in the break.

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And the top red of the cluster does go to the left corner. Underhit that

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a fraction. But shouldn't be too much of a problem. I think if he

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gets a nice angle on the blue her, though, he may consider playing a

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little cannon. Because he's got two loss reds Yan he will be thinking I

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will be unlucky enough to be on one of them and he can't win this frame

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without opening that little cluster of six. Jury r. Yeah. He -- yeah. He

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could play a little cannon. Be on the red to the right centre, if he

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hits it fall ball. He has to hit it fall-ball, though, that apex red. He

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didn't hit the red at the top of the pack, and is he unlucky? Well, look

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at his body language. He is not on it. I'm surprised he

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played it with so much pace. I didn't think it was necessary. If he

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caught the top red he could have just hit it medium pace. The cue

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ball knit middle of -- cue ball in the middle of the table. End of

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break. He could consider himself unlucky, but... You all take a

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chance when you play the cannon. APPLAUSE

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44-point lead, but still 91 available.

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This is a big shot. He was more intent on getting the cue ball back

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to the ball. If he thought he was close to the pot that red would have

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rattled the jaws, the jaws at this end, not at the other end.

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This could be the frame winner! APPLAUSE

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In delight - fully. He doesn't have to drop the blue in, doesn't have to

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do anything with the cue ball. Looks for all money now he will have a

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two-frame advantage come the mid-session interval. It has to be

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said, Ken, at the moment Mark Selby has still not found his best form.

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No. The interval may come at a good time for him, just to gather

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himself, his thoughts, and clear his head a little bit, because he looks

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a little bit nervous at the moment. I think he is OK. I think he is put

:42:28.:42:58.

a kiss on the pink. Oh! Well, he couldn't. He couldn't. Gone slightly

:42:59.:43:06.

wrong. What looked a formality isn't anymore. Unless this red, there is

:43:07.:43:12.

one second up from the top cushion, is available. Then he doesn't have

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to do anything with cue ball in potting the pink. And it looks as

:43:17.:43:20.

though it is. Looking to have this is plan B.

:43:21.:43:31.

Didn't have to do anything with the cue ball, just rolled the pink in, a

:43:32.:43:36.

quick glance at the scoreboard. Just the red needed. 64 ahead with 59

:43:37.:43:42.

remaining. CROWD: Oh! Well, it looked for all

:43:43.:43:51.

the world he could pot that red. Maybe he couldn't! I would like to

:43:52.:43:54.

see that one again. Well, that is amazing! How did he

:43:55.:44:06.

miss that?! LAUGHS

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He's left a half chance here for Mark Selby. Yeah. 63 points behind,

:44:31.:44:39.

67 remaining. This would be a blow to Barry Hawkins, but this is the

:44:40.:44:47.

big shot. No. Not there. And he won't be getting another chance.

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APPLAUSE Funny game sometimes. When Barry

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missed that red... I mean, some time you are having a bad time and you

:45:15.:45:18.

leave your opponent with a nice, easy starter but that was a tough

:45:19.:45:22.

shot that he left Mark. Yeah, very tough. Of course, he is trying to

:45:23.:45:24.

hole for the black as well. Yeah. Trying to hole for the black,

:45:25.:45:34.

using the other red. Just came across it slightly. He's -- it's

:45:35.:45:41.

been decent stuff, particularly after the break that Mark Selby made

:45:42.:45:46.

in the second frame. I thought he was going to get going. Barry

:45:47.:45:50.

rallied in the last two. Yeah. I think Barry's got a plan. I'm not

:45:51.:45:53.

certain of what Mark's plan is. I mean, you know, you can never

:45:54.:45:58.

detective -- dictate what is going to happen. The last frame, when he

:45:59.:46:02.

pushed that ball out and played that difficult red with no thought for

:46:03.:46:06.

safety, as I say, it isn't something that Barry Hawkins would have

:46:07.:46:11.

played. We had a 42-minute practically first frame. I said it

:46:12.:46:15.

was going to get quicker. Next frame 20, then a 12-minute, and this has

:46:16.:46:20.

just gone over 12.5 minutes. It hasn't been slow since the first

:46:21.:46:22.

round. Taking these nicely. A break of...

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63. APPLAUSE

:47:34.:47:39.

60 break for Barry Hawkins. His tea will nice during the mid-session

:47:40.:47:42.

interval. He loads the world champion and the world number 1 by

:47:43.:47:45.

three frames to 1. You just get the feeling that when

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we talk about game plans, and I said before the interval, it is very hard

:48:07.:48:10.

to have a game plan, but there is certain shots you are going to take

:48:11.:48:14.

on, and certain shots you are going to refuse. I think at the moment if

:48:15.:48:17.

you like Barry Hawkins seems more comfortable in his skin than Mark

:48:18.:48:24.

Selby. Yeah. Particular his in that frame where he took that very risky

:48:25.:48:30.

red on up into the green pocket and allowed Barry the chance to win the

:48:31.:48:35.

frame. Amazing how intervals can sometimes change matches. Wow! A

:48:36.:48:38.

long way out with that particular pot. He's left the pot here.

:48:39.:48:46.

Yeah. Sometimes the interval can change. I didn't see him in the

:48:47.:48:53.

players room or the press room, Mark Selby. Barry was in there and was

:48:54.:48:57.

talking with Terry Griffiths. I presume Mark Selby went to the

:48:58.:49:00.

practise table and hit some balls and got his arm going. Yeah. I did

:49:01.:49:06.

see him in the practise room. I think the thing where he's got to

:49:07.:49:11.

do, he has to dig in, and you have to say that there isn't many better

:49:12.:49:15.

players in the world at digging in than Mark Selby. That is a mistake

:49:16.:49:21.

from Barry. Left a chance with the red. OK, it isn't easy. Being so

:49:22.:49:28.

close to the baulk caution, but it is a chance.

:49:29.:49:31.

Yeah. You can tell from the angle there it isn't straightforward. It

:49:32.:49:38.

would have looked to be a bit straighter on the red, drop it in.

:49:39.:49:42.

But the cue ball looks to be going towards the blue. So, again, this is

:49:43.:49:49.

a very tough pot. If he misses it, he will be leaving, digging down

:49:50.:49:58.

into the cue ball. Yes. Oh! CROWD: Oh! Well... I thought he was

:49:59.:50:05.

going to get away with it there when the cue ball careered into the red

:50:06.:50:08.

and black. Made it more difficult playing that way, didn't it? Yeah.

:50:09.:50:12.

As you say, if it rolled in, it probably would have finished up on

:50:13.:50:16.

another colour, trying to force the angle to get on a colour. And if the

:50:17.:50:20.

red goes to the right middle, he doesn't have a lot to do, Barry. He

:50:21.:50:26.

is bound to be on the black. And it definitely goes to the right middle.

:50:27.:50:44.

A few reds in the open. He will be already contemplating about going

:50:45.:51:17.

into the pack of reds and working out how he is going to develop them.

:51:18.:51:25.

Yeah, you think it is one of those situations, there is a red

:51:26.:51:31.

immediately above the black which is available at some time. He could

:51:32.:51:34.

come low on that red, that red that's just separated from the main

:51:35.:51:38.

bunch. He could pot that and bring a few other reds into play. And he's

:51:39.:51:42.

played on it almost immediately. So in potting this, he can bring things

:51:43.:51:48.

into play. Two ways of playing this. I prefer the screw. You felt as

:51:49.:51:51.

though you had more control of the cue ball. Sometimes you play with

:51:52.:51:55.

top spin, and it just runs through too far. So, how is he going to play

:51:56.:52:00.

it? Above centre or below centre? Above centre. So, keep your eye on

:52:01.:52:07.

the cue ball. Controlled it! APPLAUSE

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Didn't play it with too much face so, therefore, wasn't going to open

:52:11.:52:15.

too many reds. But he still brought in another couple of reds into play.

:52:16.:52:31.

He's had a couple of reds here. The red that... The bottom of the pack

:52:32.:52:38.

to the left pots as well. Not the best angle on this black.

:52:39.:52:56.

But he will feel that worse way will be on the red to the left middle if

:52:57.:53:03.

he doesn't get into the cue ball enough not lacking in the cue power

:53:04.:53:08.

department. He can play this bolt ways around the angle, or deep

:53:09.:53:15.

screw, a little bit of right-hand side. Played it very nicely indeed.

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Excellent shot! APPLAUSE

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A similar sort of situation. Could go up for the blue here, if he

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wishes. OK, four reds, four blacks, but I am sure his main priority is

:53:34.:53:37.

winning the frame. Will he stay on the black here? Looks like he's

:53:38.:53:45.

going to. As I said, that red, just above the black to the left will pot

:53:46.:53:51.

into the bottom right-hand corner pocket. If he comes too far, he has

:53:52.:53:58.

always got the red into the left centre.

:53:59.:54:26.

As you said, I don't think he will have maximum on his mind just yet.

:54:27.:54:33.

The obvious shot here seems to be play for the red to the left middle,

:54:34.:54:38.

leave a nice angle on the blue to play the split. He's not got a great

:54:39.:54:45.

angle to go into the red. And the frame is more important than the

:54:46.:54:47.

maximum. He didn't get on the red in the left

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middle. It is back for the black. He is a good angle on the black,

:55:07.:55:12.

though. And that's not it. Too straight. More of an angle he could

:55:13.:55:19.

have stunned off the top cushion into the reds. Now he is looking to

:55:20.:55:23.

see if there is anything possible but just dropping the black in.

:55:24.:55:31.

Maybe the outside red could be... Yeah, this red is the only one.

:55:32.:55:37.

There is two reds at the bottom of the pack to the right. It may be a

:55:38.:55:42.

plant that he could make into the right centre, but the obvious red is

:55:43.:55:49.

that one, the extreme left of the bunch. That's not good. He is going

:55:50.:55:55.

to be hampered by the black. Wanted to take that red on, up into the

:55:56.:56:02.

yellow pocket. He's had a look at the two reds to the right of the

:56:03.:56:07.

pack. He is he going to have another look? No. He will take this up until

:56:08.:56:12.

the yes low pocket. He won't be holding for the black this time.

:56:13.:56:19.

Excellent shot! APPLAUSE

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57. A good cuing. Hampered by the black. OK. Wrong side of the blue,

:56:26.:56:31.

but a nice angle to, as we watch that again, that was the superb pot.

:56:32.:56:35.

Didn't go all-out for good position. So in and out of ball, right-hand,

:56:36.:56:40.

two cushions into the pack. He's got into the pack, what's he on? What's

:56:41.:56:44.

he on? Head down. Tells me nothing. You would have to say he is a little

:56:45.:57:00.

bit unlucky there. OK, could have hit it a little bit harder, but

:57:01.:57:05.

still, it was a very good shot. You would expect into a pack of seven

:57:06.:57:10.

reds and a pink that something is going to come out. Just going to

:57:11.:57:19.

concentrate and get that cue ball tight to the red cushion. Yes. And

:57:20.:57:29.

he will finish with a 62-point lead. But, still 83 remaining. In this

:57:30.:57:33.

situation, you like to put a red against the cushion, but don't do

:57:34.:57:39.

that and sacrifice a good safety. Obviously the point in that...

:57:40.:58:01.

APPLAUSE Has he covered this red? To the

:58:02.:58:14.

bottom right-hand corner pocket. Mark Selby coming down this end of

:58:15.:58:19.

the table. Must be pretty tight. A lot of distance between cue ball and

:58:20.:58:25.

red, so he could swear, but, no, he is definitely on it. It is a big

:58:26.:58:31.

shot, though, because he knows if he makes a mess of it it leaves Barry

:58:32.:58:33.

one more chance at the end of frame. It is a terrific pot.

:58:34.:58:49.

APPLAUSE A good pot, this. Yeah. Fantastic,

:58:50.:58:54.

wasn't it? As you said, John, a bit of pressure on it as well. What can

:58:55.:59:05.

he do? He is a little bit unfortunate. I mean, he can play the

:59:06.:59:10.

brown, but the green looks the obvious one. The yellow is slightly

:59:11.:59:15.

hampering him. Well, not really. So, it is just about judging the pace of

:59:16.:59:28.

the shot. Board -- he's played that very well. This would be a steel.

:59:29.:59:34.

APPLAUSE He's had a look at the red, of

:59:35.:59:39.

course, above the black. I'm oh 6 sure that -- I'm sure the pot is

:59:40.:59:47.

into the bottom as well. That is 62-point lead could soon evaporate

:59:48.:59:52.

with the position of the balls at the moment. But, again, a bit of

:59:53.:59:59.

pressure on Mark Selby. He produced a good break in the second frame

:00:00.:00:08.

when he was behind. But since then he's been - looked a bit nervous,

:00:09.:00:14.

hadn't he, John? Yeah. He's... As I say, he doesn't look comfortable

:00:15.:00:19.

with his game so far, but this could really be... Give him a good boost

:00:20.:00:22.

of confidence. That puts him 44 points behind. 59

:00:23.:00:43.

remaining. He has plenty of points to spare. That's the red he would

:00:44.:00:47.

like to get on sooner rather than later, the one just to the left of

:00:48.:00:55.

the black. Certainly the black doesn't pot - well, I say I'm

:00:56.:00:59.

certain. I don't think it pots. Like you, Ken, I think the red just above

:01:00.:01:08.

that does. He is having a good, close look.

:01:09.:01:17.

He will have the clear all these remaining balls to win the frame at

:01:18.:01:26.

this visit. He will be just happy to have the opportunity. The second

:01:27.:01:39.

frame has become awkward on the pink. He wanted to be up higher with

:01:40.:01:43.

the cue ball. Yeah, you see it. Wanted to be higher with the cue

:01:44.:01:47.

ball, so if you just run the pink in and take the red to the right of it,

:01:48.:01:52.

but he doesn't have the angle to do that now. It may hold a spot. But

:01:53.:01:57.

then the pink has gone, become to the yellow spot, so that won't be in

:01:58.:02:04.

his favour. Having a quick look at the blue. The problem is if he plays

:02:05.:02:09.

the pink, he is going to have to run around the two cautions. I know what

:02:10.:02:13.

you are saying about the spot, but I don't think he is straight enough to

:02:14.:02:18.

do that. If he plays the pink he is going to have to really cue this

:02:19.:02:21.

well to run around off two cushions. He is playing with bottom, so...

:02:22.:02:28.

He's just going to leave himself a red that he knows he is going to

:02:29.:02:32.

have the use the rest with the extension. He thought this was was

:02:33.:02:42.

the only ray to guarantee position. It isn't perfect. He needs a good

:02:43.:02:48.

angle on pink or blue here to get on the awkward last red.

:02:49.:03:09.

APPLAUSE Went for the blue. Not quite far

:03:10.:03:19.

enough. He is too straight. Just can't force an angle. The pink is no

:03:20.:03:24.

good. He's looking at the brown, swinging it around off two cushions.

:03:25.:03:27.

Tough pot. APPLAUSE

:03:28.:03:43.

Excellent pot. Yep. That is OK. It is OK.

:03:44.:03:45.

APPLAUSE Would have loved to have been a bit

:03:46.:03:50.

straighter on this red because the cue ball is going to be going into

:03:51.:03:54.

the black. He doesn't want to knock the black safe.

:03:55.:04:01.

APPLAUSE That's OK.

:04:02.:04:07.

Did that red go in off the black. The cue ball, just hit them on the

:04:08.:04:19.

way around. Have another look. Anyway. It went in. One good

:04:20.:04:26.

positional shot from pink to yellow. As I said at the start of this, what

:04:27.:04:34.

a steal this would be. Play for it in the right middle. It needs to

:04:35.:04:38.

run. APPLAUSE

:04:39.:04:42.

Just about perfect, I think. You wouldn't fancy him missing now.

:04:43.:05:03.

Is so good in these positions, when he is behind, and just enough points

:05:04.:05:08.

on the table. He did it in frame number two when he was behind. It's

:05:09.:05:12.

like his concentration level goes up a notch. This could be a massive

:05:13.:05:23.

turning point in this match. Barry Hawkins. A 62- point lead, went

:05:24.:05:39.

in-off the blue. Just hold a minute, hold it a second. He hit that much

:05:40.:05:47.

too hard. With the black not being so close to the pocket, you would

:05:48.:05:52.

think he would be able to get in and out of it. It should have been

:05:53.:05:56.

easier than this. It's OK, it's OK. But it still needs

:05:57.:06:29.

due care and attention. Superb, superb. He knew how good that was.

:06:30.:06:42.

Barry Hawkins is going to make 62, battered with a 71. Now just one

:06:43.:06:49.

frame in front is Barry Hawkins. -- bettered.

:06:50.:07:06.

A decent length with the cue ball. Will he take this red on? A

:07:07.:07:27.

difficult pot. He decided against it. But he could have played that a

:07:28.:07:33.

little bit better. He wanted that cueball tight on the top cushion and

:07:34.:07:39.

he has left it to chance. I'm not sure he is on the red closest to the

:07:40.:07:44.

black but he is certainly on the red up to the green pocket.

:07:45.:07:52.

He obviously can't get through to the red which is just to the right

:07:53.:07:58.

of the black can respond in the right corner. No. Still not firing

:07:59.:08:16.

on all cylinders. Here is the black in the last round. Geeing himself

:08:17.:08:28.

up. He knows how important that break could turn out to be. Barry,

:08:29.:08:40.

with a chance here. He is on the pink. He gets the first good chance

:08:41.:08:46.

of this 6- frame. The black just clears the path. Both

:08:47.:10:03.

pockets now. And the red, just above the black. The one he will be trying

:10:04.:10:10.

to get on next. He's got to stay low on this. 23.

:10:11.:10:28.

He could go in here because he has a wonderful angle but he normally

:10:29.:10:46.

likes to mop up the open reds before he goes. He has certainly got a

:10:47.:10:53.

lovely angle here. Plenty of value because of the red as well. I was a

:10:54.:11:00.

bit surprised that he didn't try. -- bring a few reds into play. He's got

:11:01.:11:10.

a good angle now. As I say, I think he has come out and discussed it

:11:11.:11:14.

with Terry Griffiths bought for the match, not to take any undue risks.

:11:15.:11:20.

He may be under a bit of pressure. Winning the three majors. Do not

:11:21.:11:30.

push the boat out too far. So far, it's been working. You've got to

:11:31.:11:37.

say, as the guys in the studio have been sagging, when he got 62 in the

:11:38.:11:42.

last round, very unlucky not to be on one. -- have been saving. -- have

:11:43.:11:54.

been saying. He's just got to avoid the loose one. He wants to hit that

:11:55.:12:01.

one full in the face. He caught the loose one, and doing that, you are

:12:02.:12:09.

likely to finish on nothing and that is the case. An opportunity to bring

:12:10.:12:32.

the reds into play. It is a good pot to keep this alive. But they are

:12:33.:12:51.

difficult, Bose. Barry Hawkins, 37. He should have got more from that

:12:52.:12:59.

chance. He just got back to the black one. He had the loose red and

:13:00.:13:03.

a wonderful angle to go through the pack. He maybe should have taken the

:13:04.:13:14.

opportunity down. This is certainly no gimme, this red, in this pocket.

:13:15.:13:25.

It wasn't straightforward. The cueball in the pockets. The result

:13:26.:13:34.

please, thank you. The cueball in hand, the choice of reds to play

:13:35.:13:39.

for. He has the problem of putting in the reds, the main bunch of reds.

:13:40.:13:46.

It is a chance. You'd think you would want to do it now, wouldn't

:13:47.:13:51.

you? Get a nice handle on it. Knowing that he would always have

:13:52.:13:55.

the red in the far right corner if things didn't go well. I think the

:13:56.:13:59.

reason he has taken this red on, he's got to leave it up there. Just

:14:00.:14:04.

delivered of insurers. He doesn't have to go into the pack at full

:14:05.:14:11.

pace you. He's got to try and hit that red. Just light of the pink

:14:12.:14:22.

spot, if you can. -- just write off the pink spot, if he can. -- right.

:14:23.:14:34.

I was looking at that cluster. I was wondering if go off the pink into

:14:35.:14:45.

the pocket. -- if it would go. It has turned out all right.

:14:46.:14:55.

It's a little bit thicker. It dropped. The red in the middle of

:14:56.:15:31.

the table. He has landed on an absolutely plumb spot. A little

:15:32.:15:39.

shake his head there. -- shake of his head there. He will certainly

:15:40.:15:41.

take it. Just a couple of pots away to

:15:42.:16:07.

reassert his 2- frame advantage. It equates to just this round. He

:16:08.:16:36.

will be two frames behind again. Coming back to the table. It is

:16:37.:16:49.

always nice to win a frame, isn't it. He stole the frame in a manner

:16:50.:17:12.

he did in the last. You talk about turning points in matches, you felt

:17:13.:17:15.

it would have been the turning point. You could say that Barry has

:17:16.:17:22.

now steadied the ship somewhat. Well, he won't be too bothered about

:17:23.:18:07.

missing the red. Barry Hawkins reasserts that 2-frame lead.

:18:08.:18:34.

The obligatory red has been left on here. There is a path around the

:18:35.:18:45.

black in the red. He would love to not miss it. -- and. The kiss on the

:18:46.:19:00.

ground has not helped. That type of reds that Mark has played, halfway

:19:01.:19:04.

there, you would have thought he potted it. That's why he's left it.

:19:05.:20:04.

Into the bottom left-hand corner pocket, leave the cueball to

:20:05.:20:48.

right-hand side. I think it was more concerned about

:20:49.:21:04.

leaving the cueball near the top. If this has got the pace, he could

:21:05.:21:23.

be tight behind the yellow each year. Just a fraction short, that

:21:24.:21:25.

was all. He doesn't have the edge of the

:21:26.:21:59.

reds. This could go wrong, he could red on the right-hand corner pocket.

:22:00.:22:05.

He's got be careful. He needs a cover. I think you may have got one.

:22:06.:22:10.

Fair play, he has an excellent cueball but he has not got the cover

:22:11.:22:15.

but this red, being so close to the side cushion is no gimme. But it

:22:16.:22:24.

begs the question, what is the alternative?

:22:25.:22:54.

This as a possibility. Just trying to come back down the kind --

:22:55.:23:05.

left-hand side of the table, what is closest to the right-hand corner

:23:06.:23:10.

pocket. He could be knocking this red into the hole as well. He needs

:23:11.:23:16.

a good cueball, though, doesn't he? And he's got one. That is an

:23:17.:23:19.

excellent shot. I can't see a pot ball. He is going.

:23:20.:24:15.

-- is going to have to be very accurate on the red. Ken has put a

:24:16.:24:24.

line up there but as I say, he has got to catch that red just so. It is

:24:25.:24:36.

a similar sort of line. Too thick, too thick. I'm not sure of the

:24:37.:24:45.

availability of the black. In that corner. But he is looking towards

:24:46.:24:55.

the corners of that will not give him position on the black. The black

:24:56.:25:00.

is just a little bit too tight to go. But he can still do it for the

:25:01.:25:06.

blue. One good pot and it will give him a great chance.

:25:07.:25:24.

Excellent pot, right into the heart of the pocket. If he's got an angle

:25:25.:25:36.

on the blue, backup up the red possibly that is close the cueball.

:25:37.:25:43.

The fact that the other one, the brown, is on the spot has made that

:25:44.:25:48.

quite a simple shot. It's all about judging the pace and he's done that

:25:49.:25:53.

perfectly. Let us see if the pink is available. Not now. I'm sure he will

:25:54.:25:56.

play for the blue. He's going to play this red with the

:25:57.:26:23.

rest. I'm not certain whether will go. He will love it. The pink will

:26:24.:26:30.

still be available in this corner. Where is the pink spot? It is

:26:31.:26:40.

hidden. There it is. Pink won't go on its own spot. He is going to have

:26:41.:26:49.

to concentrate on the blue for the time being. This is the reds that he

:26:50.:26:58.

would love to get rid of. He has all this he taken a few shots ahead here

:26:59.:27:04.

to get top side of the blue. Just to the left of the black. That is the

:27:05.:27:12.

one he is looking at. If you can put the cueball in such a position where

:27:13.:27:16.

you can get on that red, it would be perfect. It will open the black. He

:27:17.:27:24.

must be very precise with this position or shot. The key shot into

:27:25.:27:33.

the frame. It looks perfect. It looks absolutely perfect. If you can

:27:34.:27:47.

do it and not disturb the black... Nice.

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This game never ceases to amaze you. It looks as though he had done all

:28:17.:28:22.

the hard work, and maybe that is what he thought, he just took the

:28:23.:28:27.

black for granted. You cannot drop your guide for a second. What a

:28:28.:28:29.

mess. -- miss. He wants to play the red that is in

:28:30.:29:00.

the open. I know he is close, but he is only going to nudge it in. If he

:29:01.:29:04.

does, he will be on the black. That was a good damp. It was a dabba

:29:05.:29:15.

dabba doo. If he has a good frame-winning

:29:16.:29:43.

break, it will be here. He needs to start firing. He has done it on a

:29:44.:30:02.

couple of frames already. Barry will be sat there and used in the welded.

:30:03.:30:11.

Just thinking it might go a little bit too much on that and now it is

:30:12.:30:18.

in perfect position. Barry will certainly be there, sitting and

:30:19.:30:34.

suffering. Just running around of two cushions. He now takes the lead.

:30:35.:30:46.

He has got an advantage of four points. Make that 11 points. The one

:30:47.:30:55.

close to the right corner. A careless shot. Here is the black

:30:56.:31:41.

again. He got himself into prime position and took its eye off the

:31:42.:31:45.

black, concentrating on that little tannin, into the reds. We saw when

:31:46.:31:54.

Barry missed it, it was a real shock to the system. Shock horror, it

:31:55.:32:07.

really is. This will probably hurt them a lot more than the 62 point

:32:08.:32:12.

lead he had a couple of frames ago because he did not do much wrong

:32:13.:32:16.

where is in this instance, he has missed the black. It is the shock of

:32:17.:32:20.

missing it which really unnerves you. It was, as you say, when he

:32:21.:32:38.

made the 62 break you can put that behind you. That wasn't the case

:32:39.:32:47.

here. 33 points per lead. Red colour, red required. He is hanging

:32:48.:33:01.

in there. No doubt about it. He has been thrown a lifeline and he is

:33:02.:33:08.

duly taking it, just the blue and the red required. You've got to be

:33:09.:33:11.

careful here that he doesn't cover the red over the pocket with the

:33:12.:33:23.

other red. No danger of that. This is ready to go 40 points ahead with

:33:24.:33:25.

35 remaining. It has cost him the frame. It has

:33:26.:33:57.

cost him the lead. One frame away from victory, it would have been.

:33:58.:34:03.

All those negative thoughts would be running through Barrymind right's

:34:04.:34:11.

now. If he can get the pink, he can make a century.

:34:12.:34:20.

He can make this century with the black in the six remaining colours.

:34:21.:34:33.

It is quite funny. Jason in the studio said, there hasn't been a

:34:34.:34:44.

century break but we might get to see one now. We have had 18 in the

:34:45.:34:59.

sofa. -- in the tournament so far. The pressure he has been put under

:35:00.:35:11.

by his opponent... Not the right side of the blue. But a century is

:35:12.:35:18.

only for record purposes as far as he is concerned. He has already made

:35:19.:35:23.

452 career centuries which is amazing, in the time he has been a

:35:24.:35:26.

pro. Perfect. What a great shot. advantage. He is still one behind

:35:27.:36:04.

but he'll be feeling a lot better now? Not the best break-off shot

:36:05.:36:15.

that from Mark Selby. . As we said, when he stalled frame five, he's got

:36:16.:36:21.

within one. He needs to get to make these frames turning points to get

:36:22.:36:34.

level. Fair play to Barry. He keeps getting the disappointment but it

:36:35.:36:38.

doesn't knock him off. Next frame and he's potting. Excellent pot.

:36:39.:36:45.

He'll look for that little kiss on the red. He is still OK. He has a

:36:46.:36:51.

nice angle. He can pot the blue. Get down to those two reds from around

:36:52.:36:55.

the black spot, particularly the one just to the right of it.

:36:56.:37:04.

That's pretty good. He's armed that red perfectly. Excellent shot.

:37:05.:37:29.

The play for the red just the left of the black now and clear the black

:37:30.:37:33.

for both corner pockets. He won't be taking anything for

:37:34.:37:44.

granted though because he looked as though he was in to win the last

:37:45.:37:49.

frame and missed the black off the spot so that would have sharpened up

:37:50.:37:51.

his senses somewhat. It's funny, isn't it, Ken, when you

:37:52.:38:24.

look at it, the three frames that Mark Selby has won you could say

:38:25.:38:27.

that he stole all three of them really. Yeah. He has never been

:38:28.:38:32.

really fist in and built up a lead in any frame. He has always been

:38:33.:38:36.

playing catch-up in frames and his particular game.

:38:37.:38:51.

It's like he's been hanging on to Barry's coat-tails. He would be very

:38:52.:38:57.

disappointed with that break-off, Mark Selby, to leave this opening

:38:58.:39:04.

red. It was an excellent putt Nonetheless. He has plenty of

:39:05.:39:12.

options here, Barry. He will putt and when he putts this the one to

:39:13.:39:17.

the right of it will be puttable as well. He has just kissed it into the

:39:18.:39:21.

pack. Is it puttable, maybe not into the corner now, but certainly into

:39:22.:39:27.

the right centre. But the red next to the pink and one at the bottom of

:39:28.:39:29.

the pack also putts. He has a nice angle as we see Mark

:39:30.:39:43.

Selby's break-off. Look at this. He has done this a couple of times in

:39:44.:39:47.

this match, just not swinging it in behind that yellow.

:39:48.:39:58.

You've got to - it's maybe a foot this side of the line to get in

:39:59.:40:06.

behind the yellow. Thrvr 23 you don't get in behind the -- therefore

:40:07.:40:11.

if you don't get in behind the yellow you will always leave that.

:40:12.:40:17.

Not perfect here but you wouldn't expect Barry to miss this. M'mm

:40:18.:40:20.

solid. I don't think the red at the top of the cluster is available. We

:40:21.:40:25.

saw him just nudge it into the cluser. Ken mentioned it. He will

:40:26.:40:29.

have to play - there you see it doesn't go. If he plays the one to

:40:30.:40:33.

the right, the pink, he will canon into the pin. He may favour the one

:40:34.:40:38.

down the right-hand side of the table. If you can't avoid the pink

:40:39.:40:46.

the position could go wrong here. He could avoid it so no problem.

:40:47.:40:50.

Maybe a little more angle than he would like on the blue.

:40:51.:41:01.

He felt as though he could roll in and hold and he was right.

:41:02.:41:10.

To win the frame at this visit he's got to bring some reds into play in

:41:11.:41:17.

that cluster. He won't be happy with this. He

:41:18.:41:34.

won't be happy with that. Yeah, he certainly won't. He was stretching a

:41:35.:41:40.

little bit there and didn't get the follow through on the back swing. He

:41:41.:41:43.

should have got the little extension. A school Boyeror there

:41:44.:41:53.

from Barry and a good chance to win the frame from that position and put

:41:54.:41:59.

himself in a position where Mark would have needed snookers but now

:42:00.:42:03.

he's going to try to get green or yellow safe.

:42:04.:42:19.

He will be very disappointed there. That was a golden opportunity, as

:42:20.:42:28.

you say, all because he didn't put the little extension onto his cue.

:42:29.:42:34.

As you say, he was over stretching. It is little things like that, just

:42:35.:42:38.

drop your guard, as we have seen in a couple of frames so far this

:42:39.:42:43.

afternoon, it can cost you frames. OK, Mark Selby has got the problem

:42:44.:42:47.

of getting this safe. Just overstretching.

:42:48.:42:56.

Good safety shot needed here. He will leave a pot on here. He needs

:42:57.:43:07.

the cover, hasn't got it. So Barry Hawkins is going to get another

:43:08.:43:14.

chance immediately. Well, he's been so solid with these particular pots.

:43:15.:43:18.

Got one at the beginning of this frame and he has been knocking these

:43:19.:43:20.

in throughout the match. Yeah, very solid and secure on that

:43:21.:43:30.

particular type of shot. Got to avoid the kiss on the yellow,

:43:31.:43:57.

which he did. This looks to be absolutely inch perfect. Two reds,

:43:58.:44:03.

two colours, would be more than enough to put him one frame away

:44:04.:44:12.

from a place in the semifinal. A new world champion firmly on the ropes.

:44:13.:44:22.

Can't see a problem now. The black and the red will be enough.

:44:23.:44:54.

So that takes him 62 points ahead with only 59 remaining. Mark Selby's

:44:55.:45:08.

only had two shots. Poor break-off and couldn't get the next one safe

:45:09.:45:15.

that he had. And that's how quickly and easily a frame can slip away. It

:45:16.:45:18.

doesn't matter how good you are. That will mean that Mark Selby will

:45:19.:45:30.

not be getting back to the table so really up against it now.

:45:31.:45:52.

Every time Mark Selby got himself back into the match, Barry Hawkins

:45:53.:45:56.

has responded. Just when you think you might see

:45:57.:46:07.

the winning post, you know, he has definitely responded. He has

:46:08.:46:14.

responded in a superb fashion. You know, a lesser player losing the

:46:15.:46:19.

type of frames he did, you thought it would affect his confidence but

:46:20.:46:23.

he has knocked in some good, long, balls.

:46:24.:46:31.

It doesn't matter about the red. He took his two chances that Mark Selby

:46:32.:46:42.

gifted him and now, he is just one frame away in a place in the

:46:43.:46:46.

semifinal. The world Champion with it all to do.

:46:47.:47:13.

He has a big target he could slide off the back of the pack here and

:47:14.:47:19.

try to get the cue ball up behind the brown again.

:47:20.:47:38.

Has he left a path to this red to the left corner? I think he may have

:47:39.:47:48.

done. He's been knocking plenty of these in in this match. There's

:47:49.:47:52.

another one. He can win the frame and match with

:47:53.:49:35.

high value colours and just the reds.

:49:36.:49:39.

What an opportunity. -- what an opportunity for Barry here.

:49:40.:50:07.

I thought it was risky to play for the red into the same pocket as the

:50:08.:50:14.

black so play for the red in the middle. This will release one of the

:50:15.:50:19.

other reds to more open play. Perhaps he has given it a little bit

:50:20.:50:24.

of thought. It is not absolutely ideal otherwise he would have been

:50:25.:50:29.

down playing it by now. The one on the right may be a bit too straight,

:50:30.:50:34.

playing with top spin running up for the blue. Cued it beautifully

:50:35.:50:41.

though. It is a good sign when you can cue it as smooth as that under

:50:42.:50:46.

pressure. Yeah, couldn't have played it much better, as you said. He will

:50:47.:50:51.

get on that red now, the loose one just above the black. Has he hit it

:50:52.:50:54.

hard enough? Just the belt maybe. The only red that may pose a problem

:50:55.:51:11.

is that one that is close to this bottom right-hand cushion. Yes, and

:51:12.:51:16.

in playing that awkward red, he will need a colour off it. It is not just

:51:17.:51:20.

a case of just dropping behind it and rolling it in. Another good,

:51:21.:51:30.

solid shot. 7 points the lead. Three reds, three high-valued colours. The

:51:31.:51:36.

world number 1, UK Champion, world Champion will be out.

:51:37.:52:04.

He might have just lost the cue ball slightly but needs an angle on the

:52:05.:52:12.

blue and pink here. Looks pretty good. He doesn't want to be just

:52:13.:52:20.

potting this pink. Doesn't want to be straight on the red. Just slight

:52:21.:52:26.

little angle. The cue ball will be able to come off the cushion. He has

:52:27.:52:33.

the slight angle to drop behind it and the closer we can get to this

:52:34.:52:37.

red on the cushion the easier the pot will be but he will still need

:52:38.:52:39.

this red and a colour. He's going to leave himself a tricky

:52:40.:53:00.

black because he has to make sure he pots the red and he can't get the

:53:01.:53:02.

cue ball away from the cushion. No. No. Oh, would you believe it? If

:53:03.:53:20.

you miss it you leave it but you don't blame him for playing it like

:53:21.:53:28.

that. Wow, are we going to have another twist as we see this red

:53:29.:53:30.

again. He wasn't comfortable on it. He could have played that a bit

:53:31.:53:53.

better. Another missed opportunity from Barry Hawkins. This positional

:53:54.:53:56.

shot from blue to yellow made easier, of course, with the brown

:53:57.:54:00.

not being on its spot but that brown not being on its spot makes it a

:54:01.:54:06.

difficult clearance. He has underhit that. It has bounced nicely. I

:54:07.:54:10.

thought that it was going to be a little bit straight on that yellow

:54:11.:54:14.

but it just came off the cushion nicely. Now yellow's no problem.

:54:15.:54:25.

He needs an angle on this green to get over behind the brown and he has

:54:26.:54:33.

a nice angle. This is the shot. Yeah, this is the one. Just got to

:54:34.:54:40.

adjust the pace. He just wants it to bounce just a little bit off the

:54:41.:54:42.

cushion. Brown, blue, pink and black, for

:54:43.:54:47.

another steal. This is just a little bit awkward.

:54:48.:55:01.

Would have loved to have been another few inches with the cue ball

:55:02.:55:03.

off that side cushion. A big shot. Just a little bit awkward.

:55:04.:55:22.

REFEREE: Settle down, please. COMMENTATOR: That type of shot, I

:55:23.:55:28.

sort of prefer to play it rounding off two or three cushions. Anyway,

:55:29.:55:35.

it's run safe so all's not lost but it was a golden opportunity that's

:55:36.:55:36.

gone. That's not Barry's best shot. If he

:55:37.:55:50.

doesn't kiss the pink there's a chance he'd be available into the

:55:51.:55:53.

right corner. He is certainly available into the left corner.

:55:54.:56:11.

No, if you are going to play them, of course, you always err on the

:56:12.:56:18.

side of it being too thin. It was such an important brown and Barry

:56:19.:56:22.

Hawkins has a chance of potting it now. And this, if he was to

:56:23.:56:25.

president here and get onto the blue, would be the match winner.

:56:26.:56:32.

Well, in the end he decided not to play it. Will he get a better

:56:33.:56:34.

chance? I'm a bit surprised he didn't take

:56:35.:56:50.

the brown on and just fire enough past the middle pocket. Mark Selby

:56:51.:56:58.

can't pot it there but... He has to be careful here. If he play s the

:56:59.:57:02.

brown across off the side cushion to try to get it into the middle of the

:57:03.:57:10.

ball cushion there is a possibility the brown could go towards that

:57:11.:57:16.

green pocket but he plays to try to bring the brown back towards the

:57:17.:57:20.

black he could get a double kiss so...

:57:21.:57:37.

Needs a good length for the brown here, needs it to run, and it

:57:38.:57:41.

hasn't. He's left another chance. He has been knocking these in all

:57:42.:57:54.

day. A bit of pressure on this one though.

:57:55.:57:59.

Yes. Stroked it in. Now you saw Mark Selby had a glancing look at his

:58:00.:58:08.

opponent. He knows it is all over now. He has played some superb

:58:09.:58:24.

snooker. Mark Selby gives him a handshake. He will be a little bit

:58:25.:58:30.

disappointed but Barry Hawkins, last year's beaten finalist is absolutely

:58:31.:58:36.

delighted that he is through to the Masters semifinal. He wins by six

:58:37.:58:43.

frames to three. Well played. So a famous victory for Barry Hawkins.

:58:44.:58:46.

There will be no triple crown for Mark Selby this year. That is from

:58:47.:58:52.

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