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And good evening and welcome to
highlights of the second day of the
Luke, concentrating on the match
between Judd Trump and Liang Wenbo
There was another surprise
result in this top 16 event when
Ryan Day contributors behind to beat
the 2011 champion Ding Junhui. From
3-0 down, Ryan Day make three
centuries as he turned the match on
its head to inflict more Ally Pally
misery on Ding Junhui who has gone
out in the third round six times in
seven years. Ryan is into the
Masters finals for just the second
Sometimes it is not looking
good and you're just thinking, I
wonder what everyone is thinking,
use back here playing, but I got a
couple of chances and I got a
foothold in the match going into the
interval. And then coming out after
the break and carrying on.
very good. And I was starting
without concentration. He was
playing better and better and every
frame. And he went for everything he
And he just made centuries.
Each match at the Masters seems like
a semifinal or a final but, yes, it
is a big arena, a big match, and it
is what you practice for, really.
believe if I can just keep trying, I
had a bad time before. It is nothing
more bad than that. Just keep going.
And hopefully do well next year.
the tonight's match between number
three seed Judd Trump and Liang
Wenbo, who came within one black of
knocking out Ronnie O'Sullivan the
eventual champion in round one last
year. His best result came in 2012
and 2016 when he reached the
semifinals here at Zander Palace.
Three times in the last four years
he has fallen at this first round
stage. -- at Alexander Dallas.
This includes a 9-6 victory over
Judd when Liang Wenbo took his only
ranking title, the 2016 English open
but the last match was successfully.
We join the action in frame one. It
struck to play, and he's trailing by
49 point. Your commentators are
Dennis Taylor and Stephen Hendry.
He doesn't want to take the rid of
the left-hand side cushion. -- the
He was unlucky to put the red on top
of the blue. He might have put that
out of commission slightly. That was
a bad shot from Liang Wenbo, it
really was. Just that ready is
looking at next to the blue, it is
very tight as to whether it'll pot.
And he hasn't quite got the angle to
bring the one off the cushion, here.
I don't think he has. And he did
have unable to bring it out. -- he
did have an angle. But still not
Anything but straight on the
He must feel that that red me go. --
may go. And look at this shot if it
does go, absolute perfection.
does generate incredible cue ball
speed, Judd Trump.
This looks pretty good, as well.
The way he played the safety shot,
the way that the reds were, he will
take that slow roll up. And a tough
proposition to win the frame in one
visit, but this has been an
And what a
confidence booster if you can pinch
it, because we thought it had gone.
He needs to pull up, he's going to
have to go in and out of the baulk
area. This is the key shot,
Well played, he had a few chances to
win the opening frame and he didn't
take them, but what a clearance from
Judd Trump. He takes the opening
frame and leads by 1-0.
from Trump, but then Liang Wenbo
redback than 80 break in the second
frame. In the third frame it is
Liang Wenbo at the table, trailing
by five points.
He got very close to
the yellow. Just couldn't see any
way that he was going to get out of
A bit heavy-handed, there. This is a
missable lack, now, with the cue
ball running away from the reds.
Nightspot. Nicely cute. -- nice pot.
He made that look easy. It certainly
I love watching Judd Trump brick
building. He is so nippy around the
table. Just falls into position.
He just needs a little bit on the
shot sometimes, but that is
something he's always done. You can
see in just leaning into the shot
see in just leaning into the shot
He has got to get to 70 points to
leave Liang Wenbo needing snookers,
and away the reds are position,
there is every chance that he will
He's OK, the pink will not go on
it's own sport, it all tie the pink
up, but that weren't really matter.
The way they are sitting with the
black and blue, he will get it as
tight to that red as possible in a
straight line to the blue and black
spot. He will get the line first and
then roll the thing forward. Mustn't
be touching the red. You need a
steady hand. -- roll the pink
53, doesn't want to take any risks,
but it is a massive target if he
goes into the little bunch, he would
be very unlucky not to be on
anything. Didn't want to take the
Is a slight chance here to take the
first century of this match.
He's already had eight century
breaks at the Masters, the high spec
of the tournament shared by Mark
Williams and Mark Allen. -- we've
already had eight century breaks.
It's not going to move, is it?! He
has put it in his pocket. A bit of
protein for later!
No century break but what a fabulous
effort that was from Judd Trump. He
only needed one chance and he takes
a frame and he is now back in the
Liang Wenbo to break.
Oh, well. Everything went for Judd
Trump there, not only getting this
look on the red but getting the
cannon on the green. -- getting the
fluke. He has got the brown into the
middle, also. He just played a
safety shot, but what a fluke and
what a case.
What a shot, what a
shot. Absolutely perfect on the red.
Will try to screw into the bunch,
there. Well-controlled. Didn't play
it at maximum face because he knew
that he would lose the cue ball.
Well-controlled screw shot.
Well-controlled screw shot. -- at
Tremendous talent, Judd Trump,
Dennis, isn't he?
Focusing on pot success, he has done
the right thing, he wasn't quite
sure what he was going to play.
These big events, these premier
events, he should do more with his
He has won the UK title. He
would love to win the Masters. He's
been in two
been in two semifinals but the
Masters and the World Championships
are his goals.
He could cannon the right-hand side
one of those two reds above the
black to make the reds are available
into the left corner.
He's OK, but without the kiss it
would have been perfect. He has just
got a bit of distance to travel now.
No problem getting the distance.
Ho-ho! Lookout that has turned out!
Andy Little gap, there, as well. So
he is capitalising on that fluke.
Watch this little flick of the red
to open them up, perfectly.
to open them up, perfectly. I
noticed this evening he's very
focused. Even when he got the fluke
on that red, he didn't apologise or
anything, he just kept his full
Although the times I've
watched Judd Trump, whenever he gets
a fluke, he does not apologise, he
just get on with it. That is the
correct thing to do. Everyone gets
their fair share. He just scroll so
quickly. -- scores so quickly.
Well, you talk about the power he
generates and the top spin he got on
that was quite incredible, and it
overran by quite some way. But the
frame is safe, you'd have to say.
Once he gets this, we'll Liang Wenbo
come back to the table?
snookers, Judd Trump goes to the
snookers, Judd Trump goes to the
mid-session interval with a 3-1
Judd Trump looked like he
wanted an early night, racing into a
5-1 lead. But Liang hit back, to win
frame seven and we will pick it up
on frame eight.
frame seven and we will pick it up
on frame eight.
on frame eight.
Great Ewing. --
Just comes up little bit short,
there. He's a little bit straight on
You can use the bunch of
Red Sea to screw off them to get on
the black. -- the reds here.
the black. -- the reds here. He will
go into the bunch of the blue, here.
If anything he will be looking to
look to hit on the right-hand side
as look at it.
He's had a good look
to make sure that there are no
plants on so that is his intention,
here. And he has played that
Perfect execution, hitting the pink
absolutely full in the face so that
the cue ball doesn't move anywhere.
We have seen Liang Wenbo in the past
locking in two three century breaks
in no time at all. For a place to do
it this would be. -- what a place.
When he gets going and he is fluent,
he has got a very nice swagger about
him round the table. He walks around
as if he owns the place. And it is
not a bad thing, that.
not a bad thing, that.
definitely relaxed a bit since going
5-1 down. Doesn't expect to win the
match, and it has just freed up his
arm a little bit. If he wins this
frame a little bit of belief will
come back, and if he can do it with
the century break, at least in one
Nonlinearity get red of the red to
the left of the black, but the pink
is available, the blues in the open,
the reds are all around the pink. A
little bit careless, there. Coming
up short on the blue.
This was not his plan a couple of
shots ago. Now he's going to have to
play for the Bono over the left
corner pocket. And it shouldn't be a
problem. It should pot nicely and he
could be on the pink, you would
think. I don't think the black goes.
Maybe the blackbirds go. -- maybe
the black does go.
the black does go. And the black
pots, as you can see.
He has a chance of winning the frame
now in one visit, as Stephen
Only a 3-point difference. That's
amazing. Liang has got more points
than Judd, but these 5-2 behind,
5-3, you would say, in a few shots'
time. You say he's got a very good
temperament, and he's proving once
This Ally Pally crowd are getting
behind this very popular Chinese
player. Jug has got terrific support
here this evening but they are very
fair crowd and if you produce your
stuff on the table they will
Both players have had 80 plus
breaks. This could be the first
century of this match. Coming at
just the right time for Liang Wenbo.
Superb, well played.
If he clears these remaining
colours, he can overtake Mark
Williams and Mark Allen who have the
highest break, 135.
highest break, 135. I said he could
make two or three centuries in no
time at all. Has made it horrific
You expect the level of
players we have this week, the
highest break would be in the 140.
139 is not about target. Little
smile from Liang, because he knew he
had overran the cue ball.
Magnificent break of 139 from Liang
Wenbo. He keeps himself in the
match, but he is still two behind at
STUDIO: Liang Wenbo showing fighting
spirit, can he continued the
comeback? Into frame nine but it is
Judd Trump at the table with a break
COMMENTATOR: that was at twitch.
Could see the winning line. It was
the more difficult pot, but if it
went in, it was match over, you
would think. He knew it.
This will be interesting to see if
Liang Wenbo can take advantage of
this chance. He relaxed at 5-1 down,
but now at 5-3, there is a glimmer
of hope. So does the pressure
comeback on? He has played that
He is cueing beautifully now, at the
moment. But he just knows that he
cannot afford any mistakes. He's not
making any at the moment. He has
gone over the 90% with his pot
success. He was in the low 80s at
It is amazing, 100 points ahead and
is 5-3 behind.
I know what's that he is definitely
a head in, and that is miles walked
around the table tonight. He looks a
different player at the moment.
different player at the moment. To
the one we seen going 5-1 down. So
much more positive in his cueing and
demeanour around the table.
Another nicely played shot. Off the
Another two reds required. To leave
Judd Trump, needing a snooker.
A little bit to find on the black.
Just got into it a bit too much.
Play a little cannon into the
right-hand side two reds. It is 5-4.
He has certainly punished Judd Trump
for that red he missed into the
This was concentrating probably on
the cue ball, holding for the black
and heat overcuts that.
Wouldn't it be something if he could
make another century break?
All of sudden, Liang Wenbo is really
enjoying himself out there.
enjoying himself out there. It is
what every snooker professional
lives to do, in front of a packed
house like this, to produce this
sort of snooker. It is a great
feeling inside when you do it.
We have had nine century so far and
we are only on day two. Make that
Brilliant comeback from Liang Wenbo.
He has made 207 centuries in his
professional career. 17 this season.
A brilliant break. He punished Judd
Trump for the missed red and he is
right back into the match but he
still trails by 5-4.
STUDIO: Great spirit from Liang. Can
he carry on the good work in the
final frame decider?
COMMENTATOR: Good shots.
to get that and he did.
to get that and he did. It was a
grimace because he wanted to play
I think Judd Trump might
have been very surprised. He just
rolled to the yellow and thought
everything was perfectly safe. He
never dreamt he was going to leave
that half chance that Liang Wenbo
knocked in. What does he do now? He
has just made back-to-back
centuries, does he go all out for
the Green? He is.
Having second thoughts. If you don't
fancy the shot first time, don't
bother with it then. He has done all
the hard work to get right back into
the match. Two century breaks,
played the percentages. He has
looked that the pot, looked at the
safety. What is his choice?
are saying, Dennis, I am worried for
him now. If he was going to go for
it, you commit yourself 100% the
first time. Don't get up and start
thinking about safety shots, because
that put doubt in his mind. Has that
cost him the match? This is a great
chance, the way the reds are
situated. Test of character this,
for Judd Trump now.
Has he got a good enough angle to
play for the black here? Then get on
the red that is closest to the
If he can remove the red that is
just above the black, after potting
the black, it will clear that ball
for both corners. Yes. This is a
very good chance, as Stephen said.
That is where he generates the power
with that shot. Hardly hit back, but
look at the action he got on the cue
Just two reds available. He has got
an angle here, if he wishes, to try
to open more of the game up. He is
going to leave it.
Angle again here on the black. It is
a good time to go into them, he only
has one loose red. He chose to leave
it. I always feel, go into the bunch
when you have a loose red and there
is a bit of insurance should the
split not work out. If he gets the
pink high into the left corner, it
will give him an angle to open the
reds of. That looks about perfect.
If he can stretch over and reach it,
it might help.
Where is the pink going? He is
hoping it doesn't go on to its own
spot, otherwise he is out of
position. And the pink spot is
covered, so that red will pot now.
If that thing had gone back on its
spot, he was on absolutely nothing.
One good positional shot here and it
is much over. That is perfect. --
So, red, black. It has been a great
effort by Liang Wenbo. To get back
into this match.
into this match. Judd Trump has been
pretty impressive tonight?
proving what a great champion he is.
He has seen his opponent making
back-to-back centuries and then took
the risky green when he thought
about playing a safety shot. But
this is what the greats of the game
do. Never a problem closing and
match out. But not just closing it
out, doing it in style with one
visit. Was a bit of a scare, it
looked very comfortable at 5-1. But
every credit to Liang Wenbo.
Brilliant effort to get himself back
into the match. But Judd Trump's
class, showing through here.
class, showing through here. Screw
back and the question and halfway
back up the table.
back up the table. Sounded like a
bit of a miscue. He just had a look
at the tip.
I don't think we are going to see a
century break, but he won't be too
concerned about that. It has been a
Well, it turned out to be one-way
traffic. Liang Wenbo, brilliant
effort. Back-to-back centuries, but
Judd Trump with the magnificent
break of 85, gets himself through to
the next round and takes the match
I felt comfortable at 5-1
and then I made a few mistakes which
I shouldn't have, just because of
the lead I had, I got careless. He
got careless and in amongst the
balls a few times and started to
motor and get on with it. Before I
knew it, it was 5-4 and it was
reverse pressure and the pressure
was back on me. Everybody has
underachieved here, apart from
Ronnie. He is the one that does well
every single time. There is a lot of
players who haven't won this event.
It will be nice to win this, but I
won't put too much pressure by
saying it is a bigger event than
anything else. I will just go out
and try to do the same as I normally
Once again, high-quality match.
Trump deserve to get through.
have snooker extra coming up and you
can join us here at 1pm.
belongs to Judd Trump who is through
to the quarterfinals of the Dafabet