Day 6, Afternoon Session Snooker: World Championship


Day 6, Afternoon Session

Neil Robertson plays for one of two remaining spots in the second round, whilst last 16 round action begins. Matches are increased to three sessions and are the best of 25 frames.


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Hello and good afternoon and welcome back to the Crucible in Sheffield.

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Day 6 of the 2017 World Championship. We had a big shock

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here last night, Judd Trump crashing out at the first round. However the

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second round starts today and a former world champion is taking

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centre stage. The 2015 Crucible king was pushed by Peter Ebdon in round

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one, but is in good shape. But it is another tough test, Kyren Wilson

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will be confident of seeing off Bingham. In 2010, the world champion

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Neil Robertson is almost into the last 16. He leads Noppon Saengkham,

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who made his debut here yesterday. And it is one of the biggest days at

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the Crucible. Today snooker hosts disability day and we will talk

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about the sport's ambitions later. It is an exciting day when the

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second round starts. Neil Robertson needs two more frames against Noppon

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Saengkham. Our live match sees Stuart Bingham taking on Kyren

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Wilson. And good afternoon chaps, a big crowd here and this is where the

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tournament starts to hot up? As a seed it probably is. You are looking

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at the draw, thinking I don't want a potential banana skin. You're best

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of 25 and you're past that. So this is where it kicks off. Does it the

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get more tense? For the players thinking of winning this is where

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the business end starts. Is there anybody standing out for you yet?

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You know at the start you have got to look at Mark Selby, he is miles

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ahead in the ranking and twice a winner. He will take a lot of

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beating. Listen, there are is plenty of players and I don't share the

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view the bottom half is easy. There is plenty of snooker to be played.

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But Selby is favourite. We have lost Judd Trump, is anybody looking like

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a future world champion. It is wide-open. Tonight we have got

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O'Sullivan against Murphy, that could be a final. We have had a

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number of big stories, Ronnie O'Sullivan's outburst and last night

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Judd Trump is knocked out of this year's World Championship and he

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possibly faces a fine from snooker bosses for refusing to fulfil his

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postmatch media duties. He was beaten 10-8 in the fist round. His

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agent said hoefs unable to -- said he was unable to talk to the media.

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I feel good now, the pressure is dying as we speak. Anything you do

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at the Crucible is brilliant to. Beat the No 2 in the world, I feel

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good. It ain't sank in, but I feel good. I wasn't watching him, more

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than seeing the balls he was hammering in. I'm 46 years old, we

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have our own aches and pains. Can't be worrying about anybody else can

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I? It is a great line for Rory McLeod and it feels right that we

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talk about him first before the Judd Trump possible fine. A wonderful

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night for Rory, but at one stage when we were watching that match the

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day before it never looked in doubt. He was in control. I'm impressed by

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holding himself together against something who was struggling and

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#1250i78s you -- sometimes you think, he is not playing well. You

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have got to hold yourself together and he did very well. He was in the

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zone. We saw him in the practice room the night before. Yes and he

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had to wait all day for that last frame. That must have been, it must

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have seemed like an age. But a fantastic result for Rory. Now Judd

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Trump, his agent said he was up able to do his media duties because of

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illness. Now, I don't want to speculate, but a shoulder injury

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shouldn't stop you from talking to the media. The world's gone mad. In

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my day it was difficult to make a hundred break, but easy to go to a

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press conference. Now you can't go to a press conference and everyone

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can make a hundred break. It is just, he is gutted. He has thrown

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away another opportunity at winning the World Championship, world No 2,

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highest break 65, just wasn't good enough. He is very disappointed.

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Does it portray the sport in a good light when O'Sullivan says he won't

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talk to the press and Judd Trump not going into a news conference. The

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press are there to do their job and report what is happening and he

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refuses to speak to the press? It is difficult. It is difficult for me to

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comment. I've nothing to do with it really. The press, snooker doesn't

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get a lot of column inches in newspapers, so everything helps. If

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they're not going to do press conferences it won't help. Well

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dodged! Thanks! All I will say you have a contract you signed and part

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of the contract is you have got to do the media duties. Just go in,

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talk about the match, be as bland as you like. Just say one word answers.

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Go in, say how much you enjoyed played, praise your opponent. It is

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not hard. We will hear more thab that story. -- about that story. Now

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back to st snooker and Kyren Wilson taking on Stuart Bingham.

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Kyren, an excellent win against the sort of player who can beat anybody.

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I have got to give David credit, he held himself together very well. He

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would have had a lot of pressure on his shoulders. He had a lot of lads

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coming up to support him, being a local lad. . So I was happy to get

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over the line. What are you expectation -- What are your

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expectation and how has practice gone. I love it here, as all the

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players do, it is the best place to play snooker. To be here as a top 16

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seed this year is even more special on the 40th anniversary is amazing.

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With regard to your career and your life in general, how much of it, of

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a difference has it made to you being a dad and having young Finlay

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around? Yes it is massive, it has turned from being a hobby to being a

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job, I have got to earn a living for him and to have him here, as soon as

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he sees me on TV, he is screaming, come on dad. It is nice to have him

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here. And it is a nice lease of life if I need picking up. Stuart Bingham

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will be relieved, as all the seeds are, to get this fist round out of

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way. Looking forward to your next game with Stuart Bingham, former

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worm champion. -- world champion? Yes he has won it before, so I'm

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going to be an underdog. He is an experienced pro and I'm sure it will

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be a tough match. I have got to put that out of my mind and foes can on

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-- focus on my own performance. Thank you and I wish you the best of

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luck. Cheers, mate. What a terrific interview. Here is

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the head to heads and Kyren Wilson leads 2-0. They first met in 2013.

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Stuart Bingham's record, knocked out in 2014 in the fist round here. --

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first round here. And won it against Shaun Murphy. Got knocked out in the

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first round last year. A victim of the Crucible curse. Here we are the

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players are standing by, what do you think is going through that young

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man's mind, Peter Ebdon thinks he can be a future champion. That comes

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with its own pressure. It is wonderful to hear, but like all the

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players, you need a good start. The players are standing by and let's

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say go afternoon to Rob Walker. Thank you. Good afternoon. It is our

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cross over day at the Crucible, where we finish the first round

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action at the same time as the drive for the quarter times begin. It is

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day 6 and you can sense the tension rising here in Sheffield.

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Please welcome the last debutant left in this year's championship,

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quarter-finalist at last season's China Open, a huge task, but he will

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give it everything, from Thailand, Noppon Saengkham.

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And his opponent, a player who has without doubt established himself as

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one of the game's greats since his arrival from Australia just over a

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decade ago. 12 times a ranking event winner, king of Crucible in 2010,

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aiming for a ninth appearance in the second round, can you hear the

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Thunder from Down Under, here's Neil Robertson slam sclam

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APPLAUSE. On table 2, a man making his second appearance in the last

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16. Winner of last season's Shanghai Masters, he made the final in India

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this season. Now established in the world's top 16 they call him The

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Warrior, they call him Kyren Wilson. His opponent here after knocking out

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former world champion Peter ebb on the, champion of the world in 2015,

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winner of the Welsh in February, these pride of Essex he is the Bull

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Run. He is Stuart Bingham. Every shot covered for you on the

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BBC from the Crucible. Neil Robertson and Noppon Saengkham is

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available on the red button and the web-site. Dennis Taylor and Ken

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Docherty for that. Live from the Crucible this afternoon it is

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Bingham, Wilson and a very good afternoon to Willie thorn and Peter

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Ebdon. COMMENTATOR: The first of the second round matches about to begin.

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Now it is the best of 25. It is eight frames in the first session.

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Peter, you're a big fan of Kyren, I think it is 50/50 this game? It is a

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fascinating battle in prospect. One of the game's great ambassadors and

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champions, former world champion, in Stuart Bingham. One of the hardest

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workers on the sish kit, deserves everything he gets from the game,

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against one of game's young talents and a future champion for sure. That

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is not a bad way to start. The first shot if you get them, it gives you a

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boost and you think, that's handy I'm cueing well. Like all of the

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good players, rather than play a shot for nothing, they play a shot

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for something. He is trying to get on to the red to

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the left of the black. Could have done with coming down another six

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inches. I'm not sure from this angle he can do that without moving the

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black. If that white had been another foot

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down it would have been an easy shot to flick the red away from the

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black. As it is now, safety shot coming up.

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Peter, you were practicing with Kyren, in practice he must be a

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heavy scorer zm? Yes, he is a great all-round player. Excellent safety

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player. His long game is tremendous. Scores very heavily among the balls.

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One of the best players with a rest I have seen. And he also is very

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central striking. To be honest, he doesn't have any

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weaknesses in his game and in my honest professional opinion, he just

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needs a bit more experience. But he is certainly capable of winning this

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tournament. He is good enough, that is for sure.

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He has a very tough opponent here in Stuart Bingham though. It is a

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fascinating match in progress, that is for sure.

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Wilson always plays the attacking shot.

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Never afraid to play the right shot. The slight chaps he could run

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through and play the black. But the black will be very difficult.

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Played it in off the left-hand jaw actually. This is really tough, if

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he decides to take this on. Very interesting to see Stuart

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Bingham. He has had a new waistcoat made and he has a ruby back on it

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and it is the 40th anniversary of the Crucible. It is a nice touch. To

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celebrate 40 years at the Crucible. That is an unlucky kiss.

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I must admit, I thought it was a green-backed waistcoat.

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There is the badge the players have, 40th anniversary of this magnificent

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Championship and we have at least another ten years to come.

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That's squared up a bit off the second cushion. I thought that was

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going to be perfect. They don't seem to be sliding off second cushions,

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where they normally do, Peter? They have only been re-clothed recently

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as well. So he should be getting some slip and slide from the

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cushions. They shouldn't be squaring up too much.

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That time there was a lot of slide. If this red goes, he certainly won't

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be having the cue ball replaced. Obviously very tight. But from

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Stuart's body language, this does go. Oh, that is really tight. You

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can see the left-hand jaw. We talk about players pinching pockets

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sometimes and he will have to do that to pot this. He has done

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nicely. Well done. That is a poor shot from Kyren really. But he

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escaped from the snooker. May decide to go into that cluster of six reds

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just to open them up. He can play that pacy as well if he wanted to.

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He has not gone into them. He may regret that in a moment.

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Stuart played that very well. Never easy when you're digging down on to

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the cue ball. With the butt of cue in the air. I is easy to put some

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unwanted side on. He is not in prime position. Simply

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because he is having to stretch all this green. May end up playing the

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shot with the rest. He will hope to avoid the yellow and

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blue. Avoided the yellow. Didn't avoid the blue. But that's OK. Well

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played. In your eye line, you will think I want to finish anywhere

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around the blue. This was the reason I thought he may

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have played into the bunch when he had the easy black. He may have a

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slight angle to play a cannon. If not he will have to play for the red

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on the side cushion. This is where the work starts. He

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has to finish low on this next black.

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Always interesting to see how players play this particular shot.

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To get it perfect, you need to hit the joint of the red, the three reds

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in front, the joint of the one on right-hand side and the middle one.

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If he hits one full ball, he may not get a lot of movement. That is the

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problem with hitting full ball. You can't get full movement. If he had

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caught it half ball it would have be better.

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Stuart will consider himself unfortunate will, because he played

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wit plenty of -- it with plenty of pace.

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But didn't get the correct cannon. This is tough. Wow slam! Thought

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that was in. There is a gap. There is always a gap.

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That was the first real chance of Stuart Bingham. He may not get

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another one in this frame. Kyren's finished a bit straight on

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the black. But he does have plenty of cue power.

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He has got into that too well. I think he's just OK. Interesting to

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watch the white, because it is a new cloth, it skidded and then the side

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spin took and the screw back speeded up.

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Just playing for the bottom one of the four. No, played a cannon. Don't

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blame him for that. Watch this a black he played, with a new cloth

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they skid. The white seemed to stop for a while and then speed up. It is

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a brilliant shot. To be honest, it was a good job he didn't get any

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bounce off the side cushion, otherwise he would have snookered

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himself behind the blue. That was a good indication of how

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much cue power Kyren Wilson possesses. This is an excellent

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chance to take this first frame of the afternoon.

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It is a fascinating clash, because both of these top players score

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heavily among the balls when they're playing well.

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That is a nice cannon to hold perfect position for the pink into

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the left-centre. Well played. He maybe should perhaps have had a

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look at the black, because he will need the brown in a moment.

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The brown is and the way the baulk pockets play, you would want to move

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this brown into play. Yes, because if you get right behind the brown,

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you have got to play it at dead weight to give the pocket a chance

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of accepting the ball. It doesn't look like he had the

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angle to bring the brown out. I think he has come back an inch too

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far. May have to play this with with a lot of side. He will play the

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cannon, make no mistake. There is the side. How's the cannon.

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Missed it. No value at all in going for the pot. But how does he get

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safe? Well, knowing Kyren and the fact that he is a very aggressive

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and attacking player, I wouldn't be surprised if he took this brown on.

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I'm not saying it's the right shot. But he has a tough safety shot. I

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can't see a safety shot to be honest. Unless he played it cushion

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first and tried to get the brown thin. But the brown's going to come

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into open play. So that is not a good choice. Faced with a dilemma

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here. A very tough pot. Or an equally difficult safety shot.

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That was tough, he's been very fortunate there. I don't think there

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was any way in the world heated play this low pot and leave himself on.

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Has to make sure the brown comes to at least behind the brown spot

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again. This is very good. This is tight. Just a little bit too much.

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This is certainly a thin one if he decides to take this on. And

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although it's not easy, this is a chance for Stuart.

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I think he slightly earned on the side of caution there. Yes, holds

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best hitting it thin rather than thick. The cue ball would be loose

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if he bit thick. Kyren Wilson would like to get the white somewhere near

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where it is now. If it goes in and he will be on the blue. The cue ball

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will be in a similar position to where it is now. APPLAUSE

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He got a good case. Or is it a bad one? It's a bad one.

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23 points ahead with only 18 on the table. Stuart Bingham requires one

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five point snooker to possibly force a restart. He could also choose, if

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the opportunity arose to pot the blue and get a six point snooker.

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The pink and black on the table only. That was very unlucky. But

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obviously far more difficult to get the snooker when there are less

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balls on the table. Barring that snooker, it looks like

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Kyren Wilson will take a one-frame lead in this match.

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He's just wondering whether to play it slow. As Peter said, he only

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needs one snooker to win if he pads the blue. -- pots the blue.

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Stuart has a real good chance to swing in round three cushions and

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get it basically behind a blight. The blue will come to open play but

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as long as he keep the blue shirt of the middle pocket, this is a good

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chance. Maybe he feels he can't keep the blue near the middle pocket if

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he plays a three-cushion. That was a perfect example of what

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happens on the superfine cloth is when you play with power and side.

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In that particular instance, Kyren was playing with power on a rock --

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a lot of right-hand side, that makes the cue ball going to the left and

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you hit the object ball thick. On these clots, that type of shot

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requires Ruby Smith cheering. It just got through that one little bit

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quick, a bit of tension in the arm, which is understandable. As the

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first frame against a former world champion in Stuart Bingham. Now the

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situation we spoke about a few moments ago. Stuart Bingham now

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requires one snooker to possibly steal this frame it's not easy with

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the black being so close to the cushion. And it seemed to me as if

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the cue ball came off a little bit square with a bit of a bounce of the

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side cushion. I thought he had to Stan to get the angle to get in

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behind the black. Looked like he hit that playing ball. That was a real

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good chance to get the sticker that time. -- snooker. That helps, that

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chart, without that it would be impossible to get in behind the

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blank, with a lot of right-hand side you could sneak it behind the black.

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Absolutely. He'll be sending the pink down to the baulk cushion. Not

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played that very well told to be perfectly honest. You'll be very

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disappointed with that, that was a very good chance to get the cue ball

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close to the back. Amused that the reaction he got there.

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What a great effort this is. Slid off that cushion. I thought that was

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going to be the angle he was going there, looked to be sure to be going

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very close to be behind the black. As we mentioned before, new cloths

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today overnight. For the morning session.

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So we've learnt already in this match, this afternoon that the new

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cloth has had a huge effect on the way the table is playing because the

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cushions are really sliding now. There have been a couple that have

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come off very square in this frame, but generally lots of slide, and as

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we saw from the long blue that Kirmond missed with lots of

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right-hand side and power, the cloth is also throwing off very much with

:39:38.:39:44.

said. So it's going to be a real test of cueing for both players.

:39:45.:39:51.

Until they become fully accustomed to the way the cloth is playing.

:39:52.:40:09.

He will try to hit this thin enough if he wants to take the pot gone.

:40:10.:40:21.

I'm not saying it's the wrong shot but could have left an easy chance

:40:22.:40:29.

for a smoker. He was trying to push the black safe but a dangerous way

:40:30.:40:33.

to play that. Although this isn't an easy shot, I think Stuart will look

:40:34.:40:38.

to hit the cushion first and send the pink up the table and leave the

:40:39.:40:45.

cue ball behind the black. It's a very tricky shot but if you judge is

:40:46.:40:53.

it well -- if he judges it well, this can be a really tough snooker

:40:54.:40:55.

to get out of. Decided against that. I'm not sure about that shot, Willy.

:40:56.:41:10.

The shot was fine but if he could stand it and get behind the black

:41:11.:41:14.

but at the minute he's not got it quite right. It's hard to 20 people

:41:15.:41:21.

watching and people here live how difficult a new cloth is sometimes.

:41:22.:41:27.

It takes a couple of frame sometimes to get used to the slide and this

:41:28.:41:38.

throw. Let's see how the pain comes off the cushion. That seemed to be

:41:39.:41:40.

OK. And this should really be the end of

:41:41.:42:35.

frame now because Kyren is able now to play a drag shot. Push the pink

:42:36.:42:42.

over the left-hand black pocket, this will either go in or go very

:42:43.:42:43.

close. The thought would have been to get

:42:44.:43:00.

right in the jobs there. There's a slight chance he could screw bits in

:43:01.:43:03.

behind the black but I don't think you'll get the curves. The pink

:43:04.:43:20.

could jaw and get the double-kiss. He's got second prize.

:43:21.:43:42.

These pockets are a little bit tough. I thought they were quite

:43:43.:43:48.

loose the first few days before they put on the new cloth. This is a

:43:49.:43:51.

chance. Goodness me. Early days but both players have

:43:52.:44:37.

struggled to get used to the cloth and the cushions and slide, as

:44:38.:44:41.

Willie was just saying there. They're either underhitting or

:44:42.:44:47.

overheating. This report contains flash photography. Overhitting. Very

:44:48.:44:52.

difficult to get a snooker here. Again, an excellent opportunity for

:44:53.:45:05.

Kyren to push the pink over the green pocket this time.

:45:06.:45:17.

Obviously decided he'd had enough of pushing balls towards pocket.

:45:18.:45:26.

Fantastic pot and that settles the first frame, Kyren Wilson leads

:45:27.:45:31.

Stuart Wilson 1-0. Lots of people on social media using the hashtag

:45:32.:45:35.

saying they agree with Peter Ebdon that Kyren Wilson will one day be a

:45:36.:45:39.

Crucible champion. If there's any questions you have for John or

:45:40.:45:42.

Stephen get in touch via social media, used the hashtag BBC snooker.

:45:43.:45:49.

Good start. On the board. All he wants is a good start. It's also

:45:50.:45:52.

held by the fact he has a good record. We mentioned at the start he

:45:53.:45:57.

was 2-0 .com are played in minor events and he won both of those, was

:45:58.:46:02.

held when you fancy the job against. What's your assessment of the

:46:03.:46:06.

opening frame? No big breaks on one visits, but it's funny because the

:46:07.:46:12.

longer the match is, I think it's more important to get that first

:46:13.:46:17.

frame on the board. Kyren Wilson is relaxed straightaway, Stuart Bingham

:46:18.:46:21.

has got to do that. It was a decent opening frame, he's done the job.

:46:22.:46:26.

You tend to be a little cagey. When you've also got a thing like that

:46:27.:46:30.

where he needs a snooker, you try to not call in off, not to miscue or

:46:31.:46:35.

give him six point easy so you get quite protective and you don't get

:46:36.:46:40.

the pink over the hole. Lots of people enjoyed that little item with

:46:41.:46:45.

Peter Ebdon and Kyren Wilson sharing a few that Kyren has got all the

:46:46.:46:49.

attributes to one day be a Crucible champion, do you agree? I think the

:46:50.:46:53.

only thing that. And there's the quality of all the other players

:46:54.:46:56.

around him. As he got the talent to do it? Probably yes but there are a

:46:57.:47:01.

lot of good players out there and you have to go and do it. We see

:47:02.:47:04.

lots of future players, it's easy to say, somebody is a future world

:47:05.:47:09.

champion, but he's very talented, got himself top 16 and has won big

:47:10.:47:13.

events, everything is there. To be world champion is a bit different

:47:14.:47:17.

but as John says, there are lots of players, Judd Trump hasn't won one

:47:18.:47:20.

yet. COMMENTATOR: Have chance for Stuart

:47:21.:47:28.

Bingham here, regular shot to nothing. Quite a long way away. I'm

:47:29.:47:39.

sure this red will pass the green. Not straight but he can screw

:47:40.:48:06.

directly back. He could overscrew this. Playing for the red that is

:48:07.:48:10.

free on the left-hand side of the pink. So concerned about the

:48:11.:48:15.

overscrew he has slightly underscrewed it.

:48:16.:48:25.

Not an ideal angle, whichever of these two grades he decides to take

:48:26.:48:37.

on. One on each side of the table. As I mentioned previously, he is

:48:38.:48:44.

normally a very good rest player. You have to say that's very unlucky.

:48:45.:48:56.

He caught that red half ball rather than quarter ball. He would have

:48:57.:49:04.

been perfect on the black. It was a good shot with the rest.

:49:05.:49:16.

If he hits the bike he would have a better pot on the red than this.

:49:17.:49:31.

Clever, didn't want to hit it on the right-hand side because it would

:49:32.:49:47.

have left an easy red. Got it wrong first time, got it perfect the

:49:48.:49:58.

second. Good opportunities year for Stuart to get the cue ball behind

:49:59.:50:00.

the green on the baulk cushion. This is quite thin shot. Needs to be

:50:01.:50:25.

careful with the enough. He needs to hit it first. REFEREE: Foul and a

:50:26.:50:28.

miss, Stuart Bingham, four. There is a tendency on no safety

:50:29.:50:51.

shots to go slightly too thin because if you go to thick comedy

:50:52.:50:55.

enough is not too much of a problem, if the cue ball rattles in the jaws

:50:56.:51:00.

of the pocket it's very easy to give your opponent a very easy

:51:01.:51:04.

opportunity. Meanwhile, Stuart Bingham's played a much better

:51:05.:51:08.

safety shots and that's where the cue ball should have been on his

:51:09.:51:11.

previous safety shot. That's much better.

:51:12.:51:26.

If this red is dead straight along the baulk cushion its an easy safety

:51:27.:51:35.

shot. Obviously too straight to get onto the black. Looks like it is

:51:36.:51:43.

possible to cut this red in. It's as fine as you like.

:51:44.:52:24.

I don't blame him for playing it like that, obviously had to play the

:52:25.:52:30.

pot and leave the white over the side of the table to make the cut

:52:31.:52:34.

into the middle. Difficult pot, unlucky to have brought that red

:52:35.:52:39.

back into play and made it easy for Kyren.

:52:40.:53:45.

We've already mentioned that Kyren is a very attacking and very

:53:46.:53:51.

aggressive player. I think you'll be taking the opportunity here to play

:53:52.:53:57.

a hard stun screw shot into the pink. Scatter the reds. Certainly

:53:58.:54:07.

don't think that's how he played it. He missed the intended cannon.

:54:08.:54:18.

That looks like end of break. Needs to put the disappointment of that

:54:19.:54:27.

opportunity wasted out of his mind and play a good safety shot.

:54:28.:54:43.

He's left Stuart Bingham a tempter. This is tough if he takes this on.

:54:44.:55:03.

Not quite settled yet this morning, Stuart Bingham.

:55:04.:55:22.

Just came round to see if the potting angle was OK on this red.

:55:23.:55:28.

One of those that you virtually screw it in and hit the white off

:55:29.:55:36.

two cushions and that's what he's done. Well played.

:55:37.:55:46.

Has a nice angle on the green. To go into the reds. Should he choose to

:55:47.:55:59.

do that. There's a possibility of a plant that could be made at the

:56:00.:56:05.

bottom of the. Slightly offset and there are a couple of inches between

:56:06.:56:09.

the balls. Selecting to take the brown instead of going into the reds

:56:10.:56:11.

from the green. He may well be on that plant, he may

:56:12.:56:24.

well be able to make this but to be honest he was very fortunate to

:56:25.:56:28.

finish on this plant like this. I think the green would have been the

:56:29.:56:32.

easier shot to play, Willie. Finished absolutely plumb because he

:56:33.:56:35.

doesn't have to do anything with the cue ball. This will take on nicely

:56:36.:56:41.

onto the black. Needs another Kizzire, there's a gap between the

:56:42.:56:46.

two reds above the black. If he hits the red full ball he'll be plumb on

:56:47.:56:52.

two reds, so this is a good chance now. I agree with Peter, the brown

:56:53.:56:58.

was fortunate but that's the case we were talking about. That becomes a

:56:59.:57:04.

frame-winning opportunity. It was interesting to see before the

:57:05.:57:06.

previous shot there that Kyren Wilson just held his hand up to

:57:07.:57:11.

apologise to Stuart Bingham. He realised he was very fortunate to

:57:12.:57:22.

finish up on that plant. This is not absolutely straightforward because

:57:23.:57:28.

you've got the difficulty of the usage of the spider and he also

:57:29.:57:34.

needs to avoid the cannon on both the red and the black.

:57:35.:57:43.

There may I even be another plant there.

:57:44.:58:49.

That is nicely played. Left himself a red in the middle.

:58:50.:59:00.

After this red, all the reds are available. Doesn't have to play any

:59:01.:59:09.

more cannons. A bit Exxon certained for Stuart -- concerned for Stuart's

:59:10.:59:15.

supporters, he hasn't settled yet. His pace of cue ball and his safety

:59:16.:59:19.

and his break-building has been astray so far this afternoon. We

:59:20.:59:26.

used to play morning sessions, we have not started until 1 o'clock

:59:27.:59:28.

today. The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:29.:59:33.

43. Do more The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:34.:59:37.

to 43, The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:38.:59:37.

43. Do more reds, The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:38.:59:37.

to 43, saw The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:38.:59:37.

43. Do more reds, two The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:38.:59:37.

to 43, saw two more The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:38.:59:38.

43. Do more reds, two colours The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:39.:59:38.

to 43, saw two more reds The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:39.:59:38.

43. Do more reds, two colours and The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:39.:59:38.

to 43, saw two more reds and two The break goes to 36, the lead goes

:59:39.:59:38.

43. Do more reds, two colours and he will lead 2-0.

:59:39.:59:39.

to 43, saw two more reds and two colours and Kyren Wilson will lead

:59:40.:59:40.

2-0. The frame is now safe, can he get

:59:41.:00:36.

the first century of this match? Played for slightly more difficult

:00:37.:01:28.

red. Stuart Bingham not looking in total control of his emotions at the

:01:29.:01:33.

moment. He is just trying to get his concentration right. That is not a

:01:34.:01:41.

bad kiss, he can drop behind the red for choice of middle pocket or

:01:42.:01:42.

corner. What a shame. No century, but an

:01:43.:02:13.

excellent break of 71. Stuart Bingham trails 2-0.

:02:14.:03:17.

Interesting to see the stats, one thing I noticed with the centuries

:03:18.:03:27.

made, Kyren Wilson had been getting six or seven a season. And then this

:03:28.:03:33.

season 27. So that has improved immensely with Kyren over the last

:03:34.:03:41.

year or so. Perhaps he owes my colleague Peter Ebdon a lot. He said

:03:42.:03:46.

he is a very good break-builder and that is beginning to show with his

:03:47.:03:54.

tournament centuries this season. REFEREE: Frame 3, Stuart Bingham to

:03:55.:04:01.

break. Stuart Bingham gets us under way. The third frame. In this second

:04:02.:04:17.

round match. This year's Betfred World Snooker Championship.

:04:18.:04:31.

Quite some way away. The attempted long pot there.

:04:32.:04:43.

Can Stuart not miss long red into the right-hand black pocket and go

:04:44.:04:48.

through the gap? Stay on the black. That was a good

:04:49.:05:03.

pot. But unfortunately for him cannoned into the balls. Clean

:05:04.:05:09.

strike. Right into the heart of the pocket. He was almost certainly

:05:10.:05:13.

playing for blue. That is a very good safety shot.

:05:14.:05:18.

Well played. Very difficult to compare this

:05:19.:06:06.

safety shot, if he plays back into the baulk area it would have been

:06:07.:06:11.

difficult to cover that red up that is loose on the left-hand side.

:06:12.:06:26.

I was in the players' room before the start of match and Finlay was

:06:27.:06:37.

there and he wanted the TV set switched on and as soon as he saw

:06:38.:06:41.

the Snooker tables, he said, daddy! This is a better shot. Brought the

:06:42.:06:56.

back into play. Covered the red up the middle. Very good safety.

:06:57.:07:04.

Wow! That is fantastic cueing. Excellent shot, wasn't it? Head kept

:07:05.:07:28.

perfectly still. He would love to get on to the red near test pack.

:07:29.:07:37.

Couldn't do it from that particular shot.

:07:38.:07:50.

What an excellent first red that was.

:07:51.:08:17.

Din get into the cue -- didn't get into the cue ball enough.

:08:18.:09:47.

Sometimes you have no option but to play containing safety. Knowing next

:09:48.:09:56.

time you will be faced with a more difficult one.

:09:57.:10:13.

I'm not sure Stuart has got the pace of the table at all, Stuart.

:10:14.:11:05.

That is a good safety shot there from Stuart Bingham. Kyren Wilson

:11:06.:11:19.

does have the opportunity to play a good return safety.

:11:20.:11:23.

He needs to avoid the black. This needs to be thin. That is a very

:11:24.:11:34.

good attempt. Slightly unfortunate not to just creep past the brown.

:11:35.:11:39.

That would have put Stuart in a bit of trouble. Could be a plant on here

:11:40.:11:48.

though. He is going to have a look at that plant. It is not the one at

:11:49.:11:53.

the back of the pack. It is the possible three-ball pack in the

:11:54.:11:58.

middle of bunch. He will be taking the cue ball back to baulk.

:11:59.:12:04.

The plant wasn't on, so the safety shot was the easier option. He has

:12:05.:12:09.

played that pretty well. Stuart will be pleased to see where

:12:10.:13:29.

the white's ended up, because he thought it may kiss the blue. Thing

:13:30.:13:35.

is pot is almost straight. He won't take the long red on. There is one

:13:36.:13:39.

in the pack that cuts into the corner.

:13:40.:13:44.

That is the one. Oh, goodness me - how close was that? Wow, that is so

:13:45.:13:55.

unlucky. He hit that absolutely perfectly. Unfortunately the white

:13:56.:14:02.

caught the jaws of the middle pocket and has left this on.

:14:03.:14:11.

Just not happening for Stuart Bingham this morning. That was a

:14:12.:14:22.

decent opportunity to get going. Just faced with a safety shot now. A

:14:23.:14:39.

possible snooker. Just hasn't settled yet this morning.

:14:40.:15:15.

There is just that one. I believe he has played off two cushions to hit

:15:16.:15:24.

that red to be honest. Very hard to judge.

:15:25.:15:56.

Very good shot. But this red is possibly on in the middle. Pretty

:15:57.:16:06.

sure the pink into the opposite corner.

:16:07.:16:12.

Oh he is on the move there. He thought that was in.

:16:13.:16:45.

That was a reprieve for Stuart Bingham. He thought have thought

:16:46.:16:52.

that Kyren Wilson was going to pot that red without a problem.

:16:53.:17:50.

He he put the tip of the you is where he would like the white to

:17:51.:17:59.

finish. And not leave anything in the pack. Slightly underhit. He has

:18:00.:18:04.

played that cue ball two feet past the blue. It shows you how Stuart

:18:05.:18:09.

has not yet got control of his timing at the moment.

:18:10.:19:19.

I think he can just see the red to the edge of the pink. The one to the

:19:20.:19:29.

edge of the pack. And he could get into the brown and yellow here.

:19:30.:19:54.

That was a good reply from Stuart bank Bingham.

:19:55.:20:38.

Kyren Wilson would love to take the red on that's closest to the black.

:20:39.:21:00.

You mentioned Willie you thought the table was running a bit slower this

:21:01.:21:06.

morning with the new cloth. That was a prime example. He hit that very

:21:07.:21:12.

hard. OK he hit it slightly thick, but the cue ball's gone nowhere.

:21:13.:21:21.

Luckily for Kyren the red has gone close to the cushion. So no easy

:21:22.:21:28.

outlet for Stuart. You play a lot of right-hand side and try and get the

:21:29.:21:32.

white somewhere near the yellow and be careful he doesn't go in-off.

:21:33.:21:39.

There is the side you see, that what is I was worried about. It is not

:21:40.:21:42.

too bad. That was a good effort at a safety

:21:43.:22:24.

shot. Bar the in-off. Put Stuart in all sorts of trouble. Will he be

:22:25.:22:29.

tremented here with this tempted here with this red?

:22:30.:22:44.

Just not happening for Stuart Bingham this morning.

:22:45.:22:55.

As you know this is the best of 25 frames, but each session, if you're

:22:56.:23:24.

going to lose a session, obviously 5-3 is the worst you could hope for,

:23:25.:23:30.

but you know you have got to be very careful now 3-0 behind, he has got

:23:31.:23:33.

to get something out of this session. Two more sexes to go after

:23:34.:23:38.

this -- sessions to go after this one. He is going to be worrying.

:23:39.:24:17.

He didn't really want to take this red on. Presumably the pink spot's

:24:18.:24:30.

covered. So he can play for the bottom red of the three. Or maybe it

:24:31.:24:34.

does spot looking at that. He will be flicking off the red and

:24:35.:25:08.

trying to leave the pink where it is, which means it will pot. He has

:25:09.:25:15.

played that nicely. He looks at it. It is one of those that it pots off

:25:16.:25:21.

the right-hand jaw, but he would be better off taking green.

:25:22.:25:29.

He is cutting the blue into the middle. This has become a chance to

:25:30.:25:33.

win the third frame. That was a very good recovery shot

:25:34.:26:14.

from Kyren Wilson. Previously underhit the blue into the centre

:26:15.:26:17.

and didn't finish in an ideal position. He played a delicate skew

:26:18.:26:26.

shot with -- screw shots with lots of right-hand side.

:26:27.:26:30.

Both players have been struggling for positional play.

:26:31.:26:42.

The table obviously playing a little slower than it was previously.

:26:43.:26:52.

With the new cloth that's gone on. That used all of the pocket. We see

:26:53.:27:02.

a good example of Kyren Wilson's cue power. He played a deep screw and he

:27:03.:27:08.

will try and get on to the red in the left-hand corner pocket.

:27:09.:27:13.

He got too much on that one. So that is the end of break and a reprieve

:27:14.:27:20.

for Stuart Bingham. Although this yellow looks

:27:21.:28:22.

comparatively straight forward, if he plays this with pace, this is

:28:23.:28:24.

missable. He played that really well. How is

:28:25.:28:34.

he on the red? That is desperately unlucky. Yes, he would have loved to

:28:35.:28:41.

have played it really hard. Because it was a big target to play a cannon

:28:42.:28:46.

on the two reds to the side of the black. But it was missable playing

:28:47.:28:52.

it hard. Unlucky not to have finished short. A good safety shot

:28:53.:28:57.

required. He is only 31 points behind.

:28:58.:29:01.

All with the balls being in play, there is a chance in this frame.

:29:02.:29:31.

That is the first poor safety shot he has played. There is value in

:29:32.:29:39.

kissing into the two reds. The key thing is bringing the two reds into

:29:40.:29:43.

play. He would like to hit them not

:29:44.:29:54.

cushion first, because he could ends up on the cushion if he hints the

:29:55.:29:57.

cushion first. He got the white moving and that is

:29:58.:30:04.

the only problem, brought everything into play for a chance to win the

:30:05.:30:10.

frame and unfortunately he has gone close to the cushion.

:30:11.:30:45.

Happy the table is running slow because he thought he overhead that.

:30:46.:30:52.

The black pots on the left-hand corner. Doesn't have to do anything

:30:53.:30:59.

with the cue ball. Will naturally come onto the red if it does pot.

:31:00.:31:04.

The black is tight. So tight, didn't play for it. Still

:31:05.:31:21.

a good shot. Under normal sons services you would

:31:22.:31:38.

say Stuart Bingham could clear up but not too sure yet. -- under

:31:39.:31:45.

normal circumstances. Certainly favourite to close the gap to 2-1. A

:31:46.:31:51.

few moments ago he looked like it would be 3-0.

:31:52.:32:57.

He got the bounce of the cushion, the first bounce we've had in the

:32:58.:33:03.

afternoon session. Just having a little look. Took real big bounce,

:33:04.:33:09.

still OK on the green but would have been perfect if the white was a foot

:33:10.:33:11.

shorter. Jazz has to finish on the screen

:33:12.:33:36.

nicely. That was the problem. Anywhere but there are. -- just has

:33:37.:33:42.

to finish on this green nightly. It looks as if Stuart is going to

:33:43.:34:03.

try to cut this in. There will be lots of right-hand side. Not so sure

:34:04.:34:12.

that was the right shot because he had an easy snooker behind the

:34:13.:34:19.

brown. He was so disappointed to be on the green. 100%, that was sheer

:34:20.:34:25.

disappointment not finishing on the green. This was really tough. Lots

:34:26.:34:30.

of check right-hand side. That was dangerous, each he overhead

:34:31.:34:54.

that. This is a key shot. -- overhit. Nine points in front, just

:34:55.:35:04.

brown and blue needed. He said he was good with the risk, every he has

:35:05.:35:12.

played so far have been right in the middle of the pocket. Four out of

:35:13.:35:16.

four. We get another indication how much slower this table is playing.

:35:17.:35:23.

He will be mightily relieved to be going 3-0 up.

:35:24.:35:41.

Kyren Wilson leading three frames to Neil. Very disappointing Stuart

:35:42.:35:52.

Bingham sitting in his chair. Struggled to get used to the speed

:35:53.:35:57.

of this course so far afternoon. STUDIO: The question at the moment,

:35:58.:36:02.

who is the former world champion in this match? Yes, he's got himself

:36:03.:36:06.

off to a poor start but he was a bit unlucky there, got a thing of the

:36:07.:36:10.

cushion, played off the blue to come into the bottom cushion. You think

:36:11.:36:15.

it's coming out normal space and it came off twice as much. One

:36:16.:36:18.

situations where you feel you should have cleared up, you think you've

:36:19.:36:24.

played the right shot. Wait a couple of good chance to start that break.

:36:25.:36:29.

Willie discredit preferably, two said France, brought everything into

:36:30.:36:34.

the open. Be really disappointed that he hasn't taken advantage. Lots

:36:35.:36:37.

of people getting in touch with us via social media. Andy wants to know

:36:38.:36:43.

what is the hardest world title that you won, which was the most

:36:44.:36:50.

difficult? You have to say the 18-17, I thought Jimmy was go to

:36:51.:36:53.

clear up unfortunately for me he twitched the black on the spot and I

:36:54.:36:58.

could clear up. That was outrageous, couldn't you just give him one World

:36:59.:37:05.

Championship? Everybody wanted Jimmy 2-1 and you couldn't give him one of

:37:06.:37:09.

those. There is a fantastic documentary coming up because we are

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celebrating 40 years of the Crucible and the World Championship,

:37:14.:37:15.

brilliant documentary which has been made by BBC sport going out this

:37:16.:37:19.

week on BBC Two. It's absolutely wonderful and a lot of that on

:37:20.:37:23.

Sunday night at nine o'clock and the lot of that final and there are some

:37:24.:37:28.

sparkling wonderful stuff. I think you're it as well. Bits and bobs.

:37:29.:37:34.

People. Remember... They remember Jimmy missing that black but he

:37:35.:37:37.

cleared up from their Andy he had a broken arm at the time. Jimmy missed

:37:38.:37:44.

it but he cleared up. Final frame decider in the World Championship.

:37:45.:37:48.

We're not making Jimmy White fans feeling any better. You said he won

:37:49.:37:52.

get with a broken arm. It gets forgotten because of the fact the

:37:53.:37:56.

black gets missed but he cleared up. Another couple of questions coming

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in, which player most likely to get 147? From what you've seen so far

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what might you would put Ronnie O'Sullivan in the top of that but

:38:06.:38:10.

John Higgins is capable of it. Mark Selby can do it. You want people

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taking the risk because it is only ?5,000 for 147. People might

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complain, but the fact it's the World Championship and the maximum

:38:20.:38:23.

price is lower than the high break prize. They have a rolling prize

:38:24.:38:27.

that goes on through the season but you're not going to get any one of

:38:28.:38:30.

the top players taking a risk tomb make a maximum. The original

:38:31.:38:34.

question, it will be Ronnie O'Sullivan. Keep the questions

:38:35.:38:36.

coming. COMMENTATOR: Algae interested to

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watch the documentary, I'm sure they'll source -- show Stephen

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Hendry's first visit to the Crucible.

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I'm sure now, to be honest, with Stuart Bingham, he's 3-0 behind, he

:38:59.:39:06.

has to put his foot on the gas. So it was a baptism of fire for the

:39:07.:39:38.

great Stephen Hendry in his first appearance at the Crucible when he

:39:39.:39:41.

came up against you in the first round. Absolutely but we knew from

:39:42.:39:45.

then on he was going to be a great player. What a great champion he's

:39:46.:39:46.

been. This could well be a re-ranking and

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a couple of shots time. Going nowhere. A little look at each other

:40:05.:40:08.

and they both decided to have a re-rack, so that's what's going to

:40:09.:40:16.

happen. 3-0 to Kyren Wilson, re-rack coming up. Peter, talking about

:40:17.:40:20.

Stephen Hendry's rain, the 40 years we've had at the Crucible,

:40:21.:40:23.

undoubtedly the game's greatest champion at this moment in time.

:40:24.:40:27.

Absolutely incredible, seven times world champion just so ruthless as a

:40:28.:40:34.

player. When you play Stephen and a final, very often your 4-0 down and

:40:35.:40:38.

you didn't need to play badly. They are bad safety shot or miss anything

:40:39.:40:43.

and when Stephen got two finals, invariably he go something like 90,

:40:44.:40:50.

120, 130 and you're sitting in the dressing room 4-0 down and you

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haven't missed the ball or played a bad safety shot and that's how good

:40:54.:40:58.

as he was. What a Stuart has decided himself now? The last brain will

:40:59.:41:03.

hurt, it should have been 2-1 and it's no 3-0. -- the last brain will

:41:04.:41:07.

hurt. They've both struggled with the speed of the table today.

:41:08.:41:17.

Too quick on the conversation we were having, why is it the same role

:41:18.:41:39.

of cloth can be played slower today than it was yesterday? It is not

:41:40.:41:45.

something you can account for. You can't explain it logically, just the

:41:46.:41:50.

way it is. Sometimes it can be atmospherics but this table are

:41:51.:41:53.

certainly playing slower and at the moment Stuart Bingham is all at sea,

:41:54.:41:58.

he's really struggling out there. Could be the fact that the role of

:41:59.:42:03.

cloth has been kept in a place that stamp, which until they put it on

:42:04.:42:07.

the table, the table heater hasn't had a chance to dry the table out

:42:08.:42:12.

but it's at 45 degrees but maybe it will play better tonight. There is a

:42:13.:42:20.

very good chance of that. Meanwhile, what are shot batters. -- what a

:42:21.:42:31.

shot that is. That was very thin. It's really thin. Just flicks the

:42:32.:42:36.

blue. He's got a result because the blue passes the pink.

:42:37.:42:55.

Again, not too much reaction from the cloth. Kyren absolutely hammered

:42:56.:43:03.

that into the right-hander back pocket. This is a tough pot. That

:43:04.:43:24.

has over cups. -- over cut. This is pottable but Stuart has two players

:43:25.:43:27.

lights where a few with right-hand side. Played it very well. Yes, we

:43:28.:43:38.

actually saw the point move there. All of a sudden it starts to bend.

:43:39.:43:43.

Controlled it nicely. Would love to play the kiss of the cushion, the

:43:44.:43:51.

right-hand red. Get position on the other two reds. He can't believe

:43:52.:43:55.

that kids. I'm surprised he didn't play the Czech side kiss there for

:43:56.:44:00.

that whatever happens he's going to kiss one of them if he doesn't get

:44:01.:44:10.

the outside one. Stuart absolutely distraught there.

:44:11.:44:26.

That was a poor shot. He's been very fortunate. Leaving this on for Kyren

:44:27.:44:36.

Wilson. This is quite a big swerve as well. It's possible but he could

:44:37.:44:42.

just as easily missed the red. Trying to see if this cloth takes

:44:43.:44:45.

the swerve, seems to take it quite easily. You know yourself, on the

:44:46.:44:52.

superfine class, it sometimes takes an age for the cue ball to turn but

:44:53.:44:58.

this might be the fact that it's running a little slow, the fact that

:44:59.:45:01.

it's maybe a little damp. This is a really huge frame for

:45:02.:45:29.

Stuart Bingham. He'll be disappointed going into the

:45:30.:45:32.

mid-session interval no matter what happens. He'll certainly feel a lot

:45:33.:45:37.

better if he can go into that interval 3-1 down instead of 4-0

:45:38.:45:39.

down. This red is cuttable. No idea what's

:45:40.:45:56.

happening to the cue ball. Looking to get the one to the extreme left

:45:57.:46:00.

hand side of the pack. Can he cut that as well? Trying to get through

:46:01.:46:04.

to it. That looked a bit dangerous. He was

:46:05.:46:19.

pushing the boat out there. That wasn't shot you would like to

:46:20.:47:00.

play. Trying to stun round the back of the black. Just Nice to get

:47:01.:47:04.

nicely on a red to get some confidence. His highest break is

:47:05.:47:09.

only 28 in the first three frames. Would just like to get something

:47:10.:47:14.

happening. He is straight on this red, it's no good. There is a slight

:47:15.:47:25.

angle, the black is only available to one corner at the moment.

:47:26.:47:39.

That's another thing, when you know the table is playing well, sometimes

:47:40.:47:45.

you overhit, trying to get the right angle. Yes, Stuart is doing his best

:47:46.:47:53.

to readjust here. Really struggling to control the cue ball. The one

:47:54.:47:58.

thing that we do know, Willie, is that Kyren can afford to keep giving

:47:59.:48:03.

him chances because sooner or later, Stuart Bingham will click. His

:48:04.:48:11.

positional play will come back, but not with shots like that. He will be

:48:12.:48:19.

absolutely disgusted with himself. With that shot. He be furious. -- he

:48:20.:48:26.

will be furious. Yes, the cue ball should have been at least a foot

:48:27.:48:30.

further to the left than that. Once again, I hate to keep going over it,

:48:31.:48:35.

when a table is playing a little bit damp, so hard to get the cue ball

:48:36.:48:42.

moving. That would have come a lot wider on the old class, as it was.

:48:43.:48:45.

Well done, good recovery. Pink clearly available but he needs

:48:46.:49:18.

to get nicely on the next red. I don't know if the pink is going to

:49:19.:49:20.

be tied up. Adam Humphries gives it a little

:49:21.:49:34.

glance, the pink spot is obviously covered, goes to the brown spot, the

:49:35.:49:38.

highest spot available. You can see a change in Stuart Bingham's body

:49:39.:49:43.

language now. I think usually had enough with the way things have gone

:49:44.:49:50.

so far. He's not in an ideal position. Just sense that he's

:49:51.:49:56.

really had enough and the fires are burning knife. -- burning now.

:49:57.:50:04.

There's a feeling of aggression with Stuart Bingham. Which is necessary

:50:05.:50:09.

at the moment to make something happen. That was a very good pot.

:50:10.:50:17.

Again, not an ideal position. But all of a sudden he is looking better

:50:18.:50:22.

all the table. I mean he would love the pink on the spot but it's

:50:23.:50:26.

probably not the right way to play at this time because it's easier to

:50:27.:50:29.

play the yellow and with the choice of two reds. If he doesn't play the

:50:30.:50:35.

pink perfectly, the pink will cover a red. Interesting to see what he

:50:36.:50:39.

plays, I think the yellow is the best choice.

:50:40.:50:51.

Not stopped him at all, that's a good shot.

:50:52.:51:01.

Two more shots to play at our aggressive because he needs to get

:51:02.:51:08.

rid of the red that's nearest the pocket. That's why he's playing this

:51:09.:51:16.

one now as opposed to the other one. Once again, look at where the cue

:51:17.:51:26.

ball is. Nowhere. Needs to be six or seven inches harder than that. He's

:51:27.:51:35.

not got the power right now to get behind the back of the block colours

:51:36.:51:40.

just matter the way the table is playing -- the baulk colours.

:51:41.:52:21.

To power needed again, has two screw this round two to get to the top

:52:22.:52:32.

side of the blue. -- cue power. Just wiped his feet, this time he is top

:52:33.:52:34.

side of the blue. He's bemused, isn't he? Poor

:52:35.:53:13.

positional shot. That's what happens under pressure.

:53:14.:53:30.

Just went to the well one too many times. 34 point lead is not enough

:53:31.:53:40.

where the balls are. It was missable because he had to

:53:41.:54:11.

play it with pace, especially with the cloth playing a bit slower.

:54:12.:54:21.

Fortunate to not leave Stuart something easier than this.

:54:22.:54:34.

Decision time for Stuart Bingham, does he try to protect his lead? Or

:54:35.:54:43.

does he push the boat out with an attacking shot? It's the former.

:54:44.:54:51.

Trying to keep the pressure on. Well, he's left a long red here to

:54:52.:55:06.

the left-hand black pocket and it's just the sort of shot that Kyren

:55:07.:55:12.

Wilson likes to take on. It's fraught with danger, obviously and

:55:13.:55:24.

he needs to get this. He was a long way away from that. Yes, it was one

:55:25.:55:31.

of those, 34 points in front, there's no way he would play it like

:55:32.:55:35.

that. He's 34 points behind Eddie thought it was a chance to pinch the

:55:36.:55:41.

frame. Don't blame him for having a go at that but missing it so far

:55:42.:55:42.

should cost him this frame. I've never seen anything like this.

:55:43.:56:01.

Both players overhitting and underhitting shots.

:56:02.:56:06.

If you play this delicately on the dipping into the middle because the

:56:07.:56:12.

pink will go back onto its own spot, I reckon you can play a slow stunt

:56:13.:56:18.

into the middle and still be on the red to the opposite corner. -- the

:56:19.:56:23.

slow stunt. It wouldn't be surprised if he decided to play snooker behind

:56:24.:56:26.

the brown of the cushion. REFEREE: Foul and a miss, threeball.

:56:27.:56:45.

Kyren Wilson four. You've got to remember to reach the brown.

:56:46.:57:00.

Relying on good fortune. Has he got any? Not too bad. Interesting to see

:57:01.:57:09.

if the rest percentage stays the same. Five out of five at the

:57:10.:57:21.

moment. Will it be six out of six or can he reach it with the extension

:57:22.:57:23.

on his cue? Just wonder whether he'll play to

:57:24.:58:02.

kiss the red that's next the cushion. Off one cushion, click the

:58:03.:58:11.

blue. Will the red still pot in the middle? It's perfect angle to play

:58:12.:58:12.

that cannon. Just bringing them red three inches

:58:13.:59:00.

of the commission has given Kyren an excellent chance to clear. With the

:59:01.:59:06.

right word was, he was definitely second favourite. -- with the red

:59:07.:59:12.

where it was, he was definitely second favourite.

:59:13.:59:40.

Not just about getting onto the next colour, it's about getting onto the

:59:41.:59:47.

next colour and dropping onto the final red. There is another example

:59:48.:59:54.

of how this table's playing. That cue ball would have expected to be

:59:55.:59:58.

two feet further in the middle of the table than that.

:59:59.:00:14.

This table is playing very slow. Because the previous stun shot,

:00:15.:00:22.

Kyren played a hard stun shot and the cue ball just went nowhere.

:00:23.:00:30.

That black was really missible. It was a very good pot under the

:00:31.:00:35.

circumstances. Example of how good Kyren Wilson wis

:00:36.:00:44.

the rest. -- is with the rest. This was the red that Peter was

:00:45.:01:05.

talking about. Look how hard he played that and the white just

:01:06.:01:08.

seemed to sink into that top cushion. But he has re-- retrieved

:01:09.:01:16.

the situation. This will really hurt Stuart Bingham. He could have won

:01:17.:01:21.

the previous frame. He was strong favourite to win this frame. And

:01:22.:01:26.

barring accidents he will be 4-0. The match has come to the interval

:01:27.:01:46.

on the other table, so there is a bit of movement, which doesn't help

:01:47.:01:55.

the players. Is he as good with the long rest, Peter?

:01:56.:02:16.

Again he seemed to get into the cue ball OK, but he didn't get the

:02:17.:02:24.

reaction or spin that he was looking for.

:02:25.:02:34.

He is going to have the play this quite firm to miss the in-off.

:02:35.:02:46.

He needs the pink. Well I'm afraid that top cushion just looks like a

:02:47.:02:56.

sponge at the moment. Hardly any reaction off that top cushion.

:02:57.:03:04.

You have to take these on, don't you? You can't play safe. Game ball.

:03:05.:03:16.

He will be taking this into the green pocket. And has the

:03:17.:03:25.

possibility of screwing this in with left-hand side off three cushions.

:03:26.:03:33.

Very thin. An excellent shot. Well played. He has dominated this first

:03:34.:03:42.

session. Stuart Bingham will be horrified, in fact he is just

:03:43.:03:47.

sitting there at the moment. He is going to play the black, but the

:03:48.:03:53.

frame is over. He could have been 2-2, but Kyren Wilson has won the

:03:54.:03:58.

opening four frames and he is in a strong position.

:03:59.:04:03.

STUDIO: Plenty of thinking to do for Stuart. He will be kicking himself.

:04:04.:04:08.

He hasn't played in that instance in the last frame to not get up behind

:04:09.:04:13.

the brown when he is behinds it. Everything's going wrong for him and

:04:14.:04:17.

when you do as much wrong as he has done, there is a feeling your

:04:18.:04:20.

opponents is going to win frames like that. Kyren is purring as he

:04:21.:04:27.

walks into the dressing room. Yes he knows he is going to be at least

:04:28.:04:32.

level and at 4-0, you win a couple and you have a 6-2 lead. Stuart has

:04:33.:04:40.

put in a lot of abject performances this season and already four down.

:04:41.:04:45.

He needs to win the next session. He doesn't look loose. Usually he is a

:04:46.:04:50.

heavy scorer and he is bouncing around the table. If you have that

:04:51.:04:57.

record against somebody, maybe you're not comfortable playing

:04:58.:05:01.

certain players. You have played someone four times and lost four

:05:02.:05:04.

times, you won't be completely happy. And a lot of people are

:05:05.:05:09.

talking of Kyren Wilson as a future champion. Do the players read

:05:10.:05:16.

newspapers and listen to TV? You should use that for motivation, if

:05:17.:05:22.

people are talking about their opponents, you say, I'm a world

:05:23.:05:30.

champion. Anthony Magill was 4-0 up. You can give yourself a team talk

:05:31.:05:34.

and think, you're not going to win today. Thank you for the moment.

:05:35.:05:41.

Plenty to keep you entertained during the interval. Today is World

:05:42.:05:49.

Snooker's disability day. The day when the sport welcomes disabled

:05:50.:05:55.

people from across the counts richlt snooker was -- across the country.

:05:56.:06:02.

Snooker was part of the original games. And they have opened their

:06:03.:06:09.

doors to give players some coaching and we have been to see what the

:06:10.:06:14.

sport has planned for helping disabled people get involved with

:06:15.:06:28.

snooker. Billiards and snooker got together with Mencap to help

:06:29.:06:33.

disabled players. I dropped in on one of their weekly session. This is

:06:34.:06:38.

a brilliant initiative. Yes we are trying to reach out into the

:06:39.:06:43.

community. This project is engagement with Mencap here in

:06:44.:06:46.

Sheffield and it is partly funded by Sport England. This is a pilot

:06:47.:06:51.

project to try and see how far we can push the sport into communities.

:06:52.:06:54.

As you can see, it is starting to work. Aaron, you are the star of the

:06:55.:07:00.

show, without your coaching, this wouldn't be happening. How did you

:07:01.:07:06.

get involved? Thank you what it started was we got fund and went

:07:07.:07:14.

down to the Crucible and they said would we be interested in doing a

:07:15.:07:21.

joint protect -- project and of course the answer was yes. There was

:07:22.:07:25.

even a chance for me to sharpen my skills. These guys are good, but I'm

:07:26.:07:30.

going go for it. Stop. How many did you get? Let's

:07:31.:07:43.

see. A big crowned of applause. Thank you. Christopher, you look

:07:44.:07:50.

like a pro already. How long have you been playing. This is the eighth

:07:51.:07:56.

session. This is Christopher's eight session and you have the shot of the

:07:57.:08:02.

relay? Yes. I take my shot and I go at it nice and carefully and not so

:08:03.:08:07.

fast. And the guys are really aware of it and they're great. Snooker's

:08:08.:08:15.

an inclusive sport, everything can have a chance and he has put smiles

:08:16.:08:22.

on people's faces and got them in a place where they might never have

:08:23.:08:25.

been until they found snooker. Well, I have had the best time and this

:08:26.:08:29.

initiative has been great and I got my own medal! It has been brilliant.

:08:30.:08:37.

Snooker! I was pleased with myself for that. We had a great day with

:08:38.:08:43.

Sheffield Mencap and now I'm joined by two people who you saw in the

:08:44.:08:50.

film, the chairman of the WDPS. We are trying to get people with

:08:51.:08:54.

disabilities out to play snooker and it is such an accessible sport and

:08:55.:09:00.

running tournaments in the UK and we are talking to Denmark and Belgium

:09:01.:09:06.

and China about running broader events. We have people who travel

:09:07.:09:10.

long distances to play tournament. It is for people with any ability

:09:11.:09:16.

and we want people to get involved. It is a brilliant initiative and we

:09:17.:09:22.

saw from being at Sheffield Mencap how involved everyone was and how

:09:23.:09:25.

much they got out of it. What is the future? The future is that snooker

:09:26.:09:32.

was in the Paralympics until 1988 and it dropped out. Our ambition is

:09:33.:09:38.

to get it back and we want to work to get snooker back in the

:09:39.:09:42.

Paralympics, where it belongs. Chris, he is responsible for the

:09:43.:09:46.

coaches, because these sessions can't happen without coaches. We

:09:47.:09:52.

have a structured programme and have a specialist disability coach and we

:09:53.:09:56.

have a lot of things happening. It is not often in sport that snooker

:09:57.:10:01.

fans, people with disability, anybody can come to the biggest vent

:10:02.:10:05.

and get involved. That is what this day has been about. Being a coach is

:10:06.:10:12.

rewarding as well? We saw Aaron last October and he has developed into

:10:13.:10:18.

running his own sessions and changed those people's lives from a snooker

:10:19.:10:23.

point of view. We have five events in our calendar year and day one of

:10:24.:10:30.

each is free for taking part and you may never have picked up a snooker

:10:31.:10:33.

cue in your life. Come and get involved. We have experts on hand

:10:34.:10:37.

and we will the door to something you may be happy competing in. Even

:10:38.:10:44.

can get involved. Just from that session alone, I myself got to see

:10:45.:10:50.

how much you can learn from playing? You got involved and picked up a cue

:10:51.:10:54.

and potted some balls. Thane Veitation is open to everybody. The

:10:55.:11:00.

vision is -- that invitation is open to everyone and we want people to

:11:01.:11:06.

gets involved and get inspired. Well done on all the hard work and enjoy

:11:07.:11:10.

the 40-year celebrations. Back to you. Well done with that medal.

:11:11.:11:19.

You're not wearing it though? I will wear it tomorrow. Now time for

:11:20.:11:28.

another snooker player coming in to answer general knowledge questions

:11:29.:11:33.

and questions about themselves. We are here for another edition of Pot

:11:34.:11:45.

Quiz and our guest is Marco Fu. You didn't have a go at this last year.

:11:46.:11:51.

The best time so far to beat is one minute 35 pi by the defending

:11:52.:11:57.

champion. The rules are five questions, for every question you

:11:58.:12:01.

get right, you take a ball off the table and you put the cue ball on

:12:02.:12:05.

the table, pot all the reds and finish off potting the black. First

:12:06.:12:10.

question, which player have you played most times at the Crucible?

:12:11.:12:18.

Martin Gould. Correct. I thought that was worth a round of applause,

:12:19.:12:23.

but don't worry. What is your highest ever Crucible break? Ooh.

:12:24.:12:38.

136? No. 138 in 2016. You made your Crucible debut in 1999, who

:12:39.:12:47.

contested the final that year? Hendry and Mark Williams. Correct.

:12:48.:12:57.

APPLAUSE. You reached the semi-final here in 2006, losing to Peter Ebdon,

:12:58.:13:02.

name two of the men you beat here that year. Stephen Maguire. Is one.

:13:03.:13:14.

Ken. And Ken Docherty. For a bonus, can you name the other one? Sorry?

:13:15.:13:22.

There is no bonus points. Yourer your last question, in what year did

:13:23.:13:26.

sovereignty of Hong Kong pass from the UK to China and we will give you

:13:27.:13:32.

one year either way. 1997. Correct. Nailed on there. So you got four

:13:33.:13:41.

correct. So take any four reds off the table. OK. That one. So far he

:13:42.:13:57.

has gone down the middle. Hmm. ??TAKE? this long on the shot.

:13:58.:14:01.

Another one. I don't know. You don't know. I'm not sure. That one. You

:14:02.:14:07.

put the cue ball anywhere on the table and your time starts when you

:14:08.:14:10.

hit the cue ball. Doing a bit of mileage early on,

:14:11.:14:24.

wearing those new shoes in. Oh, he won't be happy with that. Careless!

:14:25.:14:29.

That is a nice strike. That is somebody in form. You can tell. That

:14:30.:14:37.

is something who has had the weightlifted off their shoulders by

:14:38.:14:41.

getting through the first round. So far this is perfect. It looks like

:14:42.:14:46.

the Hong Kong Fu we know. 30 second we are up to. Plenty of time. 1. 35

:14:47.:14:56.

to beat. That watch keeping that bridge hand so still! Four reds

:14:57.:15:04.

left. Plenty of time. 50 seconds. More or less half way. He is

:15:05.:15:12.

studying the table, I love it. He is a bit wrong-sided on this red. Oh!

:15:13.:15:20.

He has missed it! Time now is important. Minute and 10 seconds.

:15:21.:15:31.

Still not rushing. He is not happy with that one. That was tension. He

:15:32.:15:38.

has 15 seconds left. This has got to go in. It's in! APPLAUSE. Thank you.

:15:39.:15:52.

It was tight. But at the end, it was one minute... 27 seconds.

:15:53.:16:02.

Marco top of the leaderboard and he is back in the second round on

:16:03.:16:10.

Sunday. Not long after that, was recorded Steve went for a drive with

:16:11.:16:13.

Stuart Bingham. Quickly. Stuart, the meter's

:16:14.:16:49.

running. He is paying for this taxi. I'm doing petrol in here. I have

:16:50.:16:55.

other fares to pick up today. Smile. Remember that. A bit too tight to go

:16:56.:17:03.

backwards. I didn't know reversing was in the contract. Is this going

:17:04.:17:16.

to be like Driving miss Dazy? Hill. Wait a minute. Handbrake start. It

:17:17.:17:20.

is like going back to your days of... Did you pass your test first

:17:21.:17:28.

time? Yes. Did you? I did. I had immense pressure on my brother,

:17:29.:17:32.

because everyone in my family passed go. He said, don't let the family

:17:33.:17:38.

down. Did you... That is all right. I did that when I passed the test.

:17:39.:17:42.

My emergency stop was like just spot on. I nailed it. Just failed hitting

:17:43.:17:50.

the pedestrian by... It wasn't the emergency stop we thought it was

:17:51.:17:56.

going to be. It was another one. I hesitate to say the words, because

:17:57.:18:01.

there is people at home sitting watching BBC and there is a drinking

:18:02.:18:09.

game where a presenter says certain words they have a drink. One is...

:18:10.:18:18.

Crucible curse. Bosch! Something has nailed a whisky on this. If you say

:18:19.:18:24.

Crucible curse that is another one down the hatch. How did that feel.

:18:25.:18:31.

Did it build up? Yeah. It was an honour to have that curse. For

:18:32.:18:39.

drink? Yes. But just... It was a big pressure. I had one of toughest

:18:40.:18:43.

draws against Alex. Handbrake on. Traffic's is terrible. This is the

:18:44.:19:03.

posh end of town. Nigel bond lives here. Are you a techno phobe. I got

:19:04.:19:17.

the wife a fit bit watch. She hasn't got a clue how to use it. You

:19:18.:19:21.

encourage her to do a bit of walking around zm? Have you the Wii around

:19:22.:19:33.

and hoover. They're good. Are they? So I have heard. What about around

:19:34.:19:41.

the house. I do my own ironing, my mum at 16, said do your ironing. I'm

:19:42.:19:49.

one of few on tour. Have you tried ironing without a... I'm in the

:19:50.:19:53.

wrong lane. I have to cut this bus up. You should have indicated. I

:19:54.:20:02.

have done the windscreen wiper. I will wait until somebody lets me in.

:20:03.:20:08.

I have a steam generated iron. Is that your own one. Do you let your

:20:09.:20:14.

wife near that? Yes, she does her ironing. I do mine. Does she put

:20:15.:20:19.

kreezs in her sleeve -- creases in her sleeves. It is an honour to be

:20:20.:20:24.

in the same car as you. The last time you done this, you dropped me

:20:25.:20:30.

back at the airport. That is your house. Nearly ran over Medal Man.

:20:31.:20:38.

Thank you. Sorry we have missed the start of your match. But yeah. Good

:20:39.:20:42.

luck. You have been docked three points.

:20:43.:20:49.

Can you imagine being an a night out in Sheffield and Steve Davies pops

:20:50.:21:04.

up. No wonder Stuart is 4-0 down. The quote was where I say it was an

:21:05.:21:09.

honour to have the curse. I think we know what he meant. He means it

:21:10.:21:15.

means you have come here with a chance. If people want help with

:21:16.:21:21.

their game. Anything to do with it. If you have a cue action problem.

:21:22.:21:25.

Film it side on and let's have a look at it and we can help you with

:21:26.:21:33.

your game. Get involved via social media and if you want questions

:21:34.:21:40.

answered, use social media. Massive game coming up tonight here at the

:21:41.:21:45.

Crucible. We can't wait for this one. Blink and you will miss him,

:21:46.:21:57.

Ronny o' Sol van. Happy to be in the tournament and every player loves

:21:58.:22:00.

playing at the Crucible. You have to embrace it all. I came here in a

:22:01.:22:06.

good form a few years ago and he swept me to one side. You're not

:22:07.:22:13.

just playing Ronnie, but his entourage and most of the crowd.

:22:14.:22:18.

Last time I got too involved with the other stuff and forgot to pray.

:22:19.:22:24.

-- play. We don't need to build this up any more. Last 16, Shaun Murphy,

:22:25.:22:31.

Ronnie O'Sullivan, live on the red button. Genuinely, John, and Steven,

:22:32.:22:38.

can't way for this one. It should be a fantastic match. Whether it will

:22:39.:22:43.

be, I don't know. I think Shaun has the game to beat Ronnie. I don't

:22:44.:22:47.

know whether he is mentally strong enough. Do we this there is extra

:22:48.:22:56.

spice given that Shaun Murphy piled into the row over so Sullivan not

:22:57.:23:01.

talking to the press. Maybe. Shaun will have to concentrate like... You

:23:02.:23:07.

know he has got to be at his best and his safety must be good. You

:23:08.:23:12.

have to make sure he doesn't git chances. Is he capable of beating

:23:13.:23:18.

him. He has to maintain his concentration. Ronnie looked good

:23:19.:23:23.

the other day. So stop whatever you're doing tonight and switch on

:23:24.:23:29.

that red button and the BBC Sport app. It could be a cracking first

:23:30.:23:34.

session. Murphy and O'Sullivan tonight. Now back to or live match

:23:35.:23:42.

and Kyren Wilson 4-0 up on Stuart Bingham.

:23:43.:23:47.

The way the table's been playing he will have to hit this very hard.

:23:48.:24:01.

He has not got away with it this time.

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That is a nice opening red from Stuart Bingham.

:24:17.:24:54.

That is a decent pot, the first red into the middle. Cut the red into

:24:55.:25:01.

the middle again now. He needs to make a sizeable break to calm

:25:02.:25:08.

himself down. 33 is still his highest break. Stuart is just

:25:09.:25:12.

missing. I will give him the benefit of the

:25:13.:25:49.

doubt, he actually got a kick there. The white did bounce when it hit the

:25:50.:25:51.

cue ball. That was an horrendous kick. When

:25:52.:26:12.

you're 4-0 behind, that is what you don't want. That was by no fault of

:26:13.:26:18.

his own and still the reds are available and I think the black

:26:19.:26:20.

maybe as well. Yes he feels it is, so it must be.

:26:21.:26:37.

He can then bring both reds away from the black spot.

:26:38.:26:44.

Maybe screw back and nudge the right-hand of the reds away.

:26:45.:27:49.

The pink has gone on to the black spot, that means he doesn't have go

:27:50.:27:56.

for the blue and bring the reds into play.

:27:57.:28:06.

REFEREE: Somebody's ear piece is a bit loud, can you turn it down?

:28:07.:28:24.

Deep screw shot there with lots of right-hand side.

:28:25.:28:32.

You see the side taking effect off the cushion.

:28:33.:28:47.

He has a red into the centre after this pink.

:28:48.:29:00.

He is going for the blue after the red in the centre. Slightly underhit

:29:01.:29:29.

that. He has finished straighter on this red than he would have liked

:29:30.:29:31.

to. This was the red that was stopping

:29:32.:30:08.

the pink going on its own spots, I think.

:30:09.:30:18.

We talk about the tables tshs cloth being quick. We have known it is not

:30:19.:30:27.

so quick today. But the talk about sometimes the greens at Augusta

:30:28.:30:29.

being very fast and quick. We will show you a gentleman in a

:30:30.:30:39.

minute who has just come back from Augusta. There is Andy O'Sullivan.

:30:40.:30:50.

He lives in Nuneaton now. That is his son. He's great player and come

:30:51.:30:54.

to watch the snooker live here. Whyatt with Colin Wilson 40 points

:30:55.:31:13.

in front. He will take the brown. Could even play the yellow. That is

:31:14.:31:23.

not a bad choice. Yes, and as ever, it will be a question of how the

:31:24.:31:30.

cannon turns out. And that will do very nicely. Red into the left

:31:31.:31:47.

corner, or the left-centre. He will be going up it into the blue here.

:31:48.:32:03.

This is what will hurt more than anything, he knows that these could

:32:04.:32:06.

and maybe should have been all his. That was another huge kick which has

:32:07.:32:45.

taken all the base out of the cue ball. You see the cue ball jump.

:32:46.:33:15.

Another example of how slow the table is again. Just the red needed.

:33:16.:33:48.

Stuart was very unlucky to have had that kick and left Kyren this chance

:33:49.:33:56.

was that he has had to sit and suffer and he knows that he will

:33:57.:34:00.

have to somehow win two of the remaining three frames, if not all

:34:01.:34:01.

three. He could bring these two reds into

:34:02.:34:44.

play. No century but Kyren Wilson will be absolutely delighted. He now

:34:45.:34:53.

leads by five frames to nil. And, Peter, you have to feel sorry for

:34:54.:35:00.

Stuart. The first four frames, could easily have been 2-2. But when you

:35:01.:35:04.

get such a horrible cake, it's just not fair sometimes. Yes, Stuart

:35:05.:35:09.

certainly had chances this morning. You can see from this terrible

:35:10.:35:15.

contact, the red jump, the cue ball jumped the red was thrown offline --

:35:16.:35:21.

terrible kick. He looks a lot better in himself that he did in the early

:35:22.:35:24.

part of the match because he really was all at sea. He has managed to

:35:25.:35:29.

gather his thoughts and he is looking a lot more positive, a lot

:35:30.:35:35.

more reflective. He will be very disappointed with the way things

:35:36.:35:38.

have gone this morning. His positional play especially. I

:35:39.:35:42.

totally agree, what is your view on why we are getting these kicks? It

:35:43.:35:49.

is a never ending saga, so much more today. I don't we have seen as many

:35:50.:35:53.

kicks in the first four days as we have seen on this one table.

:35:54.:35:57.

Certainly there has been a lot more kicks this morning. It can be

:35:58.:36:00.

atmospheric. You know, we really know. The balls play so differently,

:36:01.:36:12.

and so more reactive and off more that a lot of players don't like it

:36:13.:36:15.

when the polish is applied to the balls. Reflecting on what is going

:36:16.:36:21.

to happen are not what has happened. The match has come to an early end

:36:22.:36:51.

on the other table. They have this wonderful arena to themselves now.

:36:52.:36:57.

Stuart has been left a shot to nothing.

:36:58.:37:38.

Under normal circumstances, it would have been very difficult to hold for

:37:39.:37:45.

the blue, from a cut like that. Because this cloth is obviously

:37:46.:37:50.

playing considerably slower than the previous cloth, he was able to hold

:37:51.:37:54.

for the blue there, and played it very well. What you tend to find is

:37:55.:37:59.

that when the cloth is playing slow like this, just to move the cue ball

:38:00.:38:04.

around the table, the players are not having to play a series of

:38:05.:38:09.

either stolen or very hard stunt shots, when normally they would

:38:10.:38:18.

prefer -- either stun or very hard stun shots, when normally they would

:38:19.:38:21.

prefer to stroke them as smoothly as they could. The reason is that these

:38:22.:38:26.

clots throw off an awful lot with side. When you are using power and

:38:27.:38:29.

side you through the cue ball offline and you can miss anything.

:38:30.:38:34.

So it is challenging for both players when the table is playing

:38:35.:38:41.

slower. And the other important aspect with regard to that is the

:38:42.:38:45.

fact that when you hit the ball is harder, obviously the object balls

:38:46.:38:47.

are reaching the pockets with more pace and that makes the pockets play

:38:48.:39:00.

smaller. Slightly out of position. But played that well.

:39:01.:39:27.

Very shortly, Kyren Wilson will be looking to leave himself an angle on

:39:28.:39:35.

a colour, to open up the pack of reds.

:39:36.:40:06.

When the pink is just that inch of the pack like it is now, would you

:40:07.:40:10.

rather go into it from the green or yellow than the blue, Peter?

:40:11.:40:14.

Definitely, because they're all sorts of things that could happen.

:40:15.:40:17.

You could be really unlikely, it's the pink and nothing could slide off

:40:18.:40:21.

the pack if you don't get full contact on. So even though the green

:40:22.:40:27.

here is a little bit thinner than he would have liked, he has taken the

:40:28.:40:38.

brown, he will have to hit is very hard, with lots of right-hand side.

:40:39.:40:48.

He would have preferred to have been on a nice angle on the green because

:40:49.:40:51.

the angle he left himself on the brown, he had to hit that really

:40:52.:40:56.

hard. Lots of right-hand side, probably got too much side. He will

:40:57.:40:59.

be disappointed with that. How on earth is the gap between the

:41:00.:41:38.

pack of reds and the thing? When things are going bad, you can only

:41:39.:41:41.

smile. Everything going wrong at the moment. Played the safety shot, red

:41:42.:41:49.

into the pack, and look at the red. Straight through the gap and over

:41:50.:41:52.

the corner pocket. It is not fair sometimes.

:41:53.:42:23.

No real advantage. He may try to sneak him behind the green.

:42:24.:42:38.

He will be playing an aggressive safety here, trying to bring the

:42:39.:42:46.

black interplay. He wants to make sure a red doesn't go over the

:42:47.:42:49.

left-hand corner at the same time, the way things are going at the

:42:50.:42:50.

minute. Just not happening, just not

:42:51.:42:59.

happening. Can't hit a shot like. Another excellent pot. When you keep

:43:00.:43:37.

saying when things are going right, the way he is looking to play. In

:43:38.:43:43.

fairness, if you can cut the black in with Czech side and come down the

:43:44.:43:47.

side, he would be on all three reds. He could do the same of the pink.

:43:48.:43:52.

The same pocket as he is playing the pink now. He has found one in the

:43:53.:44:05.

opposite corner, has he? Must be on. That's the one.

:44:06.:44:27.

Just shows when you misjudge a shot, what can happen. He thought the red

:44:28.:44:36.

was clearly available, but obviously not quite. Now then, Stuart, you are

:44:37.:44:49.

39 points behind. You have got to make a frame-winning break.

:44:50.:46:23.

Got to make sure he gets past the pink spot area.

:46:24.:46:35.

Maybe he is planning to leave the cue ball somewhere near the pink

:46:36.:46:40.

spot now so he has the reds in the middle. This is where he passes the

:46:41.:46:52.

pink, the bottom red of the three. You can see it clearly does. That

:46:53.:47:03.

shot has opened up the two reds to the opposite corner. All he has to

:47:04.:47:08.

do now is be careful, don't do anything silly, because this frame

:47:09.:47:10.

is there for the taking. Just lost the cue ball a touch

:47:11.:47:37.

there. A bit thinner than he would have liked. Should be OK, still.

:47:38.:47:40.

Played it well. He has got to go round the back of

:47:41.:48:23.

the black, I think, and the way things are going he doesn't want to

:48:24.:48:38.

go round the back. Maybe the only red he can get on is the one he is

:48:39.:48:49.

nearest to now. Just about got there. Three or four inches of pace.

:48:50.:49:01.

All of a sudden, from being in prime position. That is a good shot.

:49:02.:49:13.

Choice of three colours, yellow, blue or brown.

:49:14.:50:01.

This is the tee shot, needs to go round the back of the black. Never

:50:02.:50:17.

at any point in that break at the cue ball under control.

:50:18.:50:43.

I know the balls were there for the taking, but considering the way

:50:44.:50:49.

things have gone. That thing, he did well to make 52 there. Not a good

:50:50.:51:03.

shot at all. Perhaps fortunate that the red did not end up in a possible

:51:04.:51:10.

position for Kyren in the centre. Didn't get a very good cue ball

:51:11.:51:12.

there. There may be some value in taking on

:51:13.:51:36.

the cue ball crossed table. The cue ball would be coming down towards

:51:37.:51:37.

the black. That's what he's played. Yes, great effort from this time it

:51:38.:51:58.

has worked in Stuart Bingham's favour. You can see this red. You

:51:59.:52:07.

don't blame Kyren at all for playing the shop the way he did. It was

:52:08.:52:10.

about the only way it could have jawed Peter and left a pot on, the

:52:11.:52:15.

way it finished. Yes, there was and I suggested that shot is it is was

:52:16.:52:26.

like a shot to nothing. It is very rare that you get a better one. That

:52:27.:52:32.

is what happened. Stuart Binny will be mightily relieved.

:52:33.:52:54.

He needed to win this frame and luckily for him he got the second

:52:55.:52:58.

chance. APPLAUSE Stuart Bingham made the highest

:52:59.:53:23.

break of the match so far, 52, and he will be very relieved to get a

:53:24.:53:34.

frame on the board. STUDIO: Just something about Stuart Bingham

:53:35.:53:37.

before he walked out today, usually you see him backstage and he looks

:53:38.:53:40.

really relaxed and happy to chat but today there was something different

:53:41.:53:44.

about him backstage. It is a big match and we have mentioned it a

:53:45.:53:47.

couple of times, he doesn't have a great record against him so maybe a

:53:48.:53:52.

bit of trepidation. But not the same dance about. It would be happy to

:53:53.:53:55.

get the first frame and abroad. If he could win at least one of the

:53:56.:53:59.

next two, because it is a longer match, the first to 13, it is not

:54:00.:54:02.

totally desperate. Who would love to win the last two. Threw in these

:54:03.:54:06.

long matches sometimes you will have a bad session. That is about damage

:54:07.:54:12.

limitation. Sometimes the difference between 7-1, and 6-2, or 5-3 when it

:54:13.:54:16.

comes to the final session can be huge. What would be the ideal

:54:17.:54:23.

scenario? In the last two frames, simple as that. If he can get out of

:54:24.:54:27.

this session 5-3 he will think he has won the pools. He has included.

:54:28.:54:32.

Kyren has been by far the better player. You can't win the World

:54:33.:54:35.

Championship having a perfect session every single time, not

:54:36.:54:40.

likely to happen. When you're playing someone like Kyren Wilson as

:54:41.:54:44.

well, there's the fact you are the former Crucible champion play on the

:54:45.:54:48.

mind and they heavily on the shoulders? It shouldn't do. Stuart

:54:49.:54:51.

is experienced enough to know that is in the past. This is a new match.

:54:52.:54:57.

Kyren hasn't exactly blown him off the table. He is getting chances all

:54:58.:55:05.

the time, Stuart Bingham. Kyren Wilson was in the balls, and made a

:55:06.:55:10.

poor error, a poor misjudgement, it could have been 6-0. He has been

:55:11.:55:14.

given a lifeline. Can he take advantage? Hopefully take the last

:55:15.:55:20.

two frames. Let's find out. Back to Willey and Peter. COMMENTATOR: He

:55:21.:55:27.

needs to break off better than that, cannons into the blue. Luckily for

:55:28.:55:32.

him he has not left and easy opening red. Schoolboy error, this.

:55:33.:56:11.

APPLAUSE Nice opening pot. Stuart Bingham.

:56:12.:56:27.

Played the cannon well. He may elect to leave himself and angle on the

:56:28.:56:41.

black to go into the reds. Get himself high, possibly. He has left

:56:42.:56:45.

himself quite straight. And all of a sudden, having got his

:56:46.:57:19.

first frame on the board, Stuart is beginning to move around the table

:57:20.:57:23.

with his usual fluency. He played that really well. That was an

:57:24.:57:27.

excellent shot. Three reds, three blacks. He can

:57:28.:57:46.

certainly play this red to get onto the black here with the pink being

:57:47.:57:50.

out of commission commune of a now. Whether he is playing well enough at

:57:51.:57:55.

this moment in time to put in the magic number remains to be seen.

:57:56.:58:23.

It's great when you're in this position you can play the choices,

:58:24.:58:34.

three reds off one shot. Would you leave yourself a choice of shots?

:58:35.:58:37.

One in the middle, one in the corner? Playing this red, it opens

:58:38.:58:42.

up the other two reds. The thinking about the maximum,

:58:43.:59:13.

finish low on the next black monthly in the cluster of five, knowing that

:59:14.:59:17.

you will still be on the red in the bottom of the pack. He played the

:59:18.:59:28.

screw into the pack again. No need to, of course. He will have to go

:59:29.:59:33.

into them at some stage. Not this time. I'm sure now he will be

:59:34.:59:39.

thinking of 147. The problem, should he decide to go

:59:40.:00:00.

into the cluster now of five, he hasn't got a red that could come to

:00:01.:00:05.

his rescue. He is going to play for the loose one.

:00:06.:00:21.

Using that one to travel. Nowhere near where he played. Two feet short

:00:22.:00:33.

of where he meant to be. And a maximum now. He may decide to play

:00:34.:00:49.

the thin red into the right centre, but it is very difficult. Taking the

:00:50.:00:56.

red into the left centre, on the black if this goes in... He has

:00:57.:01:07.

overcut it. He will be disappointed, that was an opportunity.

:01:08.:01:53.

Trying to decide if he leaves the white anywhere near the left hand

:01:54.:01:59.

corner pocket, and whether Stuart could cut this sin. -- could cut

:02:00.:02:05.

this in. Got to be careful, Stuart is 56

:02:06.:02:34.

points in front and does not want the referee to say this is going

:02:35.:02:38.

nowhere, you have three shots each to play an aggressive shot otherwise

:02:39.:02:44.

it is a rewrite. Wilson will want that now, obviously, being 56 points

:02:45.:02:52.

behind. 50 odd in front of Andy Hicks eight years ago, in the last

:02:53.:02:56.

evening session, he warned us after some tip tapping, about the losing

:02:57.:03:00.

frame. I was very pleased. It is not the sort of thing that

:03:01.:03:23.

happens often, but it can do. A very big risk, Stuart to play that

:03:24.:03:34.

aggressive safety shot. Whether he is prepared to do that remains to be

:03:35.:03:46.

seen. This is a huge frame. The difference between 6-1 and 5-2.

:03:47.:03:54.

John Parrott committee quite rightly said in the studio, if Stuart

:03:55.:04:04.

Bingham can finish this session 5-3 down... He really would feel he's

:04:05.:04:10.

had a tremendous result. Given the way that he has played so far.

:04:11.:04:40.

You feel that it may well have to be Stuart Bingham that plays the

:04:41.:04:51.

aggressive safety shot, because trailing by 56 points, Kyren Wilson

:04:52.:04:54.

will just keep rolling into these reds, he will want there to be a

:04:55.:04:58.

rewrite which is the last thing in the world that Stuart once. --

:04:59.:05:10.

re-rack. Stuart cleverly taking that opportunity to push a read on to be

:05:11.:05:16.

side cushion there. A bit of insurance. Should Kyren get a good

:05:17.:05:22.

opportunity in this frame... Kyren has left a pot on. It is

:05:23.:05:52.

fraught with danger, capable of pushing another red to the cushion

:05:53.:05:55.

but this is going nowhere at the moment.

:05:56.:06:14.

Kyren is looking to see if he can play a shot here to pot the red in

:06:15.:06:22.

the middle, he must be careful not to have a push shot here. That might

:06:23.:06:30.

have been a push... He called one himself, that is very kind of Kyren

:06:31.:06:33.

Wilson, I'm sure that the referee would have called anywhere but he

:06:34.:06:37.

made the decision of the referee easy by calling the foul on himself.

:06:38.:06:44.

Well done, Kyren Wilson. The reason it was definitely a push shot, the

:06:45.:06:49.

whites did not try and come back off it. Putting no spin on it at all. A

:06:50.:06:58.

very relieved Stuart Bingham. A great chance for a maximum eight few

:06:59.:07:02.

moments ago, the key thing was to win that frame.

:07:03.:07:54.

The frame is now clearly over. Stuart Bingham has the chance

:07:55.:07:59.

Stephen Hendry was talking about, to get

:08:00.:08:02.

out of this session 5-3, it looks like he has won it, he was

:08:03.:08:09.

struggling as much as I'd never seen him struggle at the Crucible, in the

:08:10.:08:15.

opening four or five frames -- as I had ever seen him struggle at the

:08:16.:08:17.

Crucible. A very relieved Stuart Bingham.

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Winning the seventh frame, trailing now by 5-2.

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STUDIO: What is your assessment of that frame, what did you pick out

:08:58.:09:01.

for us? Obviously, we have a wonderful sport that we play and the

:09:02.:09:04.

great thing is the integrity, no doubt that this is a push but the

:09:05.:09:08.

first thing for Kyren Wilson, he held up his hand to it. Playing

:09:09.:09:12.

close, each rise to drive the cue back but he knows straightaway

:09:13.:09:16.

himself he has played a push shot. He tells the referee it is a push,

:09:17.:09:21.

and the foul is against himself. Once again it's another example of

:09:22.:09:25.

sportsmanship. We have seen a couple this week already? Stuart gave

:09:26.:09:31.

himself one of the other day and never touched the black. And he went

:09:32.:09:35.

on to call himself a plonker, what did you think of that frame? Stuart

:09:36.:09:40.

was on at the beginning, the chance of 147, it went away. It is getting

:09:41.:09:46.

those frames in now. As I say, we haven't seen many Huybrechts, the

:09:47.:09:51.

highest was 71 from both players. Still a lot of good qualities there

:09:52.:09:57.

-- hi breaks. But Stuart Bingham would have taken 6-2 but now he

:09:58.:10:03.

could get 6-3. It would be bizarre, Kyren Wilson would be 5-3 up but he

:10:04.:10:09.

would be disappointed. Stuart would be thinking, I've got out of jail!

:10:10.:10:13.

These matches are all about momentum, frame after frame after

:10:14.:10:16.

frame. If Stuart can get this one, you will... John is right, he could

:10:17.:10:24.

feel more positive about my's session. Questions coming in from

:10:25.:10:27.

the viewers. There is a theme running through on whether you guys

:10:28.:10:34.

play at all still. Someone wants to know, do you have tables at home and

:10:35.:10:39.

do you practice on a template and yes, one above my garage, I a knot,

:10:40.:10:46.

-- I play a knock, to remind myself that is what I used to do! And

:10:47.:10:51.

sometimes you practice on these tables? Last night I practised, when

:10:52.:10:56.

they have all got a new cloth on, in the arena, even though I haven't

:10:57.:11:00.

played for a while I thought they were slow. It's interesting that the

:11:01.:11:04.

boys in the commentary said that the cloth did not acquit, that's what I

:11:05.:11:11.

thought. I'd been out a while. I play rarely, the odd exhibition

:11:12.:11:14.

stuff, I do not have a table at home. A bit of golf now and again? I

:11:15.:11:21.

love golf, when I can. I played this morning. Who won? I did! What a

:11:22.:11:27.

surprise! Stephen Hendry the champion! Did not mind me asking

:11:28.:11:34.

that question either, incredible! At this point in the tournament by now,

:11:35.:11:38.

it is day six and there is normally a little, perhaps, known from the

:11:39.:11:42.

players, politely I will say it, about how the tables play but they

:11:43.:11:47.

have been doing really well this year? Excellent, as I say, a few

:11:48.:11:52.

brushes and irons on them, maybe they will quicken up a bit, but they

:11:53.:11:56.

seemed on the slow side a little yesterday. And Peter, the

:11:57.:12:00.

commentators are doing a fine job. A lot of people on Twitter say that

:12:01.:12:03.

they are enjoying your commentary, what did you make of the tables?,

:12:04.:12:12.

COMMENTATOR: Playing slower than has done in the event so far. Both

:12:13.:12:18.

players have struggled with that today. It is shots like this where

:12:19.:12:22.

you have two puts an extra pace into the cue ball, and he very hard.

:12:23.:12:32.

-- put extra pace into the cue ball, and hit it very hard.

:12:33.:12:37.

You can play it relatively smoothly with a touch on to the right-hand

:12:38.:12:39.

side. You can see there, he hit it quite

:12:40.:12:51.

hard. But, the white has finished this side of the blue, and it is the

:12:52.:12:58.

right hand side you put onto the cue ball there, it through the cue ball

:12:59.:13:02.

thick. Interesting to see what Kyren

:13:03.:13:14.

Wilson's concentration is like now, in the last couple of friends he has

:13:15.:13:21.

had some chances. -- frames. This frame is one that he will be

:13:22.:13:29.

desperate to win. In a strange way, he's had the

:13:30.:13:35.

opportunity to possibly go 6-0 up, you may be slightly disappointed if

:13:36.:13:40.

he wins this to go 6-2? He would be devastated if he only gets 5-3? It's

:13:41.:13:46.

a great chance, exactly how he would like. Four more loose reds. To get

:13:47.:13:51.

this frame before he has to worry about going into the bunch but

:13:52.:13:54.

ideally he should play into the pack here. As long as you missed that red

:13:55.:13:59.

next to the black and screw into the pack this time, it will work

:14:00.:14:03.

perfectly. He has that loose rednecks to the black as well --

:14:04.:14:13.

that loose red next to the black. Kyren Wilson has do get that black.

:14:14.:14:15.

A lifeline for Stuart Bingham. Got through that a bit quick. Going

:14:16.:14:41.

on the right-hand side with power, through the cue ball to the left.

:14:42.:14:47.

That is why the black went back onto the

:14:48.:14:53.

far jaw. Stuart will be buzzing inside, he will be delighted if he

:14:54.:15:02.

can possibly finish this session only 5-3 down. Kyren looking under

:15:03.:15:17.

pressure there. A terrible shot from Stuart Bingham. If he's on the pink,

:15:18.:15:25.

he is very fortunate. A massive slice of fortune, he played the

:15:26.:15:30.

previous red, and mis-hit it. Plum on the pink. That is why he has got

:15:31.:15:47.

the name Ballroom Bingham. That was such good fortune. And saying that

:15:48.:15:49.

come he has messed it up. He just misjudged the cannon of the

:15:50.:16:20.

red in the pack, wanted to screw back another four to six inches

:16:21.:16:28.

there. He will have to take his medicine and play a good safety

:16:29.:16:30.

shot. So, a reprieve. Kyren Wilson...

:16:31.:16:50.

Stuart will be very disappointed that he did not make a telling

:16:51.:16:54.

contribution from that visit, if not a frame-winning contribution. And

:16:55.:17:08.

that is a plant. Those Stuarts are either very close together or

:17:09.:17:14.

touching. -- those reds are either very close together or touching.

:17:15.:17:20.

This is an almost certainty to go in.

:17:21.:17:26.

Just needs to make it, slightly... One of those reverse plants. Except

:17:27.:17:40.

for the far jaw, two inches from the pocket but he could hit it in. If

:17:41.:17:47.

it's thin, I don't fancy it being a plant.

:17:48.:17:59.

In fairness, it is his turn to be the unfortunate. Playing it's thin,

:18:00.:18:06.

wanting to reverse, you have to go thick to make the angle. Will he

:18:07.:18:10.

take the long green on to win the frame? Or did him a chance to win

:18:11.:18:21.

the frame? Looking at the angle... This is the sort of shot that under

:18:22.:18:25.

pressure, it touch at the left-hand side, you can get through the ball

:18:26.:18:29.

quickly and go thick. He needs to cue this smoothly...

:18:30.:18:37.

That was the problem, he got through that a little quick with a touch of

:18:38.:18:40.

the left-hand side. And through the grain thick.

:18:41.:18:52.

He saw another chance, for Stuart Bingham.

:18:53.:19:06.

This really should be 5-3 now. I was about to say, it is amazing how many

:19:07.:19:13.

times and interval changes matches but looking at the score, Kyren

:19:14.:19:17.

Wilson came out after the interval and made a break of 70 to go 5-0 in

:19:18.:19:27.

front. In that tie it was 33, Bingham has since made a break of

:19:28.:19:32.

50, into two frames he has every chance of making a sizeable

:19:33.:19:36.

contribution here, the black is out of play but the pink is available in

:19:37.:19:41.

all four high-scoring corner pockets here. The two Middles and the two

:19:42.:19:44.

Kontas. -- Corners. Ideally off one of the next two or

:19:45.:20:58.

three reds he will get that green out of the way.

:20:59.:21:37.

Playing the green now, but whether he will do or not... Yes, he is

:21:38.:21:47.

playing it. Making it easy around the reds around there. Isn't it

:21:48.:21:56.

strange, the Peter Dooley arrow keys of the psychology of snicker? Kyren

:21:57.:22:05.

Wilson will be very disappointed if he leads 5-3 but if you gave him

:22:06.:22:09.

that at the start, he would have been delighted. Before the ball was

:22:10.:22:16.

potted? Absolutely. He would have taken it in a heartbeat. Quite

:22:17.:22:20.

right, this was a mind game. When you have 21 days here, under this

:22:21.:22:26.

much pressure, you will go through spells like this. Stuart Bingham

:22:27.:22:32.

now, as they were saying in the studio, if you've got a bad session,

:22:33.:22:38.

making it a 5-3 session, he has had his bad session here and he's going

:22:39.:22:40.

to come out 5-3. Stephen Hendry used the phrase

:22:41.:23:36.

"Damage limitation" in the studio... At the moment, Stuart Bingham is

:23:37.:23:43.

doing a very good job of managing that situation. He will be

:23:44.:23:53.

absolutely delighted. If he can finish this session only 5-3

:23:54.:23:57.

behind... That young man will be very disappointed. Just one more red

:23:58.:24:02.

is needed, playing for choice... You are kidding me? Wow. Did he have a

:24:03.:24:17.

kick here? I don't think so, just getting on those two

:24:18.:24:24.

reds. But with the black where it is an those two reds where they are, he

:24:25.:24:31.

is still the massive favourite to get this frame. He will have to go

:24:32.:24:35.

through the ringer for a little while now.

:24:36.:25:09.

Another very good shot with the rest from Wilson, he is very strong in

:25:10.:25:22.

that department. 11 out of 11, 100%! Wow...

:25:23.:25:30.

You can see the statistics. This is tough, he will have to play this

:25:31.:25:37.

with some pace. What a shot! Unfortunately he has finished

:25:38.:25:43.

straight. You would have loved angle on this last red, second to last

:25:44.:25:49.

red, sorry, he could have rolled the read out and coming for the pink. He

:25:50.:25:55.

will play this snicker behind the green or brown, probably behind the

:25:56.:25:57.

green, but every chance that he can snooker on both reds. Must make sure

:25:58.:26:27.

that you cover the red with the blue and the green. That is not a good

:26:28.:26:35.

shot committee can take this on... 35 points in it, this is frame ball,

:26:36.:26:39.

he won't be kissing the red off the cushion. That last shot from Kyren

:26:40.:26:53.

Wilson was poor? He erred on the side of caution. He made sure he

:26:54.:27:00.

gave himself no chance of dislodging this other red from the cushion.

:27:01.:27:06.

Quite a task safety shot here, playing with a lot of right-hand

:27:07.:27:11.

side. He has played it really well. An

:27:12.:27:17.

excellent safety shot. Slightly short... With pace but very good,

:27:18.:27:27.

good line. He would love to have a go but if he plays this and jaws the

:27:28.:27:36.

red, he could bring the others into play. I would refuse this one.

:27:37.:27:48.

Refused it for that reason, probably. Has Kyren Wilson tried to

:27:49.:27:56.

move the other red out? He is a very attacking player and

:27:57.:28:04.

has already looked at it. The only problem with that shot is that

:28:05.:28:09.

there's the possibility playing this with pace, that the cue ball could

:28:10.:28:19.

stay where red is. That is brilliant! Absolutely

:28:20.:28:23.

brilliant. He has been very, very unlucky. A wonderful pot, taking the

:28:24.:28:32.

opportunity to move the red off the black cushion. He has got a

:28:33.:28:37.

straightforward safety shot, but he will be very disappointed not to be

:28:38.:28:45.

on a colour there. He has to play the brown, full ball.

:28:46.:28:52.

The only problem is, he will need the black of the last red. He better

:28:53.:29:03.

hope that this is a snooker! He's got the opportunity to bring the

:29:04.:29:09.

black off the cushion and leave the snick

:29:10.:29:15.

-- snooker behind the pink. He is looking there now. I think that

:29:16.:29:28.

would be a very good shot, because Stuart not only has two hit the red,

:29:29.:29:36.

he had to leave it safe. He needs to avoid a double-kiss on

:29:37.:29:37.

the black here. Unfortunately, for him, he did not

:29:38.:29:51.

avoid it. But I still think that he has got the snooker. A bit sticking

:29:52.:29:56.

out there. That was not a very good shot.

:29:57.:30:08.

Stuart can just clip this thread. -- read.

:30:09.:30:21.

If he does clip it, the red will be heading into the middle pocket. The

:30:22.:30:33.

fact that Kyren has brought the black of the cushion... May even

:30:34.:30:44.

play it back into baulk. He had better cover it up.

:30:45.:30:52.

There is a possibility here, if Kyren hits the cushion first, he

:30:53.:31:18.

might be able to hit the back side of the red and send the cue ball

:31:19.:31:23.

towards the green and brown, hopefully for him, behind the brown.

:31:24.:31:36.

It is key to get the object ball safe here.

:31:37.:31:47.

Not bad. Obviously from match .com he wasn't quite snookered. We didn't

:31:48.:31:57.

realise he could actually see the red. Under the circumstances, that

:31:58.:32:06.

was a very good shot, played with lots of left-hand side. Tried to get

:32:07.:32:13.

the cue ball behind the brown depending on whether the cue ball

:32:14.:32:22.

made contact with the baulk cushion. The safety shot the Stuart but he

:32:23.:32:31.

could play this would left-hand side and send the red behind the black

:32:32.:32:35.

and the cue ball behind the brown. That is what he has tried. It is a

:32:36.:32:42.

great effort. Great effort. APPLAUSE

:32:43.:32:52.

Kyren is in one of those situations where I don't think if he can hit it

:32:53.:33:04.

hard enough to stun the red. He is bound to get some sort of shot on

:33:05.:33:14.

the black, should he pot it. The White will be somewhere near the

:33:15.:33:16.

blue spot if he plays it at pace. I don't think he has hit it hard

:33:17.:33:35.

enough. He has left an easy snooker and the red made pass the black into

:33:36.:33:42.

the green pocket. Would you pay the pot or the snooker? I would play the

:33:43.:33:49.

snooker. Looks like he is playing the pot.

:33:50.:33:55.

It is there. Perhaps that is one of the reasons Stuart beat me to --

:33:56.:34:06.

five in the first round! Barring snookers, Stuart Bingham has

:34:07.:34:21.

performed a miracle. Has got out of this session 50 red. Well played,

:34:22.:34:25.

Stuart Bingham. -- 50 red. He has managed to pull this out of

:34:26.:34:38.

the fire. He will be absolutely delighted.

:34:39.:34:53.

What a wonderful second shot that is.

:34:54.:35:25.

Just relax a little bit. The fact that he is delighted to have got

:35:26.:35:33.

back into the match, just relaxed a little bit on that yellow. No

:35:34.:35:43.

massive breaks from Stuart but has played great matchplay snooker from

:35:44.:35:50.

5-0 behind. Got him three frames on the board.

:35:51.:36:18.

Good opportunity to lay a snooker here for Kyren Wilson. That is far

:36:19.:36:33.

too thin. And that is it. Well played Stuart Bingham. He will be

:36:34.:36:38.

absolutely delighted to finish this session only 50 red down.

:36:39.:36:46.

Studio-macro that is why we love this sport and this game. Kyren

:36:47.:36:54.

Wilson, 5-0 up and cruising. He will be saying he has given Stuart

:36:55.:36:59.

Bingham an opportunity to get back into this match. Yes, but if anybody

:37:00.:37:08.

asked him, would you once 5-3 lead, he would have taken it. Stuart is

:37:09.:37:14.

delighted, Kyren is disappointed. But tonight he will still be

:37:15.:37:19.

thinking 5-3 down, not ideal and Kyren Wilson will be saying, once

:37:20.:37:27.

you think about it, 5-3 lead, wins again tomorrow morning, ten -- six

:37:28.:37:32.

going into the final session. You can see that at ten o'clock tomorrow

:37:33.:37:35.

morning. In the meantime, let's bring you up today what is happening

:37:36.:37:44.

on the other table. Neil Robertson taking on not one sign cam. We join

:37:45.:37:52.

it in the second frame of the second session.

:37:53.:38:05.

COMMENTATOR: Great pot. Unlucky with the position.

:38:06.:38:31.

He has gone for the yellow ball. This is a different way. Three

:38:32.:39:05.

questions to hit the yellow. Lots of side.

:39:06.:39:10.

What a shot. Terrific escape and another lovely smile from Noppon.

:39:11.:40:26.

Just got to be careful here. If he misses this time, he will be warned.

:40:27.:40:37.

OK. The age-old problem was always the possibility of a red going over

:40:38.:40:44.

this right-hand corner pocket. Can he hold for the black? He would like

:40:45.:40:51.

to be able to screw the cue ball in potting this red along the top

:40:52.:40:53.

cushion, if he could. He's going to be hampered slightly

:40:54.:41:28.

with the red. Makes this pot a little bit more difficult.

:41:29.:41:40.

Had to be careful on his delivery, the cue didn't hit the red. Played

:41:41.:41:50.

it nicely. If he can get rid of the red after potting this black, the

:41:51.:41:56.

wombat blocks the path of the black into the right-hand corner pocket,

:41:57.:42:00.

it will open up both corner pockets. Two reds he can get on here. Bottom

:42:01.:42:49.

red from the five underneath the black. Couple of choices.

:42:50.:43:02.

He is going to need a nice angle on the blue again so he can disturb the

:43:03.:43:08.

pack of reds around the black. That's OK, there is a red gone

:43:09.:43:32.

towards the middle pocket and one towards the corner. He is on the

:43:33.:43:36.

yellow. He took the opportunity there. Was unlucky not to finish on

:43:37.:43:42.

the blue. But the yellow was always on.

:43:43.:43:54.

That was a strange positional shot from Noppon.

:43:55.:45:26.

But that's a good recovery. He has obviously got a lot of confidence in

:45:27.:45:35.

his long potting. He is starting to enjoy being at the Crucible Theatre,

:45:36.:45:37.

even though he is so far behind. I was thinking, the winner of this

:45:38.:46:08.

match will play Marco Fu and he was 7-1 down against Luca Brecel and

:46:09.:46:12.

came back and won that match. Incredible comeback, he played some

:46:13.:46:20.

incredible snooker in the second session of that match. It looks like

:46:21.:46:25.

Noppon is starting to relax and enjoy himself. He was very nervous

:46:26.:46:30.

yesterday. But still enjoyed just being here in the whole ambience and

:46:31.:46:42.

the Na style check atmosphere. It is a great experience for him. Now he

:46:43.:46:49.

is just starting to relax. Smiling again.

:46:50.:47:13.

He has made 54 break. Turnaround from Noppon. Fantastic break and he

:47:14.:47:28.

wins another frame. But it is Neil Robertson, still only two for a

:47:29.:47:36.

place in the next round. STUDIO: Noppon making a good start

:47:37.:47:43.

in this session. Robertson is needing just one frame to set up a

:47:44.:47:48.

tie with Marco Fu on Sunday. Early stages and Robertson is on a break.

:47:49.:48:27.

This is a good chance for the former world champion here, Neil Robertson.

:48:28.:48:35.

He has left himself a little straighter on the black. Just a

:48:36.:48:38.

little bit careless but it shouldn't be a problem. He will have to head

:48:39.:48:49.

up for the blue now. You want to keep close control, rather than

:48:50.:48:54.

having to keep heading up for the blue and then back again. If he

:48:55.:49:03.

takes the red in the middle pocket, he can stay on the black, which will

:49:04.:49:05.

be better for him. Was talking to a friend of Neil

:49:06.:49:20.

Robertson, sometimes practices with him. He says Neil has been

:49:21.:49:27.

practising as hard as he has ever seen for this championship. Hasn't

:49:28.:49:32.

had the best of seasons so far. His only win was back almost 11 months

:49:33.:49:42.

ago. No one has been really mentioning Neil. The joint

:49:43.:49:49.

favourites. Mark Selby and Judd Trump, but Judd Trump has already

:49:50.:49:57.

gone. People talking about Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins, but

:49:58.:50:02.

nobody mentioning Neil. He is doing very nicely here, he could be in

:50:03.:50:09.

with a shout this year. He said, he has come in under the radar a little

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bit. It might suit him. Not coming here with a big favourite tag on his

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shoulders. Sometimes it can weigh heavy on the player. Once again, he

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has come up a long way short. He made a string of breaks early on in

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the match yesterday, including the 113. No, it is not their... Just!

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Didn't think that was going in. Probably the new cloth has helped it

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because it has gone in the angle. Thought he missed it. That looked

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wide. Just the pace. Any harder, it

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certainly wouldn't have dropped. No need to go into that reds, there

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are enough loose red Baird to secure the frame and the match.

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He looks a bit bemused. Overdone it this time.

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That was the problem. Now he is left with quite a tricky one. Still

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plenty of reds on the table as we show you the cannon. You never know

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exactly where the white is going to finish. It couldn't have finished

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any more awkward. He can see the pink. He can see the black. I think

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the pink might be slightly easier pot. Only a couple of pots away from

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winning the match here. Terrific cueing. That is the end and it has

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to be said, the young player from Thailand, Noppon Saengkham, smiled

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all the way through this match. Didn't get off to a good start. Did

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well this afternoon, winning the two opening frames. I am sure we will be

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seeing much more of Noppon. Has been a great experience for him. Some

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good games against some top players. Anthony Hamilton being one of them.

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Ian Walker as well, former quarterfinalist here. I think he has

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enjoyed himself, hasn't he? A lot of them might have come through, Graeme

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Dott had to come through the qualifying rounds. Although he is

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such an experienced player here, Graeme Dott. Graeme Dott played well

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and was too tough for Ali Carter. Wouldn't it be ironic if the former

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champion finished a century break. No century break, that is wide.

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Noppon comes forward. Congratulate the former world champion. I like

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that. Charming gentleman from Thailand. He waves to everyone as he

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leaves the Crucible Theatre. We will see him again. The Australian was

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too strong and in the end he ran out of very comfortable winner. Neal,

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you obviously want to bury the match as quickly as possible? It is a

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tough position to be in, 7-2 and the match is still alive. But it is

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difficult to lose 9-1 from there. Not quite the same motivation as

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yesterday, but Noppon came out all guns blazing, putting in all kinds

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of crazy balls. He made a bit of a match of it in the end. Very happy

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to get through, that is what it's all about, the first round. I got

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yesterday was a professional performance, some good play by

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myself and potted some crucial balls. You can never take anything

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for granted. Michael Holt beat you last year. As someone who is one of

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the favourites, you must have noticed and had your own thoughts on

:55:18.:55:21.

that incredible when Rory had over Judd Trump? Yes, that is the other

:55:22.:55:27.

side of the draw. It is irrelevant with my hopes this year. Maybe, Judd

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and I would have had to make the final for that to be significant.

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Last year I played Michael Holt, who has been playing like a top-10

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player for the last 18 months. This day, it was nice to have somebody

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who is inexperienced and I put him under pressure early yesterday.

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Marco Fu in the second round. It is a cliche, but there are no easy

:55:57.:56:03.

matches, especially in the last 16? Apart from Judd, all the matches

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probably went as what you thought they would do. It is fantastic for

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the title to have the top seeds in. It is going to be so hard to win.

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Well done. STUDIO: The key thing Neil Robertson

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used, a professional job done by the Australian. Look at that draw. John

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Parrott and Stephen Hendrie still with me in the studio, it is loaded

:56:28.:56:32.

with big names? If you had asked at the start of the programme, who did

:56:33.:56:37.

you think, you would pick Mark Selby, but look at the names in

:56:38.:56:41.

there. And the bottom half is no easier to pick the winner in. Is

:56:42.:56:45.

this the year of former champion wins it or can you see somebody

:56:46.:56:54.

causing a massive shock? It would be difficult to choose. It comes from

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the top half of the draw? I think so. Ronnie had a hard match and he

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had to work hard. But if he is focused and here for the 17 days

:57:09.:57:12.

with his snooker head on, he will take some beating. I don't know what

:57:13.:57:16.

you have planned for the night, cancel what you had planned, but hit

:57:17.:57:20.

the red button at seven o'clock but this. The rockets, Ronnie

:57:21.:57:28.

O'Sullivan. Here comes the Magician, Shaun Murphy. I am happy to be in

:57:29.:57:31.

the tournament, happy to be out there playing. You have to embrace

:57:32.:57:39.

it all. I came here in good form a few years ago and he swept me to one

:57:40.:57:44.

side. He is capable of anything. You don't just play Ronnie, you play his

:57:45.:57:49.

entourage, the intimidation factor. You play the crowd. Last year I got

:57:50.:57:53.

involved in all the other stuff and forgot to play. It is snooker, not

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boxing. 7pm the night and we are on the red button every night. I am

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cancelling my plans for the night. It should be a cracker. The start is

:58:10.:58:15.

important, Shaun Murphy needs a good start and he has to concentrate

:58:16.:58:18.

because Ronnie looked in good form. How much are you looking forward to

:58:19.:58:24.

it? It will be great to see. Words have been exchanged so it will be

:58:25.:58:29.

nice to see how Shaun Murphy comes out. Slightly earlier finish because

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of this afternoon's match, but make sure you are ready for seven

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o'clock. Ronnie O'Sullivan against Shaun Murphy. Thanks for watching.

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Ten people affected by mental health issues,

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You're convinced it can help? Most definitely.

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I feel I'm not going to be able to do it.

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..joined by some special guests... You're the heroes.

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2010 champion Neil Robertson is aiming to claim one of the last two remaining spots in the second round this afternoon, whilst last 16 round action gets underway on Table 2. These matches are increased to three sessions and are the best of 25 frames. Jason Mohammad introduces coverage from the Crucible Theatre.