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Hello, good evening and welcome to

Snooker Extra extended highlights of

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the 2017 Betway snooker

Championship. Graeme Dott beat Judd

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Trump take on the 2004 UK Champion,

Stephen Maguire. Commentary from

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Dennis Taylor and Peter Ebdon.

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DENNIS TAYLOR: Graeme Dott gets it

under way, all Scottish battle. A

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little bonus to go up behind the

yellow. You're looking to put the

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cue ball near the cushion. Stephen

twice across the table just to land

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in the left side of the reds. Hard

to predict this one.

It certainly

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is, Dennis. Good afternoon everyone.

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UMPIRE:

Foul, and a miss. Graeme

Dott four.

DENNIS TAYLOR: First

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chance falls to Graeme Dott.

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We're down to the two table

situation, and it's much better now

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because you've got the crowd at the

side of the table as well. I always

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find that's better for the players.

Graeme Dott, the way he played

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against Judd Trump from 2-0 down, it

was stunning.

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Always difficult to judge that type

of shot, when you're coming off the

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reds. It finished almost tight on

the side cushion, which makes pink

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or black pretty difficult. Pink

would be a slightly easier pot.

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PETER EBDON: With it slightly under

the cushion, this is certainly no

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gimme. That was well cued, well

played.

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Graeme Dott has been one of the

toughest match players and

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competitors on the professional tour

for more than two decades. And even

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if he's not at the very top of his

game, he makes it really, really

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hard work for you. Such a great

competitor. Great fighting spirit.

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There's a very good reason why he's

been World Champion and made two

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other World finals.

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I think it has to be said Dennis,

that Graeme actually loves the big

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stage. You know he's going to be

well-prepared and you know that he's

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going to give it absolutely

everything he's got.

Of course these

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two players know each other so well,

but Graeme has had the better of

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Stephen Maguire. They have played

ten times and Graeme has won six of

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those.

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Didn't get into that one as he

intended. So a bit of a problem now

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after this blue.

APPLAUSE

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This is a little bit tougher than he

would have hoped for.

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Not a bad start for Graeme Dott, and

not a bad outcome after missing the

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red. It's gone safe. That always

helps.

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Would have liked to see the cue ball

travel another couple of inches, to

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be tight on the balk cushion. It's

still a nice safety shot. If Graeme

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decides to play off the pack, it's

going to need to be very thin.

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Doesn't want to catch the red that's

on the left hand side cushion.

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That's very good. Well played.

APPLAUS

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Stephen's got to be a little bit

careful coming down the left side of

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the table. That red there, that's

near the left side cushion, slightly

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in the way. That's why he played it

thick.

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Did very well against Liang Wenbo to

win that one on the deciding frame.

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Well, we awe all know that Stephen

Maguire is a very aggressive player,

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a very attacking style. He looks

fiercely determined there, doesn't

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he? This is a really good test of

his cueing.

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Oh, that's an excellent pot, well

played. Beautifully struck. Yes, if

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he sees half a chance, he's going to

go for it. That's the way he's

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always played.

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Winner of five ranking titles. In

fact, he should have won a lot more.

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I remember Ronnie O'Sullivan

significant that he expected Stephen

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Maguire to go on and possibly

dominate the game, but he had a few

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lean seasons, but he's still capable

of beating anyone in the game.

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He's got five reds that are in good

pottable positions. There are three

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that are awkward.

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Stephen will already be thinking

about the awkward reds.

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Just plotting away to eventually

leave himself in such a position

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that he can maybe cannon the two to

the right of the table.

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And he gets that far, he will

probably try to move the reds when

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potting a colour. He could leave a

red and try to move them, but that's

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always risky. Can you run out of

position, but we'll see very

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shortly.

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He was cueing there, he was thinking

of leaving the white to pot the red

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to the right of the pink and cannon

the two reds, but there's an element

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of risk with that.

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Now, let's see what he decides. If

he tries to bring those two into

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play, the white could stick on the

side cushion. That's what he's

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thinking about. He's five points in

front. He had a quick look at the

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scoreboard. He knows he has to get

the reds into play. Moving reds when

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potting a red is a little bit risky.

That's what he's done. The white has

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come off the cushion a bit. So

that's turned out OK. The pink won't

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go, I don't think, but the blue

will. That's why he hit it so hard

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to make sure he came away from the

cushion with the cue ball.

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Stephen has choices here. Just

looking to leave a half-ball angle

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on the red to bring the red off the

cushion and stay on the black, or

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pink into the right centre. But if

he gets too straight on this red, he

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won't be able to play that. Will

have to then drop in behind the red.

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Well, it's not ideal. I don't think

he's too impressed with that.

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APPLAUSE

So he needs to leave himself an

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angle on either black or pink here.

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It's OK. It's a little low.

I don't

think he can get close to that red

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that he looked at. He would love to

just drop in about 18 inches, two

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feet, behind it. Yet, he's not too

bad, looking at that angle.

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Just funny little shots these. He

only needs this and another colour

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to secure the opening frame, or to

leave Graham needing a snooker. It's

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finished a little bit awkward.

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Need to be careful when you're

stretching like that. You could

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quite easily do yourself an injury.

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He's not comfortable fully

stretched. So there's no way that he

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can get the rest head into position

there. So he's going to have to

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stretch.

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He just can't get comfortable. He

doesn't have to do anything with the

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cue ball, he's got to just drop the

red in and he'll be the black. But

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it looks as if it's making his eyes

water this shot. Graeme's smiling

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away to himself.

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APPLAUSE

26 the difference, just the black

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needed.

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That was interesting. Had he needed

the yellow, he would have screwed

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right down the middle pocket and

dropped on the yellow. He's just

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made absolutely sure of the black

there.

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That's a magnificent effort. Created

by a terrific opening pot. It should

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give him the opening frame.

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APPLAUSE

Two four point snookers needed.

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As long as the white pulls up, as

long as the white pulls up, he's OK.

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Had that of dropped in, it would

have been a different story. Doesn't

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matter about the green, Graeme

coming back to the table, but very

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little chance.

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He now needs three snookers. This

might be one of them, if it doesn't

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hit the black. No. That's knocked

the black safe. So even less chance

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of getting the snookers that's

required now.

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APPLAUSE

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Some frames have been won with three

snookers needed. Graeme is trying to

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knock Stephen out of his stride.

That 70 odd break was per terrific.

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Fan tastic contribution. As you

said, the opening red was just

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brilliant -- fantastic. Graeme's

also taking the opportunity to try

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and get used to the speed of the

table. You can't blame him for that.

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He will know he's very little hope

of winning this frame. That green is

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going close to the pocket, which

makes Graeme's job all the more

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difficult.

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Just the blue and pink to try and

get the snooker behind. Being on

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their spots, they're not in the

ideal place. You want the colours a

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bit nearer a cushion. That's a

clever shot. He's a bit unlucky,

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just played to bring the black into

play. He's left the brown.

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That's what you call a confidence

booster. He's on the pink. He's

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right on it. He's touching. Foul

shot. It doesn't matter. It was a

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very entertaining opening frame.

Graeme Dott with a break of 335 and

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then Stephen Maguire, cracking

opening red, made a break of 72. He

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leads 1-0.

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UMPIRE:

Second frame, Stephen Maguire to

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break.

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Leading by 1-0. Very impressive in

the first frame.

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Graeme Dott knows he needs to be on

his game in this match.

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Not the best safety from Graeme. He

will be a bit disappointed with

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that.

Yeah, that a snooker player

pet hate when you play a safety shot

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and you hit one of the balk colours.

Straightaway, he was looking at that

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red into the left corner, but he's

decided he's going to try and get

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the white down behind the green.

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That will do just as well. Might

just be a gap between the yellow and

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blue to clip the reds. Just slide

past the pink as well. There you see

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the gap.

If Graeme plays this with

with lots of left hand side there is

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a chance to get a cue ball behind

the Green. Not if you play it that

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thin. That was a poor misjudgement.

He was under pressure with that

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safety shot. Trying to reply to

Stephen Maguire's excellent safety

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shot at his previous visit to the

table.

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Didn't fancy the black. Did have the

angle to try and move the black. But

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with the two reds in close-proximity

to the black spot it was going to

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make things difficult for him.

Yeah,

I think his plan will be to pot the

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red, get on the blue again in such a

way that he can then cannon into the

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pink and reds.

He needs the pink in play with the

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black close to the cushion. I don't

think that red, to the left, is

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preventing him from getting nicely

on the blue.

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He couldn't have played that any

better. So nice cannon on the pink

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here, he'll develop that and a few

more reds.

Just needs to be careful

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not to hit the right hand side of

the pink though otherwise the cue

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will be travelling towards the right

corner pocket. He'll be aware of

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that.

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Well, that's brought the black into

play and the pink into play.

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And he can clear the black spot.

That couldn't have worked any

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better. Absolutely perfect the way

it's turned out. You never know how

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they're going to finish. You just

play the shot and see what happens.

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Boy, they couldn't have finished

much better than this.

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

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Stephen Maguire is a very fluent

player. Plays with a really lovely

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pace around the table. Very

aggressive, very attacking.

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When he's playing well, he's more

than capable of making a barrage of

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breaks and you can find yourself

sitting in your seat for long

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periods.

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Yes. A little bit of deja vu for

Graeme Dott thchl is how the match

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started against Judd Trump. Never

had much of a chance. We know what

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he did after that, he won six in a

row with a brilliant performance.

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This is the sort of snooker this man

was playing when he lifted this

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title in 2004. He was brilliant

then.

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Not ideal here. Just off straight,

if he plays for pace. He won't be

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very pleased with that, at all. He's

going to have to go in and out of

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baulk Domino. Unless he decides to

play for the red to the yellow

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pocket but I doubt that, because it

is going to require very precise cue

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ball placement. That's what he's

played. Not easy to get on this red.

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And that could be end of break.

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For all the world it looked as if he

was going to make a big break there.

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A couple of shots ago, he didn't get

on the black.

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APPLAUSE

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APPLAUSE

Nice round of applause for that 57

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break but that shake of the head

tells you that he wanted more.

What

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has the pocket dynamo got in store

for as here, Graeme Dott? He might

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have a go at this. It is one of

those that, if it goes in, you've

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got a bit of a chance. He might be

able to cut one in as well and

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possibly get the white background

the table, but he's back to this

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long, just off straight red. He'd

love to take it on. That's the one

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he's looking at, but he knows that

if he takes it on it's got to go in

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otherwise he puts Stephen Wright in

amongst them. Here we go. Bigshot,

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this. Brilliant! Absolutely

brilliant. It is early in the match

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but there will not be many better

shots than that, I can tell you.

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Can Graeme Dott steel himself here

after that magnificent opening red?

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What a fantastic pot that was.

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There will be only one thing on his

mind now. And that will be winning

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this frame at this visit.

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APPLAUSE

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That's the first slip up that Graham

is made. You can still pot the red

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party didn't want to be anywhere

near the cushion. Going on very

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nicely, though. All of our sudden he

is left with a tricky one. Great

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cueing. The way he played against

Judd Trump is the best I've seen

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Graeme Dott playing for many a year.

And he has continued where he left

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off in that match but he's still got

to keep it going here. This would be

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a great frame to pinch.

One of

Graeme's great strengths is that if

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he does win that position years more

than capable of playing fantastic

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shots to keep the break going. And

he may well have to do that after

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this blue. It's slightly on the

wrong side. A great single ball

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potter, Graeme Dott, wonderful

competitor. This requires really

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good cueing.

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There was a bit of pressure on that.

Just a couple of shots ago when he

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got the wrong side of the blue he

wanted to be closer to that red, but

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at least he hasn't put it on. But he

may be in trouble, you would feel.

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There's that middle pocket in the

way slightly for coming off the side

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cushion. Had to play it with a lot

of side, and this is a free ball,

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unless the wind goes in. And even

then -- unless the white goes in. I

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don't think it is a free ball. So,

Stephen will just see if the white

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goes on the green spot, could he hit

the road on both sides, and I don't

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think it is a free ball, so he has

multiples here. He could have played

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the shot himself and snookered them

again behind the green and maybe got

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a better snooker, because he was

able to hit that, as she was telling

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the referee. And I do believe that

Stephen Maguire could have played

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the shop and put him in a more

difficult snooker. -- played the

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shot.

REFEREE:

Foul and is, Stephen

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Maguire, four.

Referee decided to

hold onto the cue ball, and I don't

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think Stephen could have played it

from there.

Nice to see lots of

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ladies involved in the game now as

referees, all doing superb jobs.

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Taking the pink as his free ball.

That would count as one point.

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He has a good angle on the black

drop down onto a difficult red and

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if he doesn't drop nicely onto it,

he can still play the snooker, as

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you can see. The Blackwood put on 30

in front with a possible 35 still on

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the table.

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He doesn't have too pot the black to

play the snooker but that's what

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he's doing. Pushing the black near

the cushion as well. Graeme has had

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a couple of goes at this escape. He

needs a bit more left-hand side. And

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this time... There's always the

possibility. Has she got the

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snooker? I think he has. You can

tell by that smile off Stephen

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Maguire's.

I think Stephen Maguire

missed a trick, there. I think he

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would have been much better off

putting the black and then playing

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the snooker, leaving the cue ball

behind the green. Under the

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circumstances, he's played an

excellent safety shot, there. Having

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a nice smile to himself, there are,

Stephen Maguire. Graeme Dott will be

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delighted at the moment because he's

still in the frame, but perhaps not,

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after that shot.

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23 in front. This red, anything from

the brown upwards and no problem

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getting onto the blue, here. Blue or

brown will do.

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With very good breaks of 57 and 72

it is Stephen Maguire who leads

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Graeme Dott 2-0.

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So, Stephen Maguire breaks off in

frame four. Leading 3-0 and the --

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and looking very strong so far.

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Might just be able to see enough of

the red. But is tight on the

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cushion. Looks as though the white

will compost the blue and if he does

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pot that he could finish on the

black. -- will come past the blue.

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And he has got the correct side of

the blue. Great opening shot from

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Graeme Dott.

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Impressed with the character. He's

certainly got plenty of that. He's

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proved that down the years.

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Graeme Dott isn't blessed with the

same amount of cueing power as a lot

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of the top players, but he played

that very nicely.

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Just let the cue ball run on a few

inches further than he would have

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liked, there. And that has worked

out very nicely. Well played.

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Awkward bridging but shouldn't be

too much of a problem.

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Graeme will be looking to make a

significant contribution here. He's

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left himself low on this next red.

That is a little bit too straight.

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He could have left himself lower and

he would have been able to stand

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into the pack. -- stun into. And

that really wasn't a very good pack

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to go into. Might still be OK. The

red, closest to the pink will go to

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the right centre. And there, you see

it does, but only just.

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Well played. This is a good

opportunity now. Another red over

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the right centre. Graeme could play

a glancing blow for the cluster here

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if he chooses to. Decided against

it. He has four resin the open to

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work with here. -- four reds in the

open. This has been a very good

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contribution so far from Graeme

Dott. It's a frame that he

0:47:430:47:46

desperately needs.

I talked about

character at the start of this

0:47:460:47:56

frame. This player has got plenty of

that.

0:47:560:48:10

The pink will get in nicely onto the

left corner. -- will get him nicely

0:48:100:48:20

onto the red for the left corner. He

can score from that without having

0:48:200:48:25

to play a cannon into the five reds.

0:48:250:48:37

Has he got a slight angle to screw

into that red that's next to the

0:48:430:48:47

yellow? Maybe not. It has finished a

little awkward, here. If it had have

0:48:470:48:57

been straight he could have screwed

back of the cushion and gone for the

0:48:570:49:01

red next to the yellow but because

of where his finish that is about

0:49:010:49:04

the best he can do around about the

blue, to leave, even then, a tricky

0:49:040:49:09

red up into the left corner. So it's

not safe just yet.

0:49:090:49:18

He could have done with the cue ball

running a bit further but he can put

0:49:280:49:33

this on such a way that he plays a

safety shot as well as the pot. If

0:49:330:49:36

the red goes in you would feel that

he has got the first frame on the

0:49:360:49:44

board and Stephen Maguire will need

snooker. Very well played, Graeme

0:49:440:49:54

Dott. I think bottle's the word

we're looking for. Peter, he's got

0:49:540:50:05

plenty of that, hasn't he?

He

certainly has.

Almost went in off,

0:50:050:50:15

but barring snookers, a smiling

Graeme Dott should go into the

0:50:150:50:21

mid-session interval 3-1 behind.

0:50:210:50:28

It's only one snooker that Stephen

Maguire 's. -- Stephen requires.

0:50:390:50:52

REFEREE:

Touching ball

if he pushed

the black safe from here...

The only

0:50:520:51:08

problem with that is that Graeme

might need a new set of stepladders

0:51:080:51:12

to play that shop! -- that shot!

0:51:120:51:19

APPLAUSE

0:51:410:51:48

The other option, fair play to

Stephen and to the referee, Peggy

0:52:300:52:36

Li, smiles all round. There was a

bit of noise coming from the other

0:52:360:52:43

table in between frames. I'm not

sure what that exchange was all

0:52:430:52:46

about.

0:52:460:52:56

I think it was the fact that he

played for the brown, maybe you

0:53:190:53:23

didn't realise that he had left

himself needing two snookers,

0:53:230:53:26

instead of just the one.

0:53:260:53:36

This rate, another black and then he

would have a good chance to get a

0:53:590:54:04

snicker in behind the black of that

red that is near the cushion.

0:54:040:54:17

And they are not badly placed to get

snookers. It is all about getting

0:54:230:54:32

the cue ball in a good spot to get

one of the couple of snookers that's

0:54:320:54:40

required.

0:54:400:54:50

He has overscrewed that. Feels as if

he's had a big bounce off the side

0:54:520:54:59

cushion, as well. May have no option

now but to play the red down towards

0:54:590:55:09

the brown and green and hopefully

get the cue ball behind the black.

0:55:090:55:13

Could go the other way, could cut

the red then, just depends how he

0:55:130:55:18

sees it. That is not a bad effort.

That's a good shot. Well played.

0:55:180:55:33

Should be able to escape from this.

He can see enough of the cushion

0:55:330:55:37

below the middle pocket to come off

the cushion and hit that red. But as

0:55:370:55:46

to give it care and attention here.

Needs to be careful not to go in

0:55:460:55:51

North.

Well, due care and attention

and you did call be possible in off,

0:55:510:55:59

there. He wanted to be hitting that

red a lot cooler. -- fuller. Seven

0:55:590:56:15

the difference now with only one

snooker needed. Not often you would

0:56:150:56:19

lose a frame after losing -- after

making a 70 break, but that is a

0:56:190:56:26

possibility now.

0:56:260:56:36

He can swerve the spot again he's

got to be careful that he doesn't go

0:56:420:56:46

in off the red. He might be able to

hit it with a little trace of side,

0:56:460:56:54

but watch the end. Well, that will

put an end to that now. He ended up

0:56:540:57:02

potting the red. That was amazing.

He started really well, Stephen

0:57:020:57:11

Maguire, taking the three opening

frames. Doesn't matter about the

0:57:110:57:17

yellow for Graeme Dott. It was a

must win frame for Graeme Dott, he

0:57:170:57:22

did it with the aid of a 70 break,

he passes cheeks, he's off for the

0:57:220:57:28

mid-session interval but he still

trails, 3-1.

0:57:280:57:37

REFEREE:

Calm it down, thank you.

Frame five, Graeme Dott to break.

0:57:370:57:48

DENNIS TAYLOR: Whatever you do,

don't hit the blue from the break

0:57:480:57:52

off. He hasn't left anything. That's

the last thing you want to do is

0:57:520:57:55

catch the blue and knock it safe.

0:57:550:57:59

A very entertaining four opening

frames in this match.

0:58:030:58:07

Oh, it being loos like he's left a

gap through for this one that's gone

0:58:180:58:22

near the right corner. -- looks. The

blue being knocked off its spot.

0:58:220:58:32

Stephen there just talking away to

himself, as he does on occasions.

0:58:320:58:40

Not easy to get on to a colour,

though.

0:58:400:58:43

If that white bounces, he's OK.

There you see the result.

0:58:490:58:56

I don't know if he can see enough of

the one to take on to the left

0:58:580:59:02

corner. I don't think he can. He's

had a bit of a result there, has

0:59:020:59:06

Graeme.

0:59:060:59:08

Maybe he can see enough to take the

pot on there.

0:59:090:59:19

PETER EBDON:

If he can, we know

whatten aaggressive player Stephen

0:59:190:59:24

Maguire is. Had he tried to stun

round the black with a touch of left

0:59:240:59:30

hand side and cannon into the red,

which is approximately a foot to the

0:59:300:59:33

right of the black. He may not be

able to play it with enough space to

0:59:330:59:36

be able to play that shot,

especially if he has to bend the cue

0:59:360:59:42

ball a little bit with left hand

side. Can he pot the red and play

0:59:420:59:46

the cannon?

0:59:460:59:50

Well, he got the most important part

of the shot. That's a very nice kiss

0:59:551:00:00

on the yellow.

1:00:001:00:03

Options of yellow with the rest, but

almost certainly the brown. The reds

1:00:071:00:11

are open, so he doesn't have to

really play the aggressive shot into

1:00:111:00:15

the pack.

1:00:151:00:18

Just needs to be careful with his

waist coat here in playing this

1:00:371:00:41

shot.

1:00:411:00:43

He's quite close to that. The

referee, Peggy Lee was right there,

1:00:481:01:11

eagle-eyed. Making sure that Stephen

Maguire didn't foul the red with his

1:01:111:01:16

waist coat.

1:01:161:01:21

Bumped into Stephen's dad in the

corridor there, Pat, down along with

1:01:541:02:02

John, former Scottish player. They

are here to support Stephen.

1:02:021:02:09

As we mentioned, very aggressive

player around the table and

1:02:501:02:53

sometimes can look a bit angry. Away

from the snooker table, you couldn't

1:02:531:02:58

meet a nicer lad.

1:02:581:03:00

We've seen in the past were

sometimes the temperament, gives the

1:03:051:03:12

table a good old crack with his

knuckles, that's just to gee himself

1:03:121:03:17

up. I remember when he first turned

professional he used to play at

1:03:171:03:25

Stephen Hendry's club in K Sterling

Spencers, noening noer there. All

1:03:251:03:30

the boys played there. I remember

having a few hours practice session

1:03:301:03:34

with Stephen when he first turned

professional. I knew he was destined

1:03:341:03:39

for big things.

1:03:391:03:44

This is a good red to get out of the

way. It's clearing the path for the

1:04:221:04:26

one closest to it, for the opposite

corner.

1:04:261:04:33

Played to perfection.

1:04:371:04:39

And this in turn when he pots this

will clear the one next to it. Just

1:04:491:04:55

has to concentrate a little bit

harder. There's a little bit of

1:04:551:04:59

movement and noise.

You can hear the referee. They are

1:04:591:05:02

coming back into the arena for the

other match.

1:05:021:05:08

Can't do much about this. You can

have a little sleep, I suppose. Just

1:05:141:05:21

concentrating there, trying to

focus.

1:05:211:05:22

He's took all the easy reds, now it

become as little bit more difficult.

1:05:461:05:54

Not that many pots away from

securing this fifth frame.

I'm sure

1:05:541:06:03

Stephen would prefer to open the

cluster, if he can. He doesn't want

1:06:031:06:07

to be taking one of the reds along

the cushion, he'd rather leave those

1:06:071:06:12

there, an insurance policy.

1:06:121:06:15

That looks just about perfect. Thats

with a very well judged positional

1:06:201:06:24

shot.

-- that's.

Should be able to

play the pink into the corner,

1:06:241:06:35

follow the cue ball through, play

the cannon. It's like he's playing a

1:06:351:06:45

hard stun shot. There's a red that

goes in the middle.

Yep. That was a

1:06:451:06:54

bonus because if you play the cannon

you can always run out of position.

1:06:541:07:02

The black will put him 69 in front

with just 67 remaining. So what a

1:07:061:07:13

start for Stephen Maguire. He's come

back from the mid-session interval

1:07:131:07:20

and he's just carrying on where he

left off. We had a break of 70 in

1:07:201:07:26

the previous frame.

1:07:261:07:31

Might be easy to make a century

break, but he can relax now the

1:07:401:07:47

frame is safe. Made 32 centuries

last season. He's on 16 at the

1:07:471:07:51

moment. 370 in his career.

1:07:511:07:55

This has been a very well crafted

break from Stephen Maguire.

Very,

1:08:071:08:14

very fluent player. Very, very high

scorer. You feel that Graeme Dott is

1:08:141:08:21

really going to need to step up now.

When our MC introduces him he calls

1:08:211:08:33

him - on fire, Stephen Maguire.

That's the case at the moment.

1:08:331:08:39

Has he got enough angle here to just

stun in behind the red or bring it

1:08:431:08:49

into play? Yes, slight angle. Just

dropping in behind it. Going to need

1:08:491:08:57

a little bit of assistance with the

extended rest and the extension on

1:08:571:09:01

his cue. He only needs the red for

the century break.

1:09:011:09:12

That's the 77th century in this

year's Betway UK Championship.

1:09:261:09:38

APPLAUSE

A big generous round of applause for

1:09:381:09:40

that century break.

1:09:401:09:45

Now the break is still held by

Michael White, a break of 142. It

1:09:501:09:55

will take a little bit of beating

that, £5,000 for the highest break.

1:09:551:10:01

It's always a nice little Christmas

present this time of the year.

1:10:011:10:08

And this is the blue that Graeme

Dott knocked into this position from

1:10:181:10:23

the break off shot. It looked like

we were going to have a bit of a

1:10:231:10:30

scrappy frame when the blue went

there. That's unlucky, but he won't

1:10:301:10:35

be too concerned about. That what a

superb effort from Stephen Maguire.

1:10:351:10:39

He extends his lead. It's now 4-1.

1:10:391:10:43

This is a tough shot. That was

excellent. Very, very good.

APPLAUSE

1:11:241:11:39

A chance to get the black back on to

the spot here and make a sizeable

1:11:431:11:48

contribution.

APPLAUSE

1:11:481:11:53

Needs a good positional shot here.

1:11:531:11:56

Now, that's very well controlled.

Well played.

We said it numerous

1:12:041:12:10

times, he's such an aggressive

player. If he sees half a chance,

1:12:101:12:14

he'll go for it. He did it in one of

the earlier frames. He had an easy

1:12:141:12:21

safety shot, and he took it a very

difficult red into the left corner,

1:12:211:12:25

knocked it in and made 116.

1:12:251:12:28

And he's done the same in this frame

and there's a few more to follow

1:12:311:12:37

here. The way the balls are

situated.

1:12:371:12:42

The blue off its spot is not helping

the situation here. He's already

1:14:321:14:38

potted five reds and five blacks.

1:14:381:14:44

Heading up the other end of the

table here.

1:14:491:14:52

There's still three reds that are

available to him.

1:15:081:15:11

Didn't want to hit the knuckle of

the middle pocket. He's still on a

1:15:221:15:26

red, but if he misses that jaw of

the middle pocket he would have been

1:15:261:15:30

on a choice of three reds.

1:15:301:15:33

That's the problem when you run

slightly out of position, having to

1:15:461:15:53

use the rest there and unintensional

kiss onto the black.

1:15:531:15:57

He's looking at the pink, but that

looks very tight from this picture,

1:16:001:16:05

but he must feel that he can see

enough of it.

1:16:051:16:09

Maybe not.

1:16:111:16:13

A high valued colour safe wouldn't

be a bad idea. There's no pot on.

1:16:161:16:23

Protect his 45 point advantage.

1:16:231:16:24

Just flick the pink onto the side

cushion.

1:16:261:16:28

REFEREE:

Stephen Maguire 46.

DENNIS

TAYLOR: It's a useful advantage,

1:16:431:16:48

especially with knocking the pink

safe.

1:16:481:16:53

PETER EBDON:

Excellent contribution

from Maguire mag there after potting

1:16:531:16:59

the fantastic thin clip into the

left hand back pocket. -- Stephen

1:16:591:17:05

Maguire there after potting the

fantastic thin clip into the left

1:17:051:17:10

hand pocket. That hes a a good

safety shot from Graeme Dott.

1:17:101:17:15

Stephen Maguire showing signs of

frustration in the last couple of

1:17:151:17:19

frames, that's purely because he

sets his standards so high, he wants

1:17:191:17:21

to come to the table and clear the

table every time he makes a visit.

1:17:211:17:27

He can become very frustrated with

imhadself at times if he's not

1:17:331:17:37

performing to the highest of his

capability. -- himself at times if

1:17:371:17:43

he's not performing to the highest

of his capabilities. Good safety

1:17:431:17:52

shot.

1:17:521:17:53

Graeme needs to be a little bit

careful here that he doesn't collide

1:17:561:18:01

with the black on the way back. I

didn't think he could see that red

1:18:011:18:05

from the commentary position here.

He's played an excellent safety

1:18:051:18:09

shot.

APPLAUSE

1:18:091:18:14

Once again, if Stephen decides to

play the red to the left of the

1:18:241:18:28

cluster of three, he needs to make a

very thin contact there otherwise

1:18:281:18:32

there's a very good chance of

cannoning into the black. It looks

1:18:321:18:37

as if he's playing this very, very

thin and coming across the other

1:18:371:18:41

sides of the reds here. This needs

to be really thin.

1:18:411:18:45

That was ant very good shot, to be

perfectly honest. This is a chance

1:18:461:18:50

for Graeme.

1:18:501:18:53

-- wasn't a very good shot, to be

perfectly honest. This is a chance

1:18:551:18:59

for Graeme.

1:18:591:19:04

F-he had been straighter, he Coe

have screwed into those three reds

1:19:221:19:28

and stayed on the red into the right

corner.

1:19:281:19:39

He's just checking this now. Not

goed got too much angle. He's going

1:20:041:20:09

to have to play with power to create

an angle. Force an angle that's not

1:20:091:20:14

there naturally. He's looking at the

possibility of leaving a red into

1:20:141:20:26

the yellow pocket after this black.

1:20:261:20:29

This is a very tough shot. It will

require excellent cueing.

1:20:411:20:48

You can't quite tell if he'll leave

a red into the right centre, if he

1:20:581:21:02

does miss it. If he's not leaving a

red into the right centre, it takes

1:21:021:21:06

a little bit of pressure off this

pot. Oh, he missed that by a long

1:21:061:21:12

way. He will be very, very

disappointed with that. And with

1:21:121:21:19

Graeme holding his hand up to

apologise, you'd think that one of

1:21:191:21:25

these two reds doesn't go into the

middle.

1:21:251:21:31

It's very close.

1:21:331:21:36

I think Stephen may be able to pot

this red in the middle.

1:21:481:21:54

It's very, very tight, that's why

Graeme did hold his hand up. He

1:21:581:22:02

didn't think it would pot. He

thought the other red was going to

1:22:021:22:05

free these two. It's very difficult

when they are so close together. I

1:22:051:22:10

mean, you could help to make the

potting angle with playing the cue

1:22:101:22:14

ball from the right hand side, just

to straighten the red up. But of

1:22:141:22:20

course he's at the stage were he has

a nice advantage in this frame. He

1:22:201:22:27

doesn't want to throw it away just

playing a shot. But, well, here we

1:22:271:22:32

go. This could be the frame winner.

1:22:321:22:35

Just can't make his mind up as to

whether it will go or not.

1:22:571:23:02

Safety. Or does this red pass the

blue? No, it didn't. But the cue

1:23:081:23:18

ball is in behind the blue. Almost a

snooker. I'm not sure if he can see

1:23:181:23:24

enough of this red to the right of

the black.

1:23:241:23:31

Under the circumstances, that was an

excellent choice of shot from

1:23:361:23:41

Stephen Maguire. Keeping the

pressure on Graeme Dott.

1:23:411:23:48

I think the red into the right

centre did go, actually. Because

1:23:511:23:57

they are not set in a direct line

towards the balk cushion. The top

1:23:571:24:03

red of the two is actually slightly

to the left. That was a good frefrt

1:24:031:24:09

Graeme.

REFEREE:

Stephen Maguire

four.

1:24:091:24:22

PETER EBDON: There you see it. I

think there's more than enough of

1:24:221:24:26

that red, especially playing with a

touch of right hand side to help the

1:24:261:24:31

pot, as Dennis mentioned.

1:24:311:24:32

Good shot.

Yeah, just going back to

that red, I think if he had of been

1:24:441:24:50

able to roll it in, but the blue

wasn't on its spot, so there was no

1:24:501:24:54

point playing with the right hand

side because he would have to screw

1:24:541:24:58

back for the black. So that's the

reason why he didn't try to make the

1:24:581:25:02

angle.

1:25:021:25:04

Well, that wasn't the best of shots

there. I think Graeme can take a red

1:25:211:25:30

into the left hand back pocket and

swing the cue ball around the

1:25:301:25:34

angles.

1:25:341:25:35

Looks like he's going the other way.

That as far too thick.

1:25:371:25:43

APPLAUSE

No, I think Graeme missed an

1:25:431:25:51

opportunity there to take the red

into the left corner, if the red had

1:25:511:25:54

gone in he would have been on the

blue into the green pocket.

1:25:541:25:59

Stephen Maguire maybe attempting to

put the black out of commission

1:26:041:26:07

here.

1:26:071:26:09

Another excellent safety shot from

Graeme Dott. It's the second longest

1:26:491:26:53

frame of the match so far. They have

been pretty brisk most of the

1:26:531:26:59

frames. 13 minutes, 14 minutes, 19

minutes, a couple of 20 minute

1:26:591:27:04

frames. APPLAUSE

Been some excellent break building

1:27:041:27:16

and now we're seeing some terrific

tactical play.

Well, it's a tough

1:27:161:27:24

shot, but I think Stephen can see

enough of this red to potentially

1:27:241:27:29

get the cue ball behind the blue.

But he's playing a swerve shot,

1:27:291:27:33

instead of clipping it thin.

1:27:331:27:35

Graeme has the opportunity now to

get the cue ball behind the blue.

1:27:501:28:01

Very good effort, very good effort.

1:28:011:28:08

APPLAUSE

1:28:241:28:34

Excellent reply from Stephen

Maguire.

What a fantastic safety

1:28:351:28:39

shot that was.

1:28:391:28:50

Nearly forced the mistake from

Graeme Dott.

1:29:021:29:14

Stephen Maguire has an excellent

opportunity now of getting the cue

1:29:141:29:17

ball behind the blue. Looks as

though he's taking this very

1:29:171:29:24

difficult red on. That was a lot

more difficult than it looked. Make

1:29:241:29:38

sure he got a good cue ball, though.

1:29:381:29:49

I think Stephen Maguire missed an

opportunity to play a double into

1:30:151:30:21

the centre and the onto the black,

should he have gotten the red. That

1:30:211:30:28

was a pool safety shot from Graeme.

He feels that the got a massive

1:30:281:30:33

bounce off the black cushion there.

Either way, this is a very good

1:30:331:30:40

chance now. That's a couple of times

we've seen Graeme intimate that he's

1:30:401:30:49

got a big bounce.

1:30:491:30:59

Stephen can't really do anything

other than just drop this black in.

1:31:161:31:20

He's hampered by the red.

1:31:201:31:31

That is quite a surprise. It is

awkward cueing, but it's not that

1:31:341:31:41

difficult.

He had a quick look at

the scoreboard and decided if I can

1:31:411:31:50

push the yellow safe, keep the black

awk ward, he's never going to win

1:31:501:31:55

the frame the way they were sitting.

1:31:551:32:06

He can see that with the two tables

it comes into its own, the Barbican.

1:32:091:32:17

When there are four tables the

people at home watching might find

1:32:171:32:20

it a little bit disconcerting.

1:32:201:32:30

And that's another careless shot

from Graeme. And he knows.

1:32:451:32:51

REFEREE:

Quiet as you can, please.

Could drop 5-2 behind, and it is

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looking more and more likely that

that is going to be the scenario.

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They are both fiercely competitive

Scots, these two players. He didn't

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play a great shot there, Stephen.

Going to knock the brown safe now.

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A chance for the cross table double

here.

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35 the difference.

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He hasn't fluked it, surely? Well,

that is a body blow and a half.

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REFEREE:

Blue ball.

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36 the difference, and that could

prove to be a crucial fluke for

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Stephen Maguire, there. He can only

just hit and hope, and it doesn't

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look very good to me. You can't beat

a bit of luck in any sport but that

1:34:521:34:59

was a timely fluke for Stephen

Maguire. You usually get it when you

1:34:591:35:07

are playing well, and when you are

struggling, the luck tends to go

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against you.

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Regardless of the fluke, the way he

played this frame, knocking the

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yellow and brown safe, he got the

black awkward, he was always in

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control.

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The double is on, here. Now the war,

but he won't be too concerned about

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that. It was the early break of 46

the pack to pave the way for Stephen

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Maguire to extend his lead the 5-2,

just one away from a place in the

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quarterfinal.

REFEREE:

Frame eight, Stephen

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Maguire to break.

It is Stephen

Maguire breaking off to start frame

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eight. It has been a very controlled

performance so far from Stephen

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Maguire. He has been frustrated on

two or three occasions. He has

1:36:541:36:59

managed to contain and stay on top

of his temperament. That's far more

1:36:591:37:09

like it from Graeme Dott. Well

played. Excellent shot.

1:37:091:37:21

Looked a little bit anxious. Think

that's just about OK. How to plate

1:37:401:37:48

with a little trace of side, there.

-- had to play it with. He needs to

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do what he did in the frame before

the mid-session interval. Made a

1:38:011:38:07

break of 70. What he would give to

have a sizeable contribution here.

1:38:071:38:22

That's OK.

He's got a red into the

centre. That sounded like a heavy

1:38:351:38:50

contact. He would do well to reach

this black, then, Dennis.

He might

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have to stretch on. You don't often

see the cue being held like that.

1:39:061:39:17

That's frustrating, getting a heavy

contact when you have got yourself

1:39:171:39:23

in at the chance.

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This is a tough red into the centre,

if Stephen decides to take this on.

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Well played. Excellent pot. That's

OK on the blue.

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He should be able to leave himself

either on a red into the right-hand

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black pocket all the white centre.

-- or the right centre.

1:40:421:41:01

Slightly thick into the pocket. Very

difficult for him to do anything

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with the cue ball, being so close to

the Cushing himself, the angle that

1:41:131:41:16

he was on.

There's a couple of

rates, the Mike the plant in the

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middle. That one pots, but no

position, the one to the middle puts

1:41:251:41:29

him on to the blue. He's done his

best to try to get on the right side

1:41:291:41:41

of the blue, but he hasn't managed

it. And he's back looking at the two

1:41:411:41:46

writes to see if they are a plant.

-- the two reds. He has got the

1:41:461:41:57

other red as we could clearly see.

What is coming up a little bit

1:41:571:42:02

short. Back looking at the plant

again. I don't think he can get to

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the angle of the plant from where he

is but he can take the other red on

1:42:171:42:22

as a free shot. Tuck it in and get

on a baulk colour.

1:42:221:42:30

Well played. And he has got a baulk

colour. Full blooded for that. And

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there's a red at the back to the

right of the bunch that is

1:42:571:43:00

available.

1:43:001:43:10

The pink and black are awkward.

1:43:111:43:23

This time, he's got the correct side

of the blue. So we can go and have

1:43:261:43:31

another look at the plant. It's

still not going to be easy, even if

1:43:311:43:37

he gets onto the plant, because he

would cannon into the reds and pink.

1:43:371:43:42

He's got quite a bit to do here.

It's what happens to the cue ball

1:43:421:43:55

here, when he cannons into the reds

and pink. The plant's not in a

1:43:551:44:03

direct line. He's got to make it.

Going just to the left jewel of the

1:44:031:44:09

pocket, so he's got to compensate

for that. Got the perfect picture,

1:44:091:44:14

there. Well the reds move, and the

pink stayed there! In fact he hit

1:44:141:44:30

that too hard, in the end.

1:44:301:44:38

That was an excellent shot from

Stephen Maguire. Very well

1:44:551:44:58

controlled. Waging an angle with the

pace that he played the blue. --

1:44:581:45:09

creating an angle.

1:45:091:45:10

He still got quite a bit to do here.

1:45:221:45:33

The screw with lots of left-hand

side and he has played the cannon.

1:45:401:45:44

What a shot that is. Fantastic shot.

He's so aggressive and sometimes

1:45:441:45:52

when he looks at the balls, he

almost frightens the life out of

1:45:521:45:57

them! He's such a competitor, a

fierce competitor, Stephen Maguire.

1:45:571:46:13

Shouldn't be a problem with the the

left of the black. It's the other

1:46:131:46:16

two that are either side of the

table and close to the cushions.

1:46:161:46:22

Just two pose in front at the

moment. -- two points.

1:46:221:46:27

And just the perfect angle to stand

up and move the white between the

1:46:381:46:42

red and black. -- stun up.

1:46:421:46:47

He could have left the red slightly

easier than this. Not Michael. He's

1:47:001:47:07

just checking the scoreboard, the

move the red to the right side you'd

1:47:071:47:12

want to be doing about off the

green.

1:47:121:47:16

He's gone too far. The only way I

can see him moving the red is taking

1:47:331:47:43

the brown here, moving the right to

the left side of the table. Just

1:47:431:47:47

picking up the scoreboard, his 22 in

front. And that at be 26. He's going

1:47:471:47:59

to need both reds if he takes the

brown. That was so careless. And

1:47:591:48:13

look what the cue ball's finished.

You just wasn't ready to take that

1:48:131:48:19

shot. His concentration was all over

the place. He wasn't sure what

1:48:191:48:25

Shockey was going to play. He just

got down and made a bit of a mess of

1:48:251:48:29

it. -- wasn't sure what shocked he

was going to play.

1:48:291:48:35

It was amazing, that easy blue that

Stephen Maguire missed. Look where

1:49:241:49:30

it is common, on the side cushion.

And leading by 22 points, that's

1:49:301:49:38

certainly to his advantage, playing

safe.

1:49:381:49:49

Another quick glance at the

scoreboard there before making his

1:50:231:50:25

mind up. He knows that any more

mistakes and he's out of this year's

1:50:251:50:31

UK Championship. And he wants to

take this on. This is a brave shot.

1:50:311:50:39

Great shot!

1:50:391:50:47

That's a bit confused, but at least

he can play the snooker. He got a

1:51:061:51:11

big bounce off the cushion but a

nice little snooker will do.

1:51:111:51:23

I don't know if there's enough room

to sneak in behind the black, here.

1:51:481:51:55

I'll tell you what. He's brought the

blue into play, he's brought the

1:51:551:52:03

black into play. OK, he's handed the

above its two Stephen Maguire, but

1:52:031:52:08

he's opened the frame up with that

last shot. -- he's handed the

1:52:081:52:17

advantage.

1:52:171:52:27

That was an excellent safety shot

from Graeme Dott. He's looking for

1:52:441:52:49

the snooker behind the brown.

Stephen's hoping to swerve this with

1:52:491:52:59

lots of left-hand side. Good hit.

And that's safe.

1:52:591:53:09

It's who gets the best safety shot

here that's going to gain the

1:53:281:53:31

advantage. I do believe he took the

double on, there, and the blue has

1:53:311:53:44

come to his rescue because he

thought himself, I can play the

1:53:441:53:49

double and I'm on the black if goes

in. Doesn't want to be hitting the

1:53:491:53:56

blue year. One long straight pot and

that might be Graeme Dott's last

1:53:561:54:03

shot in this year's UK Championship.

A little bit of pressure, but it's

1:54:031:54:10

dead straight, almost. Mm. Isn't it

amazing? That was frame ball. He's

1:54:101:54:23

missed very few like that. He hasn't

left an easy chance for Graeme but

1:54:231:54:29

that will annoy Stephen. That was

match over, if he had knocked that

1:54:291:54:38

in.

There's a couple of different

ways Graeme could play this. Almost

1:54:381:54:47

could play as a shock to nothing and

leave the cue ball behind the green.

1:54:471:54:50

He just went to point that there. If

the red goes in he should be on the

1:54:501:54:56

brown, if he misses the ready could

snooker Stephen behind the green.

1:54:561:54:59

This is what he's playing. The idea

was good. The execution of it, not

1:54:591:55:10

quite.

It's just pressure at this

stage, pressure on Graeme to stay in

1:55:101:55:18

the tournament and pressure on

Stephen to clinch the match. Has he

1:55:181:55:28

played a good one here? It looks

like it. It looks like it. He's got

1:55:281:55:36

to hit this and somehow get it safe

and has to rely on a bit of good

1:55:361:55:40

fortune, here. It can go anywhere.

And look what has happened. I don't

1:55:401:55:49

think the blue's come to his rescue.

1:55:491:55:56

Forcing the red in to get back up to

the high value colours. If he takes

1:56:051:56:15

the black, Graeme can only tie. He's

not nicely on the black, and he's

1:56:151:56:24

not nicely on pink or blue.

That's

quite incredible. Just about the

1:56:241:56:30

worst shot he could have finished

in, having played the shot that the

1:56:301:56:33

plague. He's having a wry smile to

himself. Very unfortunate for the

1:56:331:56:39

cue ball to finish there.

He can cut

the blue into the middle pocket but

1:56:391:56:48

Graeme knows that it will not be

easy to hold for the yellow. It's

1:56:481:56:53

quite a thin one. He needs the blue

and yellow.

1:56:531:57:02

That was about the best he could do.

He's got a medium length pot as he

1:57:081:57:14

checks the scoreboard. The yellow,

to leave Graeme needing a snooker.

1:57:141:57:23

27 ahead, 25 remaining, the green to

make absolutely certain.

This has

1:57:361:57:44

been very solid performance from

Stephen Maguire.

Is on its way, is

1:57:441:57:58

on its way, is right in the middle

of the pocket. It was always going

1:57:581:58:05

to be a tough match, they are very

well matched, both of these players.

1:58:051:58:11

But it was Stephen Maguire the got

off to a flyer with the three

1:58:111:58:14

opening frames. At 4-2, Graeme was

sort of back in it. Good friends,

1:58:141:58:30

but not on the table and in the end

it was Stephen Maguire that was more

1:58:301:58:34

consistent. It was a very

entertaining match but at the end it

1:58:341:58:41

is On Fire Stephen Maguire guest

through to the quarterfinals, taking

1:58:411:58:44

the match, 6-2. A fine win for

Stephen Maguire history to the.

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That's it, join us for more action

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