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gobelins
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So, as we approach Day 13 - the 4 remaining players head towards the one-table set up. This is unknown territory for K.Wilson, and his ability to adjust quickly to the one-table set up may be a significant factor. He was no more than workmanlike in beating M.Stevens and J.Jones, but he stepped up massively in beating M.Allen 13-6 in the QF. There was a spell in the second session where Wilson didn’t look like he could miss. He said afterwards he sensed Allen was tired, and he really put his foot down to effectively end the match in 2 sessions. His cue ball control towards the end of that session was as good as we’ve seen all tournament. So far, he has not really been tested but that looks about to change against a J.Higgins who showed just why he’s been at the top of the game for so long last night turning a 9-11 deficit into a 13-12 win against J.Trump. From 9-11 to 12-11 Higgins played almost flawless snooker, under huge pressure, and his joy in the interviews afterwards showed someone who is still relishing the challenge. He was kept under pressure all match by Trump, and it is possible he may struggle early on today to match the same level of intensity he had to show yesterday. Higgins beat Wilson comfortably when they met here in the QF last year 13-6, but a much closer contest looks on the cards this time around. The early 2/1+ Wilson on here has been snapped up, but he still looks a little overpriced at 9/5.

The other SF sees a very even looking contest between M.Williams and B.Hawkins. Williams has gone through the draw almost unnoticed, but that is primarily due to the ease of progress. He must be thinking that maybe this is his year given an unexpected resurgence in his form this season, which has seen him win 2 ranking events. He now uses the sightright method, so successfully employed by S.Bingham, and he looks a far more compact player than he did before. He has also benefitted hugely from defeats to N.Robertson and R.O’Sullivan in earlier rounds which has seen him play far easier opponents than he would have imagined. B.Hawkins stepped up a level, on what he has produced so far in beating a strangely subdued Ding 13-5 in his QF. Hawkins showed his irritation afterwards that he hasn’t been given the credit for a string of high class performances here, but his record speaks for itself, and nobody who follows the game under-estimates just how strong a match-player he is. That said, he has massively under-performed at the one table set-up, which has stemmed from a poor opening session in his 5 matches when there is only 1 table (he has trailed 2-6 on 3 occasions, and 3-5 on the other 2). This looks a very tight call between 2 evenly matched players, and I’m a bit surprised that Hawkins starts a 6/5 underdog. That said, it’s not quite big enough to warrant a bet given I have him outright.
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Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:14 PM BST
all about the split
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:14 PM BST
goes well = gsm
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:14 PM BST
gone ok
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:15 PM BST
Wow
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:15 PM BST
omfg
Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:16 PM BST
Devon Loch
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:16 PM BST
can't beat an aul twitchfestLaughLaughLaugh
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:16 PM BST
Payback on pink in same corner Crazy
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:16 PM BST

May 5, 2018 -- 11:16PM, dlarssonf wrote:


can't beat an aul twitchfest


Laugh

this morning was purely a blip Grin

Report SontaranStratagem May 5, 2018 11:17 PM BST

May 5, 2018 -- 11:16PM, thepunter wrote:


Payback on pink in same corner


LaughCrazy

Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:17 PM BST
hit 1.17 MJW
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:17 PM BST
it sure was wondersobright
Report dr . atkins May 5, 2018 11:17 PM BST
bit of a sort sitting behind williams
Report going skint May 5, 2018 11:18 PM BST
bird in blue dress
can almost smell her growler
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:18 PM BST
evening doc...did you see the sweat on the centuries this aft? Grin

I could have swung a shopping trolley with rage if higgins made 3 tons in the row to win
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:19 PM BST
Whoever took evens Baz already during this frame is a mug
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:19 PM BST
LaughLaugh
Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:19 PM BST
he's some sort of c*nt the hawk
Report SontaranStratagem May 5, 2018 11:19 PM BST
Hawkins is funny Laugh
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:19 PM BST
Why not thinking about before barry. Over screwing was not a problem but the other it is.
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:20 PM BST
Fair play, Bazza
Report GRANTCKING May 5, 2018 11:20 PM BST
how on earth has this mug snookered himself?
Report SontaranStratagem May 5, 2018 11:21 PM BST
The fact he managed to snooker himself is quite an achievement
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:21 PM BST
Laugh
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:21 PM BST
now wondering they are missing if the balls are moving LaughLaugh
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:21 PM BST
rerack coming.
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:21 PM BST
he could give a few away here, full ball = loses the match
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:22 PM BST
a bit jammy
Report going skint May 5, 2018 11:24 PM BST
yes she probrably is
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:25 PM BST
idiot
Report SontaranStratagem May 5, 2018 11:25 PM BST
Any shot is a chance for Mark Trump
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:25 PM BST
oh dear
Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:25 PM BST
GSM
Report GRANTCKING May 5, 2018 11:25 PM BST
START THE CAR
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:25 PM BST
williams lured him in
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:26 PM BST
You dick
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:26 PM BST
Laugh
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:26 PM BST
hit and hope coming up
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:26 PM BST
every time I'm out they lure me back inLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:27 PM BST
he'll be happy to have 6 goes at this to get it right
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:28 PM BST
The hawk needs to hire Robbo next year if he wants another chance for a final.
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:29 PM BST
what time is the world cup starting at
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:29 PM BST

May 5, 2018 -- 11:28PM, thepunter wrote:


The hawk needs to hire Robbo next year if he wants another chance for a final.


yeah or play robbo

Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:30 PM BST
it finished
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:30 PM BST
CryCryCry
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:31 PM BST
ShockedShockedShocked
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:31 PM BST
wow look at the position
Report SontaranStratagem May 5, 2018 11:31 PM BST
He played a good safety imo
Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:31 PM BST
u wouldn't want hawkins as ur minder
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:33 PM BST
v nice
Report going skint May 5, 2018 11:34 PM BST
worst chokers since stephen milligan mp
Report GRANTCKING May 5, 2018 11:34 PM BST
DRAMA
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:36 PM BST
Looks like another half hour for that clearance.
Report SontaranStratagem May 5, 2018 11:37 PM BST
Higgins losing no sleep here Laugh
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:40 PM BST
bit of ye old tension there
Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:41 PM BST
nowhere near that
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:41 PM BST
williams may have missed the boat
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:41 PM BST
hope hearn is watching this

long matches & balls being missed = far far more exciting than a bucket tonfest
Report RozelKid May 5, 2018 11:42 PM BST
its like being down my local club - musical chairs
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:42 PM BST
how's the shout looking on the kentucky derby? Laugh
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:43 PM BST
LaughLaughLaugh
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:43 PM BST
shot
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:46 PM BST
lucky welsh phucker
Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:47 PM BST
had a result
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:48 PM BST
Do they cancel the match and have to start all over again if the ref collapses ?
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:49 PM BST
virgo in the corner somewhere snoring
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:49 PM BST
chance mjw
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:50 PM BST
17-15 mjw
Report wisewords May 5, 2018 11:50 PM BST
THE WELSH POTTING MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:50 PM BST
Booooooooooooom!
Report GRANTCKING May 5, 2018 11:50 PM BST
BUCKET POCKET LMAO
Report wisewords May 5, 2018 11:50 PM BST
GO ON MARK J
Report SontaranStratagem May 5, 2018 11:50 PM BST
Well done Williams
Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:50 PM BST
deserved win..hawk another defeat snatched from u know where
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:51 PM BST
Hope Bazza recovers after this. Feel a bit sorry for him.
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:51 PM BST
thoroughly enjoyed that mugfestLaughLaughLaugh
Report BornToWin May 5, 2018 11:51 PM BST
Gotta feel for Baz, a really nice bloke but just not the minerals for this.
Report thegiggilo May 5, 2018 11:51 PM BST
What a load of bollox that was,be lucky if he gets 10 frames Williams totally gone and still won..
Report wisewords May 5, 2018 11:52 PM BST
Hawkins:

1.16              £408
1.17              £2,005
1.18              £2,089
1.19              £339
1.20              £623
1.21              £37
1.22              £1,083
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:53 PM BST
MJW thought he'd missed the black.
Report dlarssonf May 5, 2018 11:53 PM BST
so did i
Report lybertyne May 5, 2018 11:53 PM BST
Higgins, he of dubious character, vs Williams, personality of a geranium.  zzzzzzz
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:55 PM BST
mendelssohn tailed 2/1 lol
Report thegiggilo May 5, 2018 11:55 PM BST
What a mug that Hawkins,laughing about it jesus not even bothered crazy what a dope...
Report Latalomne May 5, 2018 11:56 PM BST
Have to say, the MJW interview is not inspiring confidence for tomorrow.
Report johnnythebull May 5, 2018 11:56 PM BST
pissing it down there v sloppy track justify the jolly won
Report wisewords May 5, 2018 11:57 PM BST

May 5, 2018 -- 11:56PM, Latalomne wrote:


Have to say, the MJW interview is not inspiring confidence for tomorrow.


he's always like that.

Report wisewords May 5, 2018 11:58 PM BST
and he's talking like it's all a bit of a joke, but he badly wants to win it
Report wisewords May 5, 2018 11:58 PM BST
it's just his South Walian humour
Report going skint May 5, 2018 11:59 PM BST
hope honest john gets battered
Report wondersobright May 5, 2018 11:59 PM BST
selby talking about reducing frames in the WC, just lost a fkin ton of respect from me for that
Report thepunter May 5, 2018 11:59 PM BST
Class of 92 clash and Ronnie commenting...epic one coming.
Report thegiggilo May 6, 2018 12:01 AM BST
Reminds me of numerous matches over decades I've watched totally gone Williams, the finals going to be the most one sided in a decade,this could be an 18-6 job..
Report johnnythebull May 6, 2018 12:02 AM BST
i doubt he beats JH that easilyGrin
Report wondersobright May 6, 2018 12:03 AM BST
admittedly not as much but higgins has looked pretty facked as well tbf
Report johnnythebull May 6, 2018 12:04 AM BST
i think if he cuts out the sloppiness i actually think he could beat JH q easily
Report thegiggilo May 6, 2018 12:06 AM BST
Get on the handicaps for a drubbing..Wink
Report BornToWin May 6, 2018 12:07 AM BST
johnny are you on meth?

Nothing we have seen suggests Higgins is anything other but a warm favourite here.

The night off swallowing hot chocolate another benefit.
Report stu May 6, 2018 12:21 AM BST
I'm just glad I bailed on Bazza when he failed to capitalise - if he'd gone 4 frames up he'd be in final.
Report thegiggilo May 6, 2018 2:13 AM BST
8/13 higgins Williams only 6/4 11/8 Shocked if they play like they did yesterday Higgins will win with a session to spare..will be doing frame scored 18-6 to 18-10..
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