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A proper Crucible trial, with a stellar field, which includes the top 6 ranked players in the world (who are also the top 6 in the betting for Sheffield). All matches are the best of 19 frames, played over 2 sessions (8/11):

(1) Judd Trump v Barry Hawkins (8)
(4) John Higgins v Ronnie O'Sullivan (5)

(3) Neil Robertson v Jack Lisowski (6)   
(2) Mark Selby v Kyren Wilson (7)
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Report peckerdunne March 27, 2021 9:15 PM GMT
yes Mathew..........tis an illusion
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 9:23 PM GMT
I'd already written Ronnie's obituary and was waiting to press the button.
Report Angela Rebecchi March 27, 2021 9:24 PM GMT
That was some steal. Could get very spicy this.
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 9:25 PM GMT
Baz played brilliantly, almost flawlessly from 4-5 down.  Until THAT.
Report Angela Rebecchi March 27, 2021 9:35 PM GMT
10-6 looking likely to 9-8 in a blink of an eye Cool
Report Gin March 27, 2021 9:58 PM GMT
Report Angela Rebecchi March 27, 2021 9:58 PM GMT
WINONA !
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:01 PM GMT
Gin's here! LoveLoveLove
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:02 PM GMT
What a cho0ke from brittle Bazzz
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:04 PM GMT
1.02 in mo00sive danger. Oh Barry you have done some stuff in your time but this would top the lot...
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:05 PM GMT
Laying Ron here and hoping 4 Bazza
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:06 PM GMT
Oh my Gwaaaan Bazaaaaa
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:07 PM GMT
1.11 at least busted either way
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:10 PM GMT
Mo000sive win ere boys! Rounds on moi!!!
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:13 PM GMT
Oh Bazza all that thought 4 that ....
Report peckerdunne March 27, 2021 10:16 PM GMT
me too,

Winning line phobia Baz
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:18 PM GMT
1.02 busted either way
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:18 PM GMT
Imagine Bazza got a snooker and cleared. I could retire ....
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:19 PM GMT
FFS, Baz
Report Angela Rebecchi March 27, 2021 10:19 PM GMT
WOW
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:19 PM GMT
Barry Barry Barry
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:21 PM GMT
Shot baz
Report wondersobright March 27, 2021 10:21 PM GMT
pink & black premium for snooks
Report wondersobright March 27, 2021 10:22 PM GMT
fancy him to get a killer 1 soon
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:22 PM GMT
So close to a in off
Report wondersobright March 27, 2021 10:22 PM GMT
fouldsy called it bob
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:23 PM GMT
Yup so close
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:24 PM GMT
Not very often you see less than 4/1 being taken beyond snookers required, even if it is only 1
Report wondersobright March 27, 2021 10:24 PM GMT
Sad
Report wondersobright March 27, 2021 10:24 PM GMT
that is so barry
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:24 PM GMT
CryCryCry
Report Angela Rebecchi March 27, 2021 10:24 PM GMT
Fair choke Bazza Laugh

1.02    £202        £1,323
1.03    £202        £17,904
1.04    £434        £10,684
1.05    £2        £5,203
1.06    £602        £6,037
1.07    £2        £6,546
1.08    £600        £9,265
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:24 PM GMT
The whole thing has been so Barry
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:24 PM GMT
Yeah market was in meltdown Lats
Report Angela Rebecchi March 27, 2021 10:25 PM GMT

Mar 27, 2021 -- 5:24PM, Latalomne wrote:


Not very often you see less than 4/1 being taken beyond snookers required, even if it is only 1


Especially against Ron.

Report peckerdunne March 27, 2021 10:26 PM GMT
should have got the foul really, missed a sitter
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:29 PM GMT
Indeed.

Hopefully Robbo ensures Ronnie keeps up this season's sparkling finals record tomorrow.
Report bobweenit March 27, 2021 10:29 PM GMT
ExcitedLaughLaughLaugh
Report johnnythebull March 27, 2021 10:29 PM GMT
that was unreal..9-6..47-0..misses a not difficult pot and all of a sudden it's deja vu all over againWink

in his interview the other day when questioned re the Rocket..he said..yeah,haven't beaten him in 20 yrs

the Rocket got MEGA lucky there..too full of hubris and carefree

gotta concentrate from the get-go for the whole match

not short of nerve and can still play a bit

still think he takes Robbo out 2moro
Report Kriskin March 27, 2021 10:35 PM GMT
Barry Barry what did u do.  He definitely knows how to lose matches when he is in control
Report peckerdunne March 27, 2021 10:36 PM GMT
brilliant

Ronnie, nah glad to get out of Milton keynes its like a category A prison that place, ive seen enough of them over the years...LaughLaugh
Report Latalomne March 27, 2021 10:41 PM GMT
I wish they'd stop talking about "all week" and "a great run to get to the semis".  You've won one match to get here!  OK, technically you've won a lot more matches over the course of the season to get here, but you know what I mean.
Report wisewords March 27, 2021 11:47 PM GMT
Bazza

1.02            £1,323
1.03            £17,904
1.04            £10,684
1.05            £5,203
1.06            £6,037
1.07            £6,546
1.08            £9,265
1.09            £1,778
1.1            £1,443

wowzers
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 10:15 AM BST
Ronnie leads Robbo 14-8 in the H2H, but Ronnie is 6-0 in matches over more than BO11.  Ronnie's won 129 frames to Robbo's 108 overall from a possible 272 frames that could have been played in their meetings.

Over the season as a whole, Robbo is very slightly outscoring Ronnie, but there's only a gnat's tadger in it.

This week, Ronnie has made 17x 50s from 37 frames played, converting 2 into tons, while Robbo has made 14x 50s from 28 frames played, converting 6 into tons.

Ronnie is 0-4 in finals this season to Robbo's 1-2.

Unquestionably, Ronnie should have been dispatched last night by Baz, but once again Baz's frailties of old resurfaced.  He'd done so much right in the match and still couldn't get over the line.  Robbo is guilty from time to time of trying to be too clever.  Undoubtedly he's at his best when he's positive, as we've seen in the two matches he's played this week.  The only downside to that in this match-up is that the pressure is going to be on for him to score when his chances come, because if he doesn't, Ronnie will punish any mistakes.  It does concern me slightly that he might feel forced down the more negative path as a result.... 

If it's an open game, it has the potential to be an absolute cracker.
Report gobelins March 28, 2021 10:42 AM BST
The big problem for me with O'Sullivan is that he has been unable to raise his level in those 4 finals this season, and that is so unlike him. There has been an expectation, before each of them, that he would, as he always does, but he hasn't. This match is potentially massive for Robertson, going forward, as he has geared the whole 2nd half of his season around this tournament and Sheffield. It looks like the penny has finally dropped for him regarding preparation for The Crucible, even if it has taken COVID for him to realise this. He has looked so fresh in his previous 2 matches, and if he can stay positive (and I agree that this is a big 'if' especially if it goes close), then I think he starts slight favourite. He still seems a little in awe of O'Sullivan at times, and the head-to-head put up is a worry for matches played over a reasonable distance, but with a gun to my head I'd pick Robertson - so I've had a small bet on him at odds-against on here.
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 1:28 PM BST
Scruffy as start....
Report bobweenit March 28, 2021 1:34 PM BST
Ronald on the bridle today. Will want this against Robbo and will want to put his last few finals to bed.
Report bobweenit March 28, 2021 1:34 PM BST
And let's be honest a big thing when betting on Ron is deciding he he bothered about winning.
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 1:44 PM BST
Much better from Robbo
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 1:46 PM BST
Not sure what Ronnie's done to be 7 ticks shorter at 1-1 than he was at 0-0....
Report bobweenit March 28, 2021 1:49 PM BST
Showed some intent that he wants to bt sha ggy from sco00by doo
Report bobweenit March 28, 2021 1:52 PM BST
Oh bo00cket oh bo00tiful bucket
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 1:53 PM BST
Filthy middle bucket.
Report bobweenit March 28, 2021 1:55 PM BST
These Bags wider than Gro00nts Xl under armour tracksuit bottoms
Report bobweenit March 28, 2021 1:56 PM BST
And trust me ze Gro00nt goes for comfort over styleGrinLaugh
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 1:56 PM BST
LaughLaughLaugh
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 2:07 PM BST
Looking like a high-grade affair after the iffy start.
Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 2:54 PM BST

Mar 28, 2021 -- 7:55AM, bobweenit wrote:


These Bags wider than Gro00nts Xl under armour tracksuit bottoms


Laugh

Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 2:56 PM BST
tough red to pink
Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 2:56 PM BST
played nicely
Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 2:57 PM BST
4-2 poodleson
Report johnnythebull March 28, 2021 3:00 PM BST
the Rocket playing like a handjob..poor break offs letting Robbo in

u ain't playing any muppet today bellend
Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 3:01 PM BST
should take a leaf out of a fellow class o'92 member Grin
Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 3:02 PM BST
mark j has been an uber conservative break off merchant since the rona struck
Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 3:08 PM BST
these side camera angles are fkin dogsh1t
Report johnnythebull March 28, 2021 3:09 PM BST
concentrate Ronnie,stop giving easy openings to a frigging good player and you can take out this 80s Aussie surfer
Report johnnythebull March 28, 2021 3:16 PM BST
done it again
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 3:34 PM BST
Should be a decent evening.  4-4
Report johnnythebull March 28, 2021 3:35 PM BST
played well to nick that 8th frame to level up..full on concentration,brah and it's yours
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 7:16 PM BST
This is a rubbish start
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 7:25 PM BST
Took them really well in the end.
Report starkeycars March 28, 2021 7:40 PM BST
Ronnie already sulking yet another final defeat come on  harpo !
Report johnnythebull March 28, 2021 7:47 PM BST
he's gonna get mullered
he's playing far too good a player to be taking liberties
gone at the game
Report johnnythebull March 28, 2021 8:10 PM BST
Selby and O'Sullivan are wasting their time going within a million miles of Sheffield
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 8:14 PM BST
Robbo's been superb, TBF.
Report peckerdunne March 28, 2021 8:16 PM BST
another perfect session of snooker, this months reel is good..Laugh
Report Baulkline March 28, 2021 8:16 PM BST
If you are potting well and have also having the run of the balls you're unbeatable.
Brilliant performance from Robertson
Report peckerdunne March 28, 2021 8:34 PM BST
Ronnie, you should have give that brush to Neil...............Laugh
Report bobweenit March 28, 2021 8:36 PM BST
Wow Robbo done a number on him here. Wasn't expecting this. Another final defeat for Ronald of Chiggers
Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 8:50 PM BST
6.2-6.4 for the worlds any thoughts
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 8:53 PM BST
Maybe he's been saving his energy for The Crucible?!?  Laugh
Report wondersobright March 28, 2021 8:56 PM BST
Grin
Report Latalomne March 28, 2021 9:06 PM BST
In all seriousness, on the face of it, it's an awful price, but that doesn't mean he won't trade considerably shorter.
Report johnnythebull March 28, 2021 9:06 PM BST
this has been a clinic

merciless from Robbo

Ronnie,hang your boots up pal..u've had a good run

but u've got no game now

ur level is bang average

ur attitude stinks..we've had enough of your whingeing

on ur bike and thx 4 the memories
Report wisewords March 28, 2021 9:16 PM BST
when Ronnie tries to flick the switch these days it isn't there at the moment?
Report bobweenit March 28, 2021 9:53 PM BST

Mar 28, 2021 -- 3:06PM, johnnythebull wrote:


this has been a clinicmerciless from RobboRonnie,hang your boots up pal..u've had a good runbut u've got no game nowur level is bang averageur attitude stinks..we've had enough of your whingeingon ur bike and thx 4 the memories


Grin

Report elisjohn March 29, 2021 7:14 AM BST
thing is even if ronnie is finished and gone , there only 3 players that youd expect to beat him trump robbo and selby, and even then he beat selby last year and hammered wilson ,and ronnie i think wasnt very good then imo, and this year robbo and trump in seperate draw to him, and hes seems to go to all the finals this season, might not win it , but near 6/1  Cool
Report Latalomne March 29, 2021 11:45 AM BST
I don't disagree entirely, but as a standalone win price, it's very short given what he's managed this season.  I do agree there's a pretty good chance he will go lower.  The Ronnie fanboys will make sure of it.

Throughout the entirety of yesterday's match, he was at the very lower end of the shortest you could possibly make him at any given stage, and several times you could have laid a few ticks lower here than was readily available with the books - even when it should have been obvious to the biggest fanboy going that Robbo was extremely likely to prevail.
Report gjohn101 March 29, 2021 11:54 AM BST
How low would that 6s go and how quickly? Ronnie could muller some hapless mug 10-0 with 5 tons and the usual hype might take it down to 4s maybe. But i think judd will still be favourite and if robbo continues his form his price will dip too. So doesn't feel like a few years to me when ronnie could go 6/4 or lower on the back of one match. Also think he could be ever so slightly vulnerable against mcgill should they meet, but that's another story.
Report wondersobright March 29, 2021 1:52 PM BST
ronnie has form for going early in the worlds don't be put off if you want to lay outright
Report wondersobright March 29, 2021 1:53 PM BST
lost @ 1/20 in 1st round 2 years ago
Report wondersobright March 29, 2021 1:53 PM BST
judd also lost @ 1/20 in 1st round to mcleod going back a few years
Report wondersobright March 29, 2021 1:59 PM BST
there's no chance of anything like 6/4 after round 1 unless multiple casualties judd, selby, robbo etc
Report Richard LL March 29, 2021 2:23 PM BST
Given the world's draw and the form they've showed in this tournament, Higgins, Selby and even Trump look better lays at the chocs than ROS and if all 4 top seeds do get to the Semis, he could well be vying for favouritism with Trump.
Am I right in thinking not all the qualifiers are even in the market yet?Plain
Report thegiggilo March 29, 2021 2:41 PM BST
O'sullivan looks like he's in the semis already,Mc gill and Ding or Maguire to beat he couldn't have picked a better draw for himself players that he has beaten all the time..If mark allen or williams gets through he will be 6/4 tops and iff trump and robertson are out he'll be odds on.
Report gobelins March 29, 2021 6:12 PM BST
It's very dangerous thinking like that thegiggilo until we see the full draw. Someone like A.Carter or Zhou could easily take him out in R1, and McGill is likely to trouble him in R2 should they meet. And, O'Sullivan's playing schedule this season would be a big concern for me. It is highly likely to catch up with him at Sheffield.
Report gjohn101 March 29, 2021 7:27 PM BST
Won't have to worry about A.Carter anyway gobe, soon as Pang Junxu takes him out Wink

Not really sure i understand ronnies playing schedule this season though, is it "just play in everything while crowds are gone and i can enjoy the peace and quiet" sort of thing? Maybe make no difference but think i'd prefer him going in fresher anyway.
Report gobelins March 29, 2021 8:25 PM BST
Haha, yes that's a nasty one for The Captain, especially over 11 frames. Yes, I think O'Sullivan has basically played in everything because it has all been in the UK, behind closed doors, and he's thought he was bound to win a couple of tournaments. There have been times this season when he has looked jaded, and he hasn't enjoyed any natural breaks from competition, as he has in previous years, when there has been a tournament in China, Germany or Gibraltar etc.
Report gjohn101 March 29, 2021 8:47 PM BST
I suppose he didnt play in the German this year or shootout so did skip a couple. Gibraltar too, though only cos he withdrew late after the players. And as to why he'd bother farting his way through the league or series or whatever it was, no idea on that front. Said before i think conditions helped him last year, I've no doubt he appreciated the near empty arena more than most, so won't have that factor on his side this time. Theppy was a lovely R1 draw too, a nice practice round to ease your way into the competition. A carter/mcgill combo would at least push him out of his comfort zone, take a bit out of him. So R1 draw could be quite significant i think.
Report gobelins March 29, 2021 9:13 PM BST
He probably missed The German as you had to pre-qualify, and he won't do that any more, even if it was to played the Cat A prison that is Milton Keynes! I've got big negatives against everyone, so I have to get one badly wrong...unless it's License picking the trophy up on 3rd May Cool
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