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12 Mar 23 08:43
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With hardly anyone in great form Ding, Murphy & Allen must have a chance this year?
Class of 92 showing signs of age and questions to be asked over Trump, Sslby and Robertson.
In the tier below Wilson (both of them) and Hawkins could run a big race but surely aren’t good enough to win it.
Who have I missed out?
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Report Angela Rebecchi May 1, 2023 2:11 PM BST
Incredible from Luca
Report A_T May 1, 2023 2:12 PM BST
that was fckin awesome
Report loui May 1, 2023 2:13 PM BST
Wonderful play, totally zoned in
Report Senyatta May 1, 2023 2:18 PM BST
just tuned in 13-8 wow. brilliant. on selby now at 4.8. hopefully brecel can keep this standard up would be one of the greatest crucible stories of all time
Report loui May 1, 2023 2:20 PM BST
Shot of the tournament, the Luca Brecel show
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 2:31 PM BST
It would be a really wonderful achievement if Luca does go on to triumph.
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 2:59 PM BST
1.5 Luca, quite a shift after that last frame.
Report Angela Rebecchi May 1, 2023 3:22 PM BST
Luca missed that by a mile
Report BornToWin May 1, 2023 3:23 PM BST
Pretty early clinchers disease, a bad sign.

Suppose he comes and goes anyway.
Report Angela Rebecchi May 1, 2023 3:26 PM BST
Monster frame and he knows it. 14-9 and 13-10 will feel like a world of difference !
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 3:32 PM BST
Hazel, " just how formidable a man is Mark Selby? "

Zzzz Give it a rest love.
Report Angela Rebecchi May 1, 2023 3:44 PM BST
Unreal break from Luca to win that frame. Don't think anyone else on tour would have done that.
Report Angela Rebecchi May 1, 2023 3:45 PM BST
Would be great for snooker he keeps this up and wins !
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 3:46 PM BST
It would be great, Luca hits straight back with a ton plus.

Go Luca.
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 3:47 PM BST
1.33.
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 4:13 PM BST
What a lovely little knock that was.

15-10
1.23 Luca.
Report leazes67 May 1, 2023 4:22 PM BST
A joy to watch this bloke.
Report Wesdag May 1, 2023 4:24 PM BST
He's like a hustler.
Love this guy.
Report Senyatta May 1, 2023 5:32 PM BST
surely he'll close it out? bookies still have selby around the 4/1 mark so give him every chance hope they're wrong. the last frame there was a massive one
Report Wesdag May 1, 2023 5:36 PM BST
So should've Si.
Report Senyatta May 1, 2023 5:41 PM BST
ya. brecel was about 50 on here the last night...i was betting away wondering why his odds were so big until i realised the bbc were about 2 frames behind. only realised when they turned the coverage off altogether and switched back to eurosp. never again
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 5:46 PM BST
Fair play to Brecel hes played well and outplayed him most of this match
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 5:47 PM BST
Selby has tried to get in his head as well but failed so far

Ironic that its against a very volatile player as well
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 6:24 PM BST
full grind mode tonight from selby, wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if he turned it around, first frame is a must for selby though
Report Wesdag May 1, 2023 6:37 PM BST
Selby needs some finishing line pressure to affect Brecel.

If Brecel keeps clearing up from Selby's his mistakes, he's got no chance
Report CCD. May 1, 2023 7:09 PM BST
Functional from Rob Walker. Just getting em out there... Can Selby grind like never before and take his fifth World crown.
Report CCD. May 1, 2023 7:10 PM BST
Surely the biggest challenge Selby has ever faced...
Report CCD. May 1, 2023 7:26 PM BST
For me has to win the next three in a row to have chance...
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 7:54 PM BST
The courtsiders got in there.
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 7:55 PM BST
I bet there's a few in the crowd who are punting on here.
Report england_v_south_afri May 1, 2023 8:25 PM BST
Yep slippy there the ones whos phones keep going off LaughLaughLaugh
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 8:30 PM BST
Very possibly! Grin

Selby getting bang on it now.
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 8:33 PM BST
just don't see brecel bottling it though, and he will get his chance at some point
Report england_v_south_afri May 1, 2023 8:34 PM BST
Chance to regroup at the interval.
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:05 PM BST
Selby is the only guy to make a 147 in a world final though Happy

All those fast paced attacking players can't say that
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 9:05 PM BST
The balls sweetly set for another Selby frame.
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:06 PM BST
If he gets to within one again will Brecel crumble this close to the end?
Report BornToWin May 1, 2023 9:07 PM BST
Selby not grinding him down though. Hes playing at pace and attacking. Should done that from the start.
Report Angela Rebecchi May 1, 2023 9:13 PM BST
1.04 to 1.7 on Luca. It's been a crazy tournament for come backs !
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:14 PM BST
Selby needs the next as well though

15-16 after being 10-15 and 11-16....
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 9:18 PM BST
This is engrossing snooker. A tremendous fightback.
Report Senyatta May 1, 2023 9:21 PM BST
looks like brecel will be out to 9/4 if this goes 16-16. mad stuff
Report Angela Rebecchi May 1, 2023 9:26 PM BST

May 1, 2023 -- 9:13PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


1.04 to 1.7 on Luca. It's been a crazy tournament for come backs !


To 2.3 ! New fav !

Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 9:26 PM BST
Flip flop, Selby favourite now.
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:27 PM BST
still think brecel wins it
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 9:27 PM BST
What a comeback, absolutely superlative.
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:28 PM BST
Mental
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:28 PM BST
16-16 and Brecel might not pot another ball haha
Report Shamus May 1, 2023 9:30 PM BST
the TV is going straight off if Selby wins this!

Luca needs to find some inspiration second wind from some where.
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 9:30 PM BST
1.71 Selby.
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:31 PM BST
if luca snooker gets his chance amongst the balls i still see him taking it
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:31 PM BST
If you felt that strongly shamus should have backed Selby at ,10-15
Report Shamus May 1, 2023 9:33 PM BST
I`ve not had a bet mate..Just watching so what is money
Report Senyatta May 1, 2023 9:33 PM BST
this is the chance now brecel come on
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:33 PM BST
come on luca heres your chance
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:35 PM BST
no bottling here
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 9:37 PM BST
No, this is a great chance. Balls set up to win in this visit.
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:37 PM BST
cool as a cucumber
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:38 PM BST
Should win it now
Report CCD. May 1, 2023 9:40 PM BST
I fell asleep...and woke up to this. Woah. Come on Luca! Dig in!
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:40 PM BST
whoever wins this frame probably wins match
Report CCD. May 1, 2023 9:42 PM BST
Some final...
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:44 PM BST
Really wanted Selby to level it

But Brecel has really shown he can hang with the best
Report Shamus May 1, 2023 9:44 PM BST
Good shot that under circumstances...Selby been Selbyed
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:45 PM BST
you lucky f cker
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:45 PM BST
you lucky f cker
Report Knight Commander May 1, 2023 9:45 PM BST
FFS Shocked
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:45 PM BST
massive miss...
Report Shamus May 1, 2023 9:46 PM BST
not so lucky f cker
Report Knight Commander May 1, 2023 9:46 PM BST
Justice Wink
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 9:48 PM BST
All over for me

Selby needed that frame
Report CCD. May 1, 2023 9:48 PM BST
Bad miss
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:49 PM BST
you just knew luca wouldn't miss an easy ball
Report Senyatta May 1, 2023 9:51 PM BST
huge frame for brecel. means he'll almost certainly get a chance to win it. the worry was if that went level he wouldn't
Report Senyatta May 1, 2023 9:51 PM BST
huge frame for brecel. means he'll almost certainly get a chance to win it. the worry was if that went level he wouldn't
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 9:58 PM BST
he won't  bottle it
Report Shamus May 1, 2023 10:01 PM BST
Hey Luca...That is the shot!
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 10:02 PM BST
Luca has deserved it, not long now hopefully.
Report SontaranStratagem May 1, 2023 10:04 PM BST
Frustrating after he had 300 points without reply

But congrats to Bracel
Report Senyatta May 1, 2023 10:05 PM BST
what a great championship well done brecel
Report pandora1963 May 1, 2023 10:05 PM BST
luca snooker world champ
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 10:05 PM BST
Amazing performance, well done Luca.
Report Gutless Wonder May 1, 2023 10:06 PM BST
Very enjoyable final  - brilliant from Luca
Report Angela Rebecchi May 1, 2023 10:07 PM BST
Great match. Touch of class from Selby too !
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 10:07 PM BST
Lovely job.
Report england_v_south_afri May 1, 2023 10:10 PM BST
Fantastic scenes. Well done Luca Snooker !!!
Report BornToWin May 1, 2023 10:10 PM BST
Cracking win for the Belgian Bullet.

3rd non British Isles winner since 1980.
Report Wesdag May 1, 2023 10:11 PM BST
This guy plays snooker as it should be played.

Must say Hendry is the daddy re commentating - he knows his onions.
Report england_v_south_afri May 1, 2023 10:12 PM BST
Agree Hendry is superb in the comm box.
Report alun2005 May 1, 2023 10:12 PM BST
Gentlemen, I have a message to pass on from the much-missed GrantCKing :

"I never believed in my wildest dreams I'd see the dw*rf with tatts as world champion".

Message ends.
Report Shamus May 1, 2023 10:18 PM BST
Good Game!!
Report CCD. May 1, 2023 10:23 PM BST
Well. There we are!
Report CCD. May 1, 2023 10:24 PM BST
It was a good tournament. Cheerio all.
Report england_v_south_afri May 1, 2023 10:28 PM BST
Great tournament. GN all !!
Report SlippyBlue May 1, 2023 11:11 PM BST
Same time next year people.
Report Winja May 1, 2023 11:14 PM BST
after luca beat ronnie all i could see was ronnie doing what he sometimes does rather than luca being brilliant but to be fair luca has played like the late great alex higgins this tournament....not much thought into strategy and if he loses position after a pot just manufacture another way of potting the next ball......been enjoyable to watch and perhaps i should have taken more notice that his moment had arrived....well done luca..
Report Wesdag May 2, 2023 2:05 AM BST
Ironically, I think this guy could could evolve the game in the same way AH did.
Although Ronnie is the best break builder ever, this guy can pot stuff I've not seen before.
Plays snooker like it's pool would be my take.
Report peckerdunne May 2, 2023 2:10 PM BST
So true Grant, it's a joke innit.

Bucketville 23 winner is Luca Brecel

Let's be honest here folks in the cold light of day.

What a Farce of a tournament..... this have been
Report peckerdunne May 2, 2023 2:13 PM BST
When Mark Selby is taking on and  cutting balls in from middle of black cushion, all you be d to inow.

He was wasnt anywhere near his best but almost did it anyway.
Report gjohn101 May 2, 2023 2:34 PM BST
My moment of the championship:

Selby playing one along the cushion in sf against Allen, Parrott says this is a tough one, any touch at all on the near jaw and this doesn't go in. 30 seconds later: red strikes cushion a good inch before the near jaw and still drops, cue a bit of mumbling and muttering from Parrott and Taylor in comms box and all proceed on their merry way. Nothing to see here folks, proper tight pockets. It's a wonder any player makes a 50 break at all, just lucky the standard is so incredibly high.
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