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Latalomne
29 Oct 23 21:35
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Qs start tomorrow at 1000.  BO7s, 4 waves of 3 matches in the main between tomorrow and Thursday night.
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Report Latalomne December 14, 2023 11:32 PM GMT
4-1 Cabby over Rory
Report Latalomne December 14, 2023 11:33 PM GMT
4x 80 breaks for Cabby
Report Latalomne December 14, 2023 11:53 PM GMT
Kyren is one spawny feck
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:03 AM GMT
If he clears up here
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:04 AM GMT
wtf
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 12:05 AM GMT
GITH, 3-2 Waco
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:05 AM GMT
Wakelin taking the pi$$ now Laugh
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 12:05 AM GMT
(second favourable run of the ball for me this week)
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:05 AM GMT
1.04 on the ropes - who'd have thunk it
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:06 AM GMT
Nice one
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:15 AM GMT
Never the best look for a pro sport - an empty arena and the people who are there leaving halfway through a frame.
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:15 AM GMT
Kyren seething
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:29 AM GMT
Fair play - didn't see that coming. Nice break to finish off.
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 12:29 AM GMT
Amazing.  Didn't see that coming AT ALL from 2-0.  Lovely stuff.  4-2 Waco.
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 12:30 AM GMT
Played some excellent safety, TBF
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:30 AM GMT
Rory needs Wakelin to help with with his centre pocket potting
Report Gutless Wonder December 15, 2023 12:31 AM GMT
Cheers Lat
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 12:31 AM GMT
Night, mate
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 11:50 AM GMT
This first match today is intriguing.  Bar pulling off a surprise win last night against Zhang - and scoring well in the process - Butch has done absolutely nothing of note all season. 

If you strip out all of their tin-pot meetings, Butch leads the H2H 4-1, but most of them are from a time where Butch was playing much better than he generally is now. 

On the season-long numbers, Zhou should be a strong fav.

I'm taken back to the match where Butch pummeled Shon at last season's Masters (6-0) from absolutely nowhere, before going on to get humped himself the next day by Judd, 6-1.

Butch needs to back up last night's win for me, before I start to consider that he might be on the way back.

The value lies with Zhou.
Report Gin December 15, 2023 12:42 PM GMT
It's a sparse looking crowd for a QF! Shocked
Report Gin December 15, 2023 12:48 PM GMT
And a sparse looking forum! Laugh
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 12:53 PM GMT
Indeed, mate, though the latter is to be expected.  You been lurking this week or just absent?
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 12:59 PM GMT
Lady of the house speaking!
Report Gin December 15, 2023 1:11 PM GMT
Have been doing bits and pieces - mixing it up with the cricket.
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 1:13 PM GMT
Fair enough, mate.
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 1:21 PM GMT
2-1 Zhou
Report Gin December 15, 2023 1:22 PM GMT
There's only so many hours you can spend on here! (Getting old PlainGrinGrin
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 1:32 PM GMT
I feel like I've really benefited from cutting out most of weekends (in general) this season, for sure (this one will be a bit different - out later today, will do tomorrow and then miss the first session on Sunday).  The balance is much better.
Report Gin December 15, 2023 1:40 PM GMT
Yeah - that's not a bad idea. I miss a lot of Saturdays anyway as I am a season ticket holder at Bath Rugby. I find Saturday evenings to be generally poor liquidity wise anyway. The flip-side is that I prefer matches with Frame Odds betting which in some tournaments is only QF's onwards (so Friday-Sunday).
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 1:47 PM GMT
I remember you saying before about the rugby.  I just struggle with single table setups in general.  I don't like being sat here wasting my time if matches end up being trains (same reason I struggle to get into cricket, even though it seems more often than not there *are* great trading opportunities - sitting there all day for what was ultimately a train would kill me).  I just feel multiple matches = multiple chances of at least one match having a nice shape to it.
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 1:50 PM GMT
HTAF has Zhou got around the back of that?!?
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 1:53 PM GMT
3-1 Zhou
Report Gin December 15, 2023 1:57 PM GMT
Cricket and snooker are probably the worse two sports to trade from that point of view (ie long matches that can be trains)! By the same token though it probably leads to more opportunities as it's too long for most people -I can get into a position that can take hours to get out of! Grin

I guess we all have our own way of doing things which is a good thing as we are not all chasing the same opportunities.
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 2:10 PM GMT
Yeah, I completely get that, mate.  I guess I am just conditioned to need those quick hits (win/lose - next!) Laugh
Report Latalomne December 15, 2023 2:28 PM GMT
Gwan, Zhou.  4-1.

And on that note, I must away.

Be lucky, all.
Report Gin December 15, 2023 2:29 PM GMT
Cheers Lats.
Report Gin December 15, 2023 3:18 PM GMT
Report Angela Rebecchi December 15, 2023 3:21 PM GMT
Thanks Gin Love
Report Gin December 15, 2023 3:48 PM GMT
No problem! Am just glad that somebody was here to see it! Laugh
Report differentdrum December 16, 2023 10:36 AM GMT
Watched a bit of Higgins this week. Bit bemused by the commentary. It's as if they are willing him over the line as they know he could fall apart at any moment. Now a short priced favourite you wouldn't be at all surprised if he finds a way to throw this chance away.

Hadn't seen Jimmy White for a while. Looked terrible last night.
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 11:50 AM GMT

Dec 15, 2023 -- 3:18PM, Gin wrote:


Was more than a bit surprised when I checked the score at 1530 and it was 4-4!

Anybody watch the other matches?  Anything of interest happen?

Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 11:52 AM GMT
Blimey, looks like Cabby has finally found his scoring boots!
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 1:00 PM GMT
No strong opinions on either match today.

At the start of the week, Cabby would have been a much bigger price against Zhou than he is now, though there is a bit of a drift in progress as I type.  Nothing significant in the H2H.

I have JB as fav for the second match, but at a bigger price than he currently is.  Noppy a bit of value, but not an actual fancy.
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 1:35 PM GMT
Cough stopped play.
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 2:03 PM GMT
Zhou steals on the black after a Cabby shocker, 2-1 Zhou
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 4:40 PM GMT
#shredsville
Report Gin December 16, 2023 4:48 PM GMT
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 4:49 PM GMT
Love
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 4:53 PM GMT
Did Zhou let Butch back in yesterday, mate, or was it of Butch's own making?
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 5:12 PM GMT
Lady of the house speaking!
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 5:16 PM GMT
WOW
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 5:17 PM GMT
Should be 1.01 to 2.0
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 5:18 PM GMT
Can't believe Zhou punched the air when he did against Cabby, of all people!
Report Gutless Wonder December 16, 2023 5:18 PM GMT
The things that can happen etc etc
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 5:18 PM GMT
LoveLoveLove
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 5:26 PM GMT
1.01 Zhou BEATEN
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 6:58 PM GMT
Sub 1.5 JB is too short.
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 7:12 PM GMT
Touching both balls LaughLaughLaugh
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 7:15 PM GMT
Holy fcking $hit, Noppy CryCryCry
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 7:42 PM GMT
So much better than the first frame, 1-1.
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 8:15 PM GMT
V high standard since frame 1, this, 3-1 JB.  Noppy not done much wrong, JB just playing pretty much no-miss snooker.
Report Gutless Wonder December 16, 2023 8:40 PM GMT
After last nights match in the Eurosports studio Ronnie said something like - when JB plays well he wins but when he dosen't play his best he loses. JB replied that Ronnie still winning/world number one skews everyones thinking and if Ron wasn't doing that everyone would be saying how great JB is still playing at 48. JB didn't smile for the rest of the interview. Laugh JB going to show everyone how good he still is!
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 8:48 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaugh
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 8:51 PM GMT
Oh feck off
Report Gutless Wonder December 16, 2023 8:55 PM GMT
Very good Noppon
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 8:55 PM GMT
Brilliant steal, 3-2 JB
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 9:09 PM GMT
Gwan, Noppy Lad.  Tree-Tree.
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 9:28 PM GMT
Cry
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 9:36 PM GMT
Noppy Lad Love
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 9:54 PM GMT
Superb stuff, 5-3 Noppy.
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 9:57 PM GMT
Class
Report Gutless Wonder December 16, 2023 10:11 PM GMT
shocker
Report Gutless Wonder December 16, 2023 10:21 PM GMT
played Noppon
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 10:21 PM GMT
That was absolutely out of the top drawer from 1-3.  Clinical in the extreme.  6-3.  1.07 JB BEATEN.
Report Latalomne December 16, 2023 10:26 PM GMT
Bless him, his nose is streaming doing this interview!

Hope he's able to keep his emotions in check tomorrow.
Report differentdrum December 16, 2023 11:11 PM GMT
Unless Higgins sorts out the mental side seems unlikely he will win again. The other players must see how fragile he is now. Plays every shot as if his life depends on it.
Report Latalomne December 17, 2023 7:48 AM GMT
Out for the first session today, but I think it's a sit on yer hands job anyway. 

Purely on the numbers, Noppy should just be edging favouritism, like he is, but there was so much emotion coursing through him at the end yesterday, there has to be a chance he'll be suffering some kind of comedown today, now the adrenaline has drained.  Chances are, he won't have slept very well either.

Remarkably, they've not played one another for a decade!  Both times they have met, Cabby has emerged victorious, but there's been a lot of water under the bridge since then, and Noppy has better than halved the rate at which he makes 50s, so it's completely irrelevant to today's contest.

Hopefully it's still tight going into tonight.
Report Angela Rebecchi December 17, 2023 1:20 PM GMT
Cabby takes the 1st. Noppy 1.63 out to 2.2 in a first to 9 !
Report Angela Rebecchi December 17, 2023 1:43 PM GMT
Cabby takes the 2nd. Noppy all at sea at the moment.
Report Angela Rebecchi December 17, 2023 1:52 PM GMT
Can see Cabby taking the next 2. Has that feel about it.
Report Angela Rebecchi December 17, 2023 2:13 PM GMT
3-0 Cabby
Report Angela Rebecchi December 17, 2023 2:21 PM GMT
Noppy strikes back after Cabby was super unlucky to plant a red in when potting a blue and splitting up the reds ! Noppy likely to regroup and feel less shackled now he is behind ! Hope so as taken Cabby on at 1.4x
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 2:55 PM GMT
4-1 Cabby ---Pretty much one way traffic so far - that Noppy miss to middle frame 4 thought had done him. Not much changed so far after MSI. Some of Noppy shots mile away.
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 3:06 PM GMT
5-1 - Another nice break from Wilson
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 3:20 PM GMT
6-1
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 3:37 PM GMT
Looked like 7-1 but a lovely little break from Noppy grabs one back 6-2.
Report Latalomne December 17, 2023 6:54 PM GMT
Surely to goodness Noppy wasn't 1.63 SP?!?  CrazyCrazyCrazy  He was mid-high 1.7s when I went out, and that was short enough, even if he came out and replicated his form of last night!

1537 is quite an early finish for the afternoon sesh, so hopefully he's well rested to give it a go tonight.  Make it competitive at least! (please)
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 7:06 PM GMT
Put a few quid on Nop 1 down Cry Hopefully Nop got some advice from JB on how to deal with cab drivers.
TBF Wilson been very good amongst the balls.
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 7:08 PM GMT
Need Nop on a five frame run like yesterday
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 7:15 PM GMT
ffs - Carry on Cabby it is ----  7-2
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 7:27 PM GMT
7-3
Report Latalomne December 17, 2023 7:45 PM GMT
Noppy LIVES
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 8:06 PM GMT
shot from Wilson-- 8-4
Report Latalomne December 17, 2023 8:38 PM GMT
Lunacy from Cabby
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 8:48 PM GMT
8-5
Report Latalomne December 17, 2023 9:05 PM GMT
Hopefully Noppy can do a Zhang and kick on from here.
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 9:05 PM GMT
GSM 9-5 Gary Wilson
Report Gutless Wonder December 17, 2023 9:06 PM GMT
Good to have some different people in a final
Report Angela Rebecchi December 17, 2023 9:12 PM GMT
Cabby deserved that on todays play. Great tournament. Wish we had formats like this every week
Report Gin December 18, 2023 2:55 PM GMT
It looks like I missed a couple of interesting matches (Sat night/ Sunday)!

As gutless says, it's good to see somebody different winning - I could never have foreseen Cabby retaining the title.

Anyway , that's it now for Christmas (I don't get involved in Qualifiers), so I hope you all have a great Christmas and will see you all the other side. Cool
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