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Wilson into Crucible final after fluke settles incredible decider with McGill

Kyren Wilson wins 17-16 after wild final frame ends 103-83Anthony McGill says place in final ‘stolen by snooker gods’Kyren Wilson won one of the wildest frames in snooker history to beat Anthony McGill 17-16 and advance to his first world championship …

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Mark Selby edges ahead of O’Sullivan in world championship semi-final

Rocket trails 9-7 after starting the day 5-3 upKyren Wilson and Anthony McGill all-square at 8-8Mark Selby turned the tables on a frustrated Ronnie O’Sullivan as he fought back to take a 9-7 lead in their world championship semi-final.Selby, who had ma…

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Defending world snooker champion Judd Trump beaten by Kyren Wilson

World No 1 beaten 13-9 by Wilson in quarter-finalsMark Selby wins 12-7 against Neil RobertsonThe defending champion Judd Trump crashed out of the world championship after a 13-9 defeat against the eighth seed Kyren Wilson. Trump became the 18th player …

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Defending world snooker champion Judd Trump beaten by Kyren Wilson

World No 1 beaten 13-9 by Wilson in quarter-finalsMark Selby wins 12-7 against Neil RobertsonThe defending champion Judd Trump crashed out of the world championship after a 13-9 defeat against the eighth seed Kyren Wilson. Trump became the 18th player …

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Judd Trump edges through to join Selby and Williams in quarter-finals

Reigning champion scrapes past Yan Bingtao 13-11Selby 13-12 Saengkham; Williams 13-11 BinghamJudd Trump edged into the quarter-finals with a nervy 13-11 victory over Yan Bingtao, joining former champions Mark Selby and Mark Williams in the last eight o…

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Judd Trump edges through to join Selby and Williams in quarter-finals

Reigning champion scrapes past Yan Bingtao 13-11Selby 13-12 Saengkham; Williams 13-11 BinghamJudd Trump edged into the quarter-finals with a nervy 13-11 victory over Yan Bingtao, joining former champions Mark Selby and Mark Williams in the last eight o…

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Judd Trump edges through to join Selby and Williams in quarter-finals

Reigning champion scrapes past Yan Bingtao 13-11Selby 13-12 Saengkham; Williams 13-11 BinghamJudd Trump edged into the quarter-finals with a nervy 13-11 victory over Yan Bingtao, joining former champions Mark Selby and Mark Williams in the last eight o…

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Mark Allen and Shaun Murphy crash out of world championship on day of shocks

No4 seed Allen beaten by world No89 Jamie ClarkeMurphy loses 10-4 to Thailand’s Noppon SaengkhamMark Allen, the No4 seed, joined Shaun Murphy in crashing out of the World Snooker Championship on a day of major shocks at the Crucible.Allen, widely regar…

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Mark Selby suffers shock World Snooker Championship defeat by Gary Wilson

• Three-time champion beaten 13-10 by former taxi driver• Wilson made breaks of 86 and 92 to see out match in styleThe three-time champion Mark Selby tumbled out of the 2019 World Championship after losing 13-10 to Gary Wilson in their second-round mat…

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Defending world champion Mark Selby knocked out in first round by Joe Perry

• Perry dominates world No 1 to win 10-4• Selby had won three of last four world titlesMark Selby suffered a huge shock on the first day of the world championship at the Crucible in Sheffield, losing 10-4 to Joe Perry.The Cambridgehire-based Perry…

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The Jester smiles at last: Mark Selby steps out from Leicester City’s shadow | Barry Glendenning

Last year’s world title win at the Crucible was overshadowed in the world No1’s home town by the achievements of Claudio Ranieri and co. Not this time around

Few nicknames are more unsuitable than that with which Mark Selby has been saddled for reasons of rhyming convenience. It’s not that the “Jester from Leicester” is not funny, but the image of him prancing about in a harlequin hat festooned with bells is little short of ludicrous.

Polite and likeable, he is a difficult read and when it’s put to him that his win in last year’s world snooker championship was rather overshadowed by his local football team winning the Premier League on the same night, he couldn’t agree more.

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Mark Selby retains world title after gritty victory over John Higgins

• Defending champion wins 18-15 to lift trophy for the third time
• Selby joins select band by keeping his crown

What a difference a day makes. Mark Selby, completely unrecognisable from the wan, bottomed-out facsimile of himself who trailed 10-4 at one stage during this final, recovered to win his third world championship in four years. Along with Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan, he is now one of a select band of four players to retain the title during its fabled 40-year residency at the Crucible Theatre.

Related: Mark Selby beats John Higgins to win world snooker championship – as it happened

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Mark Selby retains world title after gritty victory over John Higgins

• Defending champion wins 18-15 to lift trophy for the third time
• Selby joins select band by keeping his crown

What a difference a day makes. Mark Selby, completely unrecognisable from the wan, bottomed-out facsimile of himself who trailed 10-4 at one stage during this final, recovered to win his third world championship in four years. Along with Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan, he is now one of a select band of four players to retain the title during its fabled 40-year residency at the Crucible Theatre.

Related: Mark Selby beats John Higgins to win world snooker championship – as it happened

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Mark Selby battles back but still trails John Higgins in tense world final

• Defending champion wins last three frames of the day to trail 10-7
• Higgins’ break of 141 in fourth frame is joint highest in final’s history

Mark Selby has much to do if he is to join Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan in the elite club of champions to have successfully defended the world snooker title at the Crucible Theatre.

The 33-year-old trails the four-times champion John Higgins 10-7 after two sessions of this best-of-35-frames final but was at times so out of sorts he will have gone to bed mightily relieved the deficit he must overcome is not a great deal more.

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Mark Selby fired up for world final but wary of veteran John Higgins

• Defending champion beats Ding Junhui 17-15 in semi-final
• John Higgins joins Selby in final but admits: ‘I need to raise my game’

Mark Selby said it would be a dream come true to become a three-times world champion after he set up a Crucible final showdown with John Higgins.

The emotion of reaching another world championship final was clear as Selby bellowed “Come on!” and struck the table once he crossed the winning line against Ding Junhui.

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John Higgins eyes ‘greatest title’ as Ding Junhui battles against Mark Selby

• Defending champion pegged back as semi-final all-square at 12-12
• Higgins leads Barry Hawkins 10-6 in other semi-final

John Higgins says winning a fifth world title would be his greatest snooker feat as he closes in on another Crucible final.

The Scot went from 5-3 ahead of Barry Hawkins to build a 10-6 overnight lead in their best-of-33-frames semi-final at the World Championship. He has landed world titles in 1998, 2007, 2009 and 2011 but feared his days as a contender for the biggest prizes in snooker were over.

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Ding Junhui takes 5-3 overnight lead on Mark Selby in Crucible semi-final

• 2016 finalist comes back from 3-2 down to seize initiative
• World No1 had only dropped 11 frames en route to last four

The 2016 champion Mark Selby was left with plenty to think about overnight following an enthralling first session of his world championship semi-final with China’s Ding Junhui.

There was little to split the pair in Sheffield on Thursday before Ding, who lost against Selby in the final last year, won the final three frames to secure a 5-3 advantage.

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Mark Selby in World Championship semi-finals after defeat of Marco Fu

• Cueman fired 143 total clearance in the penultimate frame of his victory
• Selby moves into pole position for highest break of the tournament

Mark Selby produced a “freaky break” that could bring him a £10,000 bonus on his way to reaching the snooker World Championship semi-finals.

The Leicester cueman fired a 143 total clearance in the penultimate frame of his 13-3 victory over Marco Fu.

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Marco Fu edges out Neil Robertson to set up quarter-final against Mark Selby

• World No8 defeats former world champion 13-11 in tense contest
• Chinese player will next meet the world No1 on Wednesday

Marco Fu won a thrilling last-16 meeting with Neil Robertson to set up a World Championship quarter-final with the defending champion, Mark Selby.

Fu’s 13-11 victory was full of drama as Robertson, a winner at the Crucible in 2010, missed on the black to take the contest to a deciding 25th frame. The pair were locked at 10-10 at the interval before Robertson potted the black-ball decider in the next frame to go ahead, shouting “Come on” and beating the table in a rare show of emotion.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan checked but Mark Selby begins Crucible defence in style

• Gary Wilson takes final three frames to trail O’Sullivan 5-4 overnight
• Reigning champion Selby through with rapid 10-2 win over Fergal O’Brien

Mark Selby opened the defence of his world championship title with a comfortable 10-2 victory against Fergal O’Brien.

The Jester from Leicester was in imperious form in the opening session, bursting into an 8-0 lead against the Irishman. The second whitewash in Crucible history was on the cards until O’Brien made 23 and 32 in the final frame of the session.

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