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Post by CaledonianCraig on Fri 17 Apr 2015, 9:18 pm

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So another world championship at The Crucible is upon us. Who will emerge victorious and be crowned the world champion? For me a lot depends on the early rounds. Players who will get better as the tournament goes on I feel will be the likes of Neil Robertson, Mark Selby and John Higgins so them avoiding an early exit will put them right in contention. Obviously, Ronnie O'Sullivan will be one of the favourites and his chances will hinge on avoiding top notch match play players ie Mark Selby and John Higgins in the latter stages. Ronnie is at his best in matches against expansive shot players who play an open game and whose misses leave chances. This year it is wide open I think so here is hoping we have a great fortnight of snooker. Enjoy and start discussing here when the matches get under way........


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Post by temporary21 on Mon 04 May 2015, 7:50 pm

three to go thats all Stuart has to focus on

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Post by Josiah Maiestas on Mon 04 May 2015, 7:52 pm

First 2 frames shared and that's all Stuart has to do. Shaun is running out of time Run

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 7:54 pm

A loose shot from Murphy and Bingham is handed a golden chance in frame 28.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 7:56 pm

Wow lucky for Bingham there. Missed a great chance and never left anything. Fate?

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Post by temporary21 on Mon 04 May 2015, 7:58 pm

More than that he somehow got on the black too

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 7:58 pm

Bingham in again and he won't get a better chance than this to win the frame.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:02 pm

Ooooh Bingham misses the black off the spot on 47 and Murphy is out of his seat like a whippet.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:05 pm

This has become a massive frame now. If Murphy wins it this will hurt Bingham.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:07 pm

Superb. Just superb from Murphy. What a break of 75 to pinch that frame and he is most definitely back in the match trailing 15-13.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:09 pm

Tremendous break and somehow Bingham loses a frame where he gets in the reds/blacks first!

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:12 pm

Ooooh long red missed by Bingham. Is the pressure telling?

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:16 pm

Great long pot from Bingham. Now can he take this chance.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:18 pm

Ooooh error again from Stuart. Chance missed and he breaks down on 17. Pressure continuing to build.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:23 pm

Stuart under the cosh.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:29 pm

Are the cracks now widening in Stuart's game? I hope not but there are worrying signs in these last two frames. Murphy takes the final frame before the interval and Bingham leads 15-14.

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Post by FootballLight on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:53 pm

Showing shot of the tournament then...

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:55 pm

I agree with JP. This next frame is mammoth.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 8:59 pm

And the first chance falls to Murphy.

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Post by FootballLight on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:02 pm

The break obviously not helping Bingham and his momentum after that shot, quite poor.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:03 pm

Murphy looking the more focused and confident just now....until then. An unexpected miss on the blue. Now can Bingham mount a counter attack?

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:04 pm

No. Stuart really struggling just now.

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Post by FootballLight on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:06 pm

A big chance missed by Murphy then with that blue. Chance for Bingham to take control of this frame. By no means out of it though Murphy after that, did really well to get himself just 1 behind.

Although, a bad shot from Bingham swings the initiative back to Murphy. Tension is the obvious answer as to why both layers shots have been below par in these early stages. This is a great chance for either player to taker this frame with the spread of the balls.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:08 pm

Frame-winning chance now for Murphy to level it up at 15-15.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:10 pm

Wow an unexpected miss by Murphy but Bingham can't capitalise (he was snookered though) and Murphy goes favourite to win the match now considering that Bingham looks to be cracking.

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Post by FootballLight on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:11 pm

Once again, another poor shot that was just a simple pot. And then, a much tougher shot and Bingham misses, giving it all back to Murphy, great chance now, surely he must finish this one off?

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:13 pm

Murphy levels it at 15-15.

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Post by FootballLight on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:15 pm

Murphy's frame now we must feel unless something catastrophic happens in the next few minutes. Levelled up now. The first frame is the most important to win, now he has 3 in a row and its 15-15. This is big.

There will be all sorts of reasons for Bingham's failure should he not win this. Inexperienced in big finals, Murphy being the better player imo, cue action when under pressure, tension, thinking he has won the match when he had a solid lead? All these factors could have affected Bingham's performance. But, there are still 5 frames left to play.

Winner takes all...

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:17 pm

Good long pot by Bingham and he is in with the first chance.

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Post by FootballLight on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:18 pm

That was a nice shot by Bingham.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:18 pm

But again a chance slips by. And he is in bother here.

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Post by FootballLight on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:20 pm

Well, we are talking a thousandth of a millimetre there I think. Laugh

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Post by FootballLight on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:24 pm

Expected that then from Murphy. I doubt he would take another risk after the last one on the yellow could have cost him if it was a fraction weaker Bingham's shot. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:25 pm

Bingham a bit like a punch drunk boxer at the moment, taking punishment and hanging on - barely.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:26 pm

And to make matters worse for Bingham the run of the ball is with Murphy.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:27 pm

Great safety shot that from Murphy and Bingham in trouble again.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:31 pm

Great shot to nothing there by Bingham but missed opportunity to put Murphy in trouble.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:32 pm

But Murphy misses and Bingham has a chance here.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:33 pm

Wow what a run of the ball for Bingham to land on the black.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:35 pm

But the chance only brings a handful of points and he only has a safety shot here but has a handy 30-9 lead.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:39 pm

A safety battle now and this is mighty tense stuff. Murphy with advantage.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:41 pm

Longest frame of the match and still half a dozen reds on the table. You feel this safety battle may help settle Bingham down a bit. Critical frame this.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:42 pm

But Bingham catches a safety shot too thick and Murphy with a chance now - won't be easy though.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:43 pm

Hmm poor shot choice by Murphy and his break comes to an abrupt halt and we are back to more safety.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:50 pm

Unbelievable. Cracking pot by Bingham but deflects into the pocket for a foul. Murphy now has a great chance here.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:53 pm

Drama. Murphy misses the yellow. Now Bingham given a lifeline but nothing easy on here.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:55 pm

Good safety shot from Bingham.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:57 pm

Murphy with three fouls and Bingham going favourite for this frame.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 9:58 pm

Five misses and counting. Make that six. Bingham now hot favourite for the frame.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 10:04 pm

Epic frame this.

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Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon 04 May 2015, 10:05 pm

Whoever wins this frame it will feel like winning two frames.

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