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Summary

  1. Marco Fu (HK) beats Luca Brecel (Bel) 10-9
  2. Mark Allen (NI) beats Jimmy Robertson (Eng) 10-8
  3. Shaun Murphy (Eng) beats Yan Bingtao (Chn) 10-8
  4. John Higgins (Sco) 7-2 Martin Gould (Eng) - end of session
  5. Stuart Bingham (Eng) beats Peter Ebdon (Eng) 10-5
  6. Ding Junhui (Chn) leads 7-2 Zhou Yuelong (Chn) at end of morning session

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Shaun Murphy edges past Yan Bingtao

Watch five of the best shots as former champion Shaun Murphy survives a scare to edge past 17-year-old qualifier Yan Bingtao 10-8 in the first round of the World Championship at the Crucible.  

World Snooker Championship 2017: Shaun Murphy edges past Yan Bingtao

Ding scores highest Crucible break so far

Watch as Ding Junhui racks up a break of 136, the highest of the World Championship so far, as he takes control against his fellow countryman Zhou Yuelong at the Crucible.  

Ding Junhui sets new tournament high break with a fine 136 at the Crucible

Ebdon's remarkable frame

Stuart Bingham v Peter Ebdon

Watch as Peter Ebdon rescues the final frame of the first session against Stuart Bingham from a seemingly impossible position in the 2017 World Snooker Championship first round, with even commentator Dennis Taylor convinced the frame is over.  

World Snooker Championship 2017: Peter Ebdon's remarkable comeback

Last year's winning moment

Watch the moment Mark Selby wins his second World Snooker Championship with a 18-14 victory over China's Ding Junhui at the Crucible.    

Selby wins World Snooker Championship

How to get into snooker?

Check out this guide from Get Inspired.

From popular snooker club chains to the table down at your local, it shouldn't be hard to find somewhere to hone your skills, but use this club finder if you need a place to start.  

When/where is it taking place?

The event takes place from 15 April – 1 May at the Crucible in Sheffield.   

the Crucible
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