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Summary

  1. Allister Carter (Eng) 3-6 Graeme Dott (Sco) - match to be completed tomorrow from 14:30 BST
  2. John Higgins (Sco) beats Martin Gould (Eng) 10-6
  3. Ding Junhui (Chn) beats Zhou Yuelong 10-5
  4. Judd Trump (Eng) 4-5 Rory McLeod (Eng) - match to be completed tomorrow from 10:00 BST
  5. Liang Wenbo (Chn) beat Stuart Carrington (Eng) 10-7

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'They don't come any better than this' - Liang's great escape

Liang Wenbo hits an incredible escape shot in the opening frame of his first-round match against Stuart Carrington in the 2017 World Snooker Championship at The Crucible.

World Snooker Championship 2017: Liang Wenbo's great escape

O'Sullivan's emotional news conference

An emotional Ronnie O'Sullivan attacks the snooker authorities for using "threatening" language and says he will not be "bullied" by them.  

World Snooker Championship 2017: Ronnie O'Sullivan hits out at Barry Hearn

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

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.  

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

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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