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Summary

  1. Mark Selby (Eng) 6-2 Xiao Guodong (Chn)
  2. John Higgins (Sco) beats Mark Allen (NI) 13-9
  3. Earlier: Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng) defeated Shaun Murphy (Eng) 13-7 & Ding Junhui (Chn) defeated Liang Wenbo (Chn) 13-12

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Liang error hands Ding deciding frame

2016 finalist Ding Junhui beats Liang Wenbo 13-12 after his Chinese compatriot makes a mistake in the deciding frame of their second-round match, setting up a world championship quarter-final with five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan in Sheffield.

Liang error hands Ding decider and QF place

O'Sullivan completes win over Murphy - five best shots

Watch five of the best shots as Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Shaun Murphy 13-7 in their second-round match at the Crucible.

Watch it below.

World Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan completes comfortable win over Shaun Murphy

What a shot!

This may be the best shot I have ever seen at a World Championship.

Shaun Murphy pulls off an exquisite "exhibition" trick shot during his second-round match against Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Crucible.

Watch it (as many times as you want) below.

World Championship: Shaun Murphy's 'exhibition' trick shot

O'Sullivan wins vital frame against Murphy, despite distraction

This short video does what i says on the tin (in the headline), the five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan wins a crucial frame to lead 10-6 in his second round match with Shaun Murphy going into today's final session.

Watch it below.

World Championship 2017: Ronnie O'Sullivan wins vital frame

What's on today?

Welcome to BBC Sport's coverage from day eight of the 2017 World Snooker Championship. 

Here's what we've got coming up for you today - and these are all second round matches (best of 25).

10:00 BST:

Shaun Murphy (Eng) v Ronnie O'Sullivan (Eng)

John Higgins (Sco) v Mark Allen (NI)

14:30 BST:

Ding Junhui (Chn) v Liang Wenbo (Chn) 

Stephen Maguire (Sco) v Rory McLeod (Eng)

19:00 BST:

Mark Selby (Eng) v Xiao Guodong (Chn)  

John Higgins (Sco) v Mark Allen (NI)  

Shaun Murphy
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Where and when is the 2017 World Snooker Championship taking place?

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

Today is the eighth day of the competition and will feature second round matches, which are all the best of 25 frames.