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  1. First round: best of 11 frames
  2. RESULT: Judd Trump 6-4 Liang Wenbo
  3. RESULT: Ding Junhui 4-6 Ryan Day
  4. Ding Junhui lead 3-0 before Day's inspired comeback

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All times stated are UK

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Day knocks out Ding in thrilling comeback - five best shots
Watch five best shots as Ryan Day completes a thrilling comeback after being 3-0 down against Ding Junhui during their first-round meeting at the Masters.
Allen knocks out Brecel - five best shots
Watch the best five shots as Northern Ireland's Mark Allen comfortably knocks out Belgian Luca Brecel in their Masters first-round match at London's Alexandra Palace.
Mark Selby

World number one Mark Selby suffers a first-round defeat by Mark Williams in the opening match of the Masters, while Mark Allen also progresses.

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'What's your second name again?' - Taylor's awkward mix up
Watch as Dennis Taylor accidentally introduces Mark Allen as Mark Williams before his first-round match in the Masters.
Five Best Shots as Selby loses to Williams
Watch the five best shots as world number one Mark Selby suffers a first-round defeat by Mark Williams in the opening match of the Masters at London's Alexandra Palace.

BBC Coverage

All times GMT and subject to late changes

Monday, 15 January

First round (best of 11 frames)


Ding Junhui (Chn) v Ryan Day (Wal)


Judd Trump (Eng)v Liang Wenbo (Chn)

TV coverage

13:00-16:45, BBC Two

19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button and online

23:15-00:05, Highlights, BBC Two

00:05-02:05, Extra, BBC Two

Ronnie O'Sullivan fights back to win 2017 Masters

Ronnie O'Sullivan won a record seventh Masters title by coming from behind to beat Joe Perry 10-7 at the 2017 Masters.

The Rocket, who won his first Masters title in 2005, fought back from three frames down to retain the Masters trophy in the final at London's Alexandra Palace.

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Masters final highlights 2017: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Joe Perry 10-7

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2018 Masters

The second of the so-called Triple Crown snooker events, the Masters is considered snooker’s most prestigious invitation tournament.

The 2018 tournament runs from January 14 to 21 with full coverage across the BBC.

The Masters has been held at Alexandra Palace in London since 2012.

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