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  1. By Shamoon Hafez

    BBC Sport at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

    John Higgins

    Barry Hawkins and John Higgins are narrowly ahead after the second sessions of their World Championship semi-final ties.

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  2. How did he do that?! Wilson's 'incredible' missed escape shot

    Kyren Wilson's attempt to escape a snooker on the yellow results in a miss that "didn't look possible" during his semi-final against John Higgins.

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    Video caption: World Snooker Championship 2018: Wilson's 'incredible' missed escape shot
  3. By Shamoon Hafez

    BBC Sport at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

    Barry Hawkins

    John Higgins edges ahead of Kyren Wilson while Barry Hawkins leads Mark Williams in the World Championship semis.

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  4. When can I watch today?

    All times are BST and subject to late changes

    Full BBC TV and online listings for day 14 of the World Snooker Championship.

    Live coverage

    10:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00, 16:30-18:00 & 19:00-21:00, BBC Two

    16:00-18:00, 21:00-23:00, BBC Red Button

    Table One, 10:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00; 19:00-23:00, BBC iPlayer, Connected


    23:30-00:20, BBC Two

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  5. What is it?

    The World Championship is snooker's biggest event and has been staged since 1927. It has been hosted in its modern form by Sheffield's Crucible Theatre since 1977.

    It is one part of snooker's 'Triple Crown' events alongside the UK Championship and the Masters.

    The event has seen some of the biggest names in snooker throughout the decades win the trophy, including Stephen Hendry (seven titles) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (five titles).

    World Snooker Championship trophy
  6. Last time out

    2017 World Snooker Championship

    Last year's final saw Mark Selby beat John Higgins 18-15 in a thrilling final to win the World Championship for the third time in four years.

    The world number one is only the fourth player after Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan to claim back-to-back titles in the modern era.

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    Video caption: Watch the moment Selby clinched third world title
  7. Get Inspired: How to get into snooker

    Get Inspired


    Whether you choose to play competitively or socially, snooker is sure to get your brain working.

    It requires skill and concentration and will improve your focus and hand-eye coordination.

    Anyone can play regardless of age, gender or ability and it's not an expensive sport to get into.

    Snooker is essentially a simple sport, once the rules of the game have been learnt - to do just that click here.

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    Video caption: Get Inspired: How World Snooker is helping build confidence in the community