Ding Junhui looks in the mood for his quarter final clash with Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Crucible and takes an early lead against the tournament favourite...
What an afternoon session ahead at the Snooker World Championships...
Ronnie O'Sullivan is re-starting his 2nd round match 6-2 ahead over Shaun Murphy, whilst on the other side it is Mark Allen and John Higgins getting their last 16 clash underway.
Four of the best cue-ists on the planet all in action right now at the famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Shaun Murphy may be 6-2 down in his second round match against Ronnie O'Sullivan but he may have already produced the shot of this year's World Championship.
Murphy and O'Sullivan resume their match this afternoon at 2pm, with Ronnie the current bookies favourite to win a sixth title at the Crucible.
There's some dominating displays also from the Crucible as not only is Mark Selby 6-0 up against Fergal O'Brien, but Stephen Maguire is also bossing Anthony McGill on the baize.
The 2017 Betfred World Snooker Championships have got under way at the Crucible in Sheffield, and reigning champion Mark Selby has made a blistering start to his defences, and leads Fergal O'Brien 3-0.
Well done to Gary Wilson who has cleared the table for a maximum break at the Betfred World Championship Qualifiers.
Reanne Evans is just two wins away from making history, as she aims to become the first female competitor in the main TV stages at the famous Crucible.
The women's world number one beat Robin Hull 10-8 in a shock win, and faces world number 91, Lee Walker up next.
Evans has dominated the female game in the last decade, winning the Ladies' World Championship a record eleven times.
Iran's only professional snooker player, Hossein Vafaei, has shocked the snooker world by beating world number two Judd Trump.
He won 5-3 in the China Open to reach his first ranking semi-final.
Mark Williams is the only other player through to the semi's, with the other two quarter-finals yet to be completed.
Teenage sensation Jackson Page shocked the snooker world by winning his first round match in the Welsh Open, aged just 15. The Welsh schoolboy was granted the day off by his school and given a wildcard entry into the tournament. Bookmaker Coral make Page a 2000/1 outsider to win the tournament.