Ali Carter is into the second round of the Snooker World Championship, as he has defeated Graeme Dott 10-8 in an epic first-round clash.
The Captain will now face Ronnie O'Sullivan in the next round after the Rocket beat Stephen Maguire earlier today.
Dott gracious in defeat, but it's Carter that progresses.
It's advantage Ali Carter as the Captain takes the 17th frame to lead Graeme Dott 9-8.
Can Dott show more fight to take it to a 19th and deciding frame?
Meanwhile, Jamie Jones has knocked in a century in the final frame of their opening session, and he only trails Shaun Murphy 5-4 now.
Graeme Dott and Ali Carter still can't be split in their first-round tussle at the Crucible.
The pair have shared the latest two frames, and we are now sitting at 8-8 in this race to ten.
Meanwhile, Shaun Murphy is 5-2 up against Jamie Jones on the other table.
There's a real war of attrition going on at the Crucible as Graeme Dott and Ali Carter are fighting it out for a second round spot, and the pair are tied at 7-7 in an intriguing race to ten.
On the other table in Sheffield, former winner Shaun Murphy is beating Jamie Jones 4-2.
There's a tremendous match unfolding at the Crucible as Graeme Dott and Ali Carter are locked together at 6-6 in a cracking best-of-19 match.
On the other table in Sheffield, former champion Shaun Murphy has taken an early 2-1 lead over Jamie Jones as the afternoon action, with a 137 break the highlight for the Magician so far. A long way to go in that one, though.
What a tremendous comeback from Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Having trailed Stephen Maguire 6-3 at the start of this morning's session, the Rocket won seven of the next eight frames to down the Scot 10-7 with an emphatic victory.
O'Sullivan will now face either Graeme Dott or Ali Carter in the next round.
On the other table, Mark Allen leads Liam Highfield 6-3, as the first of three sessions today concludes at the Crucible.
We are being treated to a first-round Classic at the Crucible, as Ronnie O'Sullivan goes 8-7 in front against Stephen Maguire.
We are now four hours into the match, but Maguire will feel it's not over yet in this race to ten frames.
On the other table, Mark Allen is beaten Liam Highfield 5-2, with two frames to play in their first session.
Stephen Maguire has stopped the Ronnie O'Sullivan onslaught this morning, and the Scot has won the fourth frame of the morning, and will head into the mid-session interval 7-6 in front.
A real corker taking place at the Crucible today.
Three frames on the bounce for O'Sullivan and he is back on level terms with Maguire having won a close frame.
Can he head into the mid-session interval with a 7-6 advantage?
Mark Allen 2-1 ahead of Liam Highfield on the other table at the Crucible.
Ronnie O'Sullivan needed to start fast in this morning's session, and the Rocket has done just that by picking up the opening two frames, and the five-times champion now only trails Stephen Maguire 6-5 in this best-of-19 clash.
On the other table, Mark Allen and Liam Highfield have shared the first two frames.