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Trump exits German Masters

Judd Trump's poor run of form continued at the German Masters on Thursday as he was beaten by Anthony Hamilton.

Since winning the International Championship last November, Trump has suffered first-round exits at the UK Championship and the Masters, and was beaten 5-4 by Hamilton, the current world number 37.

Earlier in the day, another out-of-form player, Mark Williams, was drubbed 5-1 by Shoot-Out runner-up Michael Holt, while Mark King beat Stephen Maguire 5-0 in the last 32 - although King was beaten by Matthew Stevens when he returned for his last 16-match on Thursday night.

Holt won his last-16 game, as did Mark Allen, while there were also second-round wins for UK and Masters champion Mark Selby and former world champions Graeme Dott and Shaun Murphy.