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Trump moves into last 16

Judd Trump survived a test of nerve on a day his form deserted him to edge through to the second round of the Dafabet World Championship.

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Walden makes it through

Ricky Walden held off Crucible debutant Kyren Wilson's fightback to avoid joining the high-profile exits in the first round.

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Higgins suffers early exit

John Higgins joined Ding Junhui on the Crucible casualty list as the four-time world champion was bundled out by his fellow Scot Alan McManus.

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Ding stunned at the Crucible

Michael Wasley sprang one of the Crucible's great upsets as he beat world No 2 Ding Junhui in the first round of the World Championship.

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Perry next for O'Sullivan

World number 15 Joe Perry overturned a 6-3 overnight deficit to beat Jamie Burnett 10-7 to set up a clash with Ronnie O'Sullivan in the second round of the Dafabet World Championship in Sheffield.

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Murphy survives Cope scare

The 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy survived a huge scare before reaching the second round of this year's event at the Crucible.

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Doherty reels in Bingham

Former world champion Ken Doherty came from 5-4 down overnight to beat Stuart Bingham 10-5 in the opening round of the World Championship, his first victory at the Crucible for eight years.

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Carter reaches second round

Two-time World Championship runner-up Ali Carter struggled past qualifier Xiao Guodong in the first round of this year's tournament.

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Wilson toasts his second chance

Crucible newcomer Kyren Wilson has vowed to make the most of his return to snooker after failing in his fallback career of pulling pints.

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Doherty rolls back the years

Ken Doherty returned to vintage form and struck a blow for snooker's senior citizens as he enjoyed a first Crucible win in eight years.

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Rocket - Keep legends in game

World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan believes snooker legends Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry should be handed Tour cards.

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O'Sullivan eases into round two

Ronnie O'Sullivan moved a first step nearer the sixth world title after a no-frills opening win against Robin Hull at the Crucible.

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