Ken Doherty survived a brutal cull of past champions to earn his place at the Crucible and admits it still means the world.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has told snooker's straight men to lighten up or risk sending the Crucible crowds to sleep.
Mark Selby is convinced Sheffield will eventually lose the World Championship to China.
Ronnie O'Sullivan will launch the defence of his Dafabet World Championship title against Finland's Robin Hull on Saturday morning.
Peter Ebdon's 22-year run as a fixture at snooker's World Championship is over.
Newcomer Kyren Wilson set his sights on a clash with Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round of the World Championship.
Steve Davis failed in his mission to qualify for the Dafabet World Championship on Thursday night.
Neil Robertson will face home favourite Ding Junhui in the final of the China Open.
Mike Dunn claimed the biggest win of his life as he stunned world number two Mark Selby to reach the China Open semi-finals.
Neil Robertson coughed and spluttered his way to the China Open quarter-finals and claimed his efforts already make him feel like a champion.
Snooker's old guard took centre stage in the second round of the China Open on Wednesday as Peter Ebdon and Jimmy White both recorded wins.
Mark Williams will attempt to upset world number one Neil Robertson after booking a second-round meeting with the Australian at the China Open.