World Championships Liang Wenbo blocked the road and played as a dark horse to kill Murphy Allen

On the evening of April 23, Beijing time, the 2018 World Snooker Championship continued to compete in the first round. Masters champion Mark Allen beat Cruze’s rookie Hayfield 10-5, breaking into the top 16 generals and defending champion Selby’s terminator Joe Perry. Jones continued to play the role of the dark horse in the qualifying game, 10-9 lore Murphy. Murphy therefore became the third seeded player in the round after Selby and Fu Jiajun.


At the beginning of this year, Mark Allen from Northern Ireland fought against the best and won the traditional three championships for the first time. However, he almost missed the seed qualification at the World Championships. Fortunately, he scored enough points in the China Open to finally catch up with the last lineup of the seed lineup in the 16th place.

In the first round, the opponent Hayfield was mediocre. In the first stage, Allen established a 6-3 lead. In the second stage, the 26-year-old Highfield scored 99 points as soon as he came up and managed to win back a city. Allen won three games in a row, with a total score of 9-4, holding a lot of match points.

Highfield, who made his debut in Crucible, was unwilling to say goodbye to the long-awaited sacred palace, and in the 14th game, he worked hard to save a match point 54-35. However, this did not help him to fundamentally reverse the passive situation. Allen made another 70-1, with a total score of 10-5, easily defeating the 64th-ranked Hayfield to advance to the top 16. In the 1/8 finals, Allen will face veteran Joe Perry, who in the first round noticeably sent away the highly vocal defending champion and world number one Selby.

Murphy, currently ranked 8th in the world, was the 2005 world champion. In the final round of the qualifying round, opponent Jones upset and swept Liang Wenbo, who almost rewritten history with two shots 147, and his momentum cannot be underestimated.

Murphy encountered a lot of trouble in the first stage of the two sides. The Magic scored 137 points. As a result, the result was a 4-1 lead and was beaten 3-1. After the first nine games, Murphy was followed closely by Jones with a 4-5. During the 8th and 9th innings, Jones made 94 points and 114 points in a single shot.

In the second stage, Jones became more brave and scored the 10th inning with 67 points in a single stroke and drew Murphy 5-5. As the champion of the three major tournaments, Murphy suddenly showed his power, hitting 59 points, 102 points and 101 points in a single stroke, and opened the opponent’s three-game distance 8-5.

However, Murphy’s strong performance did not scare off Jones, who is ranked only 51st in the world. Jones, whose career best result is only the top 4, also won three consecutive games to return to Murphy, so that the two sides once again evenly split 8-8.

Murphy won the 17th inning 63-26 with twists and turns, and took the lead in winning the match point 9-8. Jones scored 124 points cleanly, dragging the game into a deciding game in one fell swoop. In the deciding game, Murphy couldn’t find a good breakthrough. Jones won the game and knocked out Murphy 10-9 and made it into the top 16. In the 1/8 finals, Jones will have a showdown with the post-90s young king Wilson.

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