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Welsh Open 11-17 Feb


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The next ranking tournament is upon us as the Welsh Open begins in Newport on Monday. This tournament has had a few quirky changes made to it down the years but in terms of matches it is the same format as last year. Best of 7 up to the QFs which are best of 9 then best of 11 for the semis and a best of 17 final. BBC Wales (Sky971) and Eurosport have the coverage this week. Draw can be found here: http://www.worldsnooker.com/staticFiles/f8/ba/0,,13165~178936,00.pdf

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Tournament preview: 2pts ew J.Higgins to win Welsh Open 8/1 BetVictor (1/2 1-2) 1pt ew A.Higginson to win Welsh Open 80/1 Coral (1/2 1-2) John Higgins has been in good touch this season having won the Shanghai Masters and finished with a win and a second place in the PTC tournaments and he should head to Newport in good spirits having won this tournament in two of the last three years. The fact he has gone so well in the PTC’s this season has to be a positive with the first two rounds over the PTC distance this week and while he’s in the same quarter of the draw as Neil Robertson he has avoided the half of the draw which has Judd Trump and Mark Selby which has to be a positive. Higgins seems to enjoy life in the Newport Centre and he’s my main bet this week. Andrew Higginson is another player who will have positive memories of the Newport Centre. He was a runner up here to Neil Robertson a few years ago and he might just be coming into form at the right time for another strong tilt at the title this week. In the last couple of months he’s qualified for the German Masters, World Open, China Open and this tournament and in the German Masters he walloped the in form Stuart Bingham before running into an in form Neil Robertson. Higginson can beat anyone on his day and with two semi finals in the PTC’s this season we know the best of 7 length doesn’t worry him and he could go well at a bumper price. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/welsh-open-betting-john-higgins-can-revive-good-memories-at-the-newport-centre

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[TR] [TH=class: firstColumn]Monday 11 February 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Day, R v Wenbo, L (10:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.8 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.2 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.01 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Ding, Junhui v Poomjaeng, D (10:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.22 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 5.3 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.69 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Higgins, J v Allen, G (13:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.18 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 5.8 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.99 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Williams, M v Liu, Chuang (13:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.4 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.35 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.28 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Selby, M v Davis, S (14:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.22 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 6.2 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]97.95 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Stevens, M v Burden, A (14:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.5 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.8 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]102.38 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Dale, D v Wells, D (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.36 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.5 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.90 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Trump, J v Dunn, M (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.16 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 6.2 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.84 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR] [TH] [/TH] [TH=class: firstColumn]Tuesday 12 February 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Maguire, S v Hamilton, A (10:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.5 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.82 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]102.13 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Robertson, N v Burns, I (10:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.25 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 4.5 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]102.22 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Fu, M v Allen, M (13:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.62 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.53 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]103.31 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Greene, Gerard v Baird, S (14:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.66 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.3 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]103.48 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Advani, P v Murphy, S (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.75 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.29 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]104.19 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Hawkins, B v McManus, A (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.44 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.25 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.00 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR] [TH] [/TH] [TH=class: firstColumn]Wednesday 13 February 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Higginson, A v Wasley, M (10:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.44 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]102.56 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Steadman, C v Bingham, S (10:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.75 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.33 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.67 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Walden, R v Ford, T (14:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.75 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.37 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]99.25 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Dott, G v O'Brien, F (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.5 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.65 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]104.40 %[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Monday morning previews: 3pts D.Junhui (-2.5 frames) to beat D.Poomjaeng 6/5 Coral Although Poomjaeng has been in decent touch I think Ding Junhui will be too good here. Ding has played a lot better than his recent results have suggested and to be fair he’s been keeping very high company in recent events. Poomjaeng has been winning matches but a lot of the time he’s needed a lot more than one chance to win frames and the way Ding is playing I’m not convinced he’ll get them so I like the defending champion to begin the defence of his title with a comfortable win here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/ding-vs-poomjaeng-betting-defending-champion-ding-can-open-up-his-title-defence-with-comfortable-win 4pts L.Wenbo to beat R.Day 6/5 Ladbrokes I like Liang Wenbo here. I think he’s got less pressure on him than Ryan Day has. Day will probably have friends and family in the crowd watching and that brings its own pressures. Day lost 4-0 to Michael Holt in a qualifying match which was held over to Newport and I don’t think that was a co-incidence. Liang is scoring nicely at the minute which is everything in his game and that scoring power can send him through in this one. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/day-vs-liang-betting-ryan-day-can-be-left-disappointed-in-front-of-home-crowd-again

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Monday afternoon previews: 4pts M.Williams (-1.5 frames) to beat L.Chuang 8/11 Coral Mark Williams hasn’t been in the best of form recently but he faces another opponent who is out of form here and that could be just what he needs. Mark Williams is always relaxed but I expect that to be the case even more in this match with him coming from close to the venue and things. Williams hasn’t shown his best form for a while but the chances are he won’t need his best form here. Williams has the experience of the venues on his side and that experience coupled with a very good B game can see the Welshman through. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/williams-vs-chuang-betting-mark-williams-can-return-to-form-in-welsh-open-qualifier 4pts J.Higgins (-2.5 frames) to beat G.Allen 10/11 Skybet This will be a great experience for Gareth Allen and a wonderful learning experience but at the end of the day he’s up against one of the top three players in the world in his day in Higgins and I expect the three time Welsh Open champion to be way too good in this match. Taking 2.5 frame handicaps in a best of seven isn’t always the way forward but with Higgins’ all round game being as good as it is it is hard to see Gareth Allen taking more than a frame here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/higgins-vs-allen-betting-john-higgins-can-cruise-past-the-amateur-in-welsh-open-qualifying-match 3pts A.Burden to beat M.Stevens 7/4 Bet365 Burden’s form has been up and down as you would expect but this could be the perfect distance for him. Matthew Stevens’ better form generally comes in the longer matches and if Burden gets off to a quick start in this match he might not be for catching. Burden took some heavy scalps in the PTC events earlier in the season and with Stevens’ form patchy at best at the minute this could be another big name scalp for Burden. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/stevens-vs-burden-betting-alfie-burden-can-make-a-name-for-himself-by-knocking-out-the-home-star 4pts S.Davis (+2.5 frames) to beat M.Selby 10/11 Betfred I think Steve Davis will absolutely love the idea of taking on the number one player in the world here and I think he could make it tough for Selby. You’d be a brave man to predict the Nugget to win but if he’s scoring well like he did against Kurt Maflin on Friday then his tactical game still gives him the chances to fill his boots. Mark Selby is a tough nut to crack and I’d expect him to come through here but he’s played a lot of snooker recently and the Nugget could drag this one out longer than Selby would like. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/selby-vs-s-davis-betting-steve-davis-can-cause-mark-selby-a-few-problems-in-welsh-open-qualifier

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Monday evening previews: 3pts J.Trump (-2.5 frames) to beat M.Dunn Evs Coral Judd Trump is someone I want to take on whenever possible at the minute because he is as loose as a goose on the table and even against James Wattana in Germany we saw his vulnerability but I just can’t take him on against someone as out of form as Mike Dunn is. Instead I think we need to rely on Judd’s talent to see him through this. Such is Dunn’s poor form and low confidence that if Judd gets ahead early he should pull comfortably clear which makes him worth backing. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/trump-vs-dunn-betting-judd-trump-can-overcome-the-out-of-form-mike-dunn-in-newport 4pts D.Dale (-1.5 frames) to beat D.Wells 8/11 Coral Although Daniel Wells had a taste of the conditions at a venue in the German Masters a couple of weeks ago this will be different to that because this is his home tournament. Dominic Dale has shown in the past how he gets inspired in this tournament and I expect him to win here. When these two met in a PTC event earlier in the season it was Dale who won in a deciding frame but I think he will win this one a bit more easily. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/dale-vs-wells-betting-dominic-dale-can-use-his-experience-to-prevail-in-all-welsh-clash

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Tuesday morning previews: 4pts I.Burns (+2.5 frames) to beat N.Robertson 4/5 BetVictor The one negative about Ian Burns in this match is that it is the first time he will have experienced the venue but with the match only being on the live streaming and not TV he won’t have the cameras to worry about. Neil Robertson has been in good form in recent times but we saw him lose 4-3 to Kurt Maflin in Munich at the beginning of the year and he almost lost to the unknown Duane Jones on Friday. Whether Burns can win this I’m not sure but I think he scores heavy enough to take a couple of frames should he get the chance. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/robertson-vs-burns-betting-ian-burns-can-make-neil-robertson-work-hard-for-his-last-16-place 4pts A.Hamilton to beat S.Maguire 7/4 Betfred Anthony Hamilton has won two of the last three meetings of these two including their latest meeting in Munich at the start of 2013. Hamilton is a really heavy scorer and he’s scoring well right now. With his win over Trump in the German Masters he should be full of confidence which I sense Stephen Maguire isn’t. Maguire lost early in the Masters and didn’t go much better in the German Masters and having struggled to qualify for this event I think the Scot could be ripe for a mini upset. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/maguire-vs-hamilton-betting-anthony-hamilton-can-pick-up-another-win-over-stephen-maguire-in-newport

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb I have two outrights, one in each half of the draw. John Higgins to win Welsh Open @ 9.40 >Betfair I backed Higgins in the Masters last month, and although he was only able to win one match in that tournament, he has been in good form since. He has plenty of experience of playing in this tournament, and although he might meet Robertson in the quarter-final and defending champion Ding in the semi-final, he has shown that he can perform in both shorter and longer format matches. As this tournament features both types of matches, being able to manage the transition between the two as the tournament progresses could be important. Avoiding Selby, who is in the other half of the draw and arguably the most in-form player right now, is also a bonus. Hopefully Higgins can make up for his early exit at the Masters, and have a good run in what is the next big tournament of the season. Shaun Murphy to win Welsh Open @ 13.00 >Betfair In the bottom half of the draw, Selby or Trump will be expected to come through as they are the tournament favourites. Despite this, I think Murphy is not without a chance this week. Like Higgins, he has had a pretty good season so far, and he should be confident of making the quarter-finals at least. He might then play Trump for a semi-final place, and as Trump's form has been patchy of late I think he could beat him to set up a possible semi-final match against Selby. Although Selby is in very good form at the moment, if Murphy has a good day then he could certainly make it through to the final. I think the value lies with Murphy in the bottom half of the draw, as most of the money goes on Selby and Trump.

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Tuesday afternoon previews: 4pts L.Wenbo to beat M.Stevens 5/4 William Hill I saw nothing in Matthew Stevens’ win over Alfie Burden that said to me he was anywhere near his best form and I think he’s there to be taken out here. Liang Wenbo is really attacking the table at the minute which is something he wasn’t doing for a while and he knocked in two 70’s and a century in an impressive win over Ryan Day on Monday. If he repeats that performance here I think he can see off another Welshman in Matthew Stevens in this match. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/stevens-vs-liang-betting-liang-wenbo-looks-in-the-sort-of-form-which-can-send-stevens-packing-in-welsh-open 4pts M.Fu to beat M.Allen 13/8 BetVictor This should be a cracking match and one which should be full of quality. Both men are playing well at the minute but for me the value lies with Marco Fu. Not only has Fu beaten Allen in the big tournament this season in the UK Championship but he comes in here off the back of that run to the final in Germany where he played really well. On current form there isn’t much between these two so the 13/8 on Fu is the value. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/allen-vs-fu-betting-marco-fu-looks-good-value-to-build-on-his-german-masters-run-against-allen-in-newport 4pts S.Baird to beat G.Greene 5/4 Paddy Power I like Sam Baird here. He clearly has a thing for this tournament having qualified for the last two years and the set up clearly didn’t worry him last year when he was taking Mark Selby all the way. Gerard Greene is the more experienced but he hasn’t been to many venues in recent times so this might all feel a bit new to him again and with the pressure all on him I think he might succumb and allow Sam Baird to go through. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/greene-vs-baird-betting-sam-baird-can-continue-his-good-run-and-see-off-gerard-greene-in-newport 4pts J.Higgins vs K.Doherty - Over 5.5 frames 8/11 Blue Square These two are pretty similar in style. Both know their way around a snooker table and both take what is available and then look to keep things tight so I expect this to be a relatively close match throughout. It is always hard in a best of seven match because you need to get off to a good start but if both can get a frame in the first three and settle in I think we’ll see at least six if not all seven frames in this one. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/higgins-vs-doherty-betting-two-experienced-pro-s-can-play-out-a-close-match-in-newport

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Tuesday evening session previews: 4pts B.Hawkins (-1.5 frames) to beat A.McManus 4/5 Betfred I think Barry Hawkins will be too good for Alan McManus in this match. You have to respect McManus because he’s never easy to beat and he occasionally puts in some wonderful performances but Barry Hawkins is playing classy snooker at the minute and the way he destroyed Mark Allen and Mark Selby in Berlin a couple of weeks ago really did catch the eye. A repeat of that here and this should be a comfortable win for Hawkins. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/hawkins-vs-mcmanus-betting-barry-hawkins-good-form-can-continue-against-alan-mcmanus 3pts S.Murphy (-2.5 frames) to beat P.Advani 11/8 Skybet You have to figure Shaun Murphy will be too strong for Advani in this match. I expect him to have too much knowhow and certainly too much scoring power for the Indian for whom it would be only natural were he to take 2-3 frames to settle into the surroundings. Unfortunately over the best of seven frames you don’t get that time so with a fast start I expect Murphy to be away and gone before Advani gets into the game. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/murphy-vs-advani-betting-shaun-murphy-should-have-a-comfortable-passage-into-the-second-round

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Wednesday afternoon previews: 4pts D.Dale (+2.5 frames) to beat J.Trump 8/11 Coral Judd Trump looked a lot better in the qualifying round for this match but he’s still not in a position where I trust him to win matches against better opponents easily. Going back to the German Masters he struggled against James Wattana and lost to Anthony Hamilton. I’m not sure whether Dominic Dale will win this match but he’ll get the chances to win it but I’ll edge on the side of caution and take him to win two frames rather than four. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/trump-vs-dale-betting-dominic-dale-can-keep-judd-trump-honest-in-newport 4pts D.Junhui (-1.5 frames) to beat M.King 5/6 Coral I expect Ding to win this match and I think he can win it fairly well. One thing Mark King has needed for a while now is a number of chances to win frames and with Ding scoring the way he is right now and playing the way he is I’m not sure he will get those chances. Even in a match as short as this I would expect Ding to be fairly dominant and would expect him to win cosily. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/ding-vs-king-betting-ding-should-continue-the-defence-of-his-title-with-comfortable-win-over-mark-king 4pts R.Walden to beat T.Ford 8/11 Boylesports This is a tricky match to call in many ways and it could go either way but I think I’m just going to favour the experience of Ricky Walden, particularly as he looks to be coming into a bit of better form. He’s definitely the better player of the two and whenever Tom Ford gets himself to a venue he rarely does himself justice so I’ll side with the Wuxi Classic champion here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/walden-vs-ford-betting-ricky-walden-can-return-to-winning-ways-on-tv-by-coming-past-tom-ford 4pts M.Selby (-1.5 frames) to beat J.Perry 8/11 Bet365 Joe Perry’s form is a big concern now and he faces a man who you keep expecting to be run down from the amount of matches he has played but who is performing to an insane level at the minute. Against the Nugget, Selby had a 98% pot success rate which is insane and anything close to a repeat here and he’ll be too good for Perry. He won’t need to be that good to come through this one though with the form Perry is in. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/selby-vs-perry-betting-mark-selby-can-cruise-past-joe-perry-for-the-second-tournament-in-succession

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Wednesday evening previews: 3pts R.Milkins to beat M.Williams 13/8 Bet365 Mark Williams did play well against Liu Chuang in the qualifying round match but a lot of that was him realising that Chuang wasn’t going to hurt him even if he left him chances. Milkins will though so whether Williams has the same attacking philosophy remains to be seen but even if he does there will be a lot more pressure on his shots which could lead to a few misses. Milkins isn’t pulling up any trees this season but he’s made a few quarter finals and he looks decent value here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/williams-vs-milkins-betting-robert-milkins-looks-good-value-to-beat-out-of-form-williams-in-newport 4pts G.Dott (-1.5 frames) to beat F.O'Brien Evs Paddy Power I like Dott in this match and it is my impression that he’ll go close to winning one of the remaining tournaments this season. Whether that is this tournament time will tell but I think he’s playing well enough to come through this match. He had a battle with another durable opponent in Dave Harold in Germany a couple of weeks ago and that can be good preparation for this so with Dott coming back to form I think he’ll come through this without a scare against a capable but not as dangerous Fergal O’Brien. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/dott-vs-o-brien-betting-graeme-dott-should-come-through-opening-match-without-too-many-scares

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb [TABLE=class: couponTable]

[TR] [TH=class: firstColumn]Thursday 14 February 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Dott, G v Advani, P (10:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.46 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.9 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]102.98 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Ford, T v Doherty, K (10:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.83 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.1 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]102.16 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Maguire, S v Stevens, M (13:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.63 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.42 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]102.67 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Robertson, N v Bingham, S (13:30 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.62 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.54 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.10 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Ding, Junhui v Allen, M (14:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.9 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]102.38 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Trump, J v Higginson, A (14:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.33 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.75 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.67 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Baird, S v Milkins, R (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.87 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.5 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]101.45 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] McManus, A v Perry, J (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.4 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.7 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.49 %[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Thursday afternoon previews: 4pts S.Bingham to beat N.Robertson 6/4 William Hill Stuart Bingham has a very good record over Neil Robertson and I see no reason why that can’t continue here. He hammered Robertson 6-0 in the Premier League on his way to winning that tournament and he appears to be playing well this week too. Robertson is also playing well too and this one could easily go either way but given his strong record against the Australian I think Bingham is the value here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/robertson-vs-bingham-betting-stuart-bingham-can-continue-his-impressive-record-against-the-australian 4pts S.Maguire to beat M.Stevens 8/13 Stan James This is another match which could go either way but I think Stephen Maguire is playing slightly the better snooker at the minute and he is the more reliable scorer too. I still think Matthew Stevens is better in the longer matches whereas Maguire has shown most of the season that he has a good record in this best of seven format so even at a relatively cramped price I like the Scot here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/maguire-vs-stevens-betting-stephen-maguire-can-repeat-last-year-s-win-over-matthew-stevens 4pts M.Allen to beat D.Junhui Evs Blue Square This is literally a flip a coin or just pick one sort of match and I’m going to go with Mark Allen but only because Ding hasn’t beaten a member of the top 10 in the world for so long. He could very well win this match but that recent record does put me off somewhat. At even money I’ll take Mark Allen to come through what I expect to be a quality encounter. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/ding-vs-allen-betting-mark-allen-can-edge-out-the-defending-champion-in-the-match-of-the-second-round 4pts J.Trump vs A.Higginson - Over 5.5 frames 8/11 Blue Square I think this will be quite a close match. The first time the two met in a PTC event it went to a deciding frame and I wouldn’t be surprised if this one goes that far too. Higginson will get chances to win frames but Trump has shown he has all the bottle needed to come from behind if he needs to so I fancy this one can stay close and I expect to see at least six frames in this game. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/trump-vs-higginson-betting-judd-trump-could-well-be-involved-in-another-titanic-tussle-in-newport

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Thursday evening previews: 4pts J.Perry to beat A.McManus 7/10 Boylesports Neither of these men came into the tournament in particularly good form but I get the feeling Joe Perry needed any win to get himself going and he won’t care less that Selby never got going in their match. Perry is the heavier scorer of these two and he knows enough about a snooker table to not be found wanting in the tactical battles which may ensue in this game. To win this McManus needs to score very well but there’s no signs of that so I’ll take the gentleman Joe Perry here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/mcmanus-vs-perry-betting-joe-perry-can-make-another-ranking-event-quarter-final-at-mcmanus-expense 4pts R.Milkins (-1.5 frames) to beat S.Baird 4/5 BetVictor Robert Milkins is growing into a very good player these days. He’ll never perfect the game of snooker or anything like that and he’ll lose the odd match he shouldn’t with his quick style but he doesn’t miss many balls these days and his table craft has got a lot better. Sam Baird has all that to learn and while he’s a very good talent he is lacking the experience which he might well need in this match. I think Milkins can make another quarter final here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/baird-vs-milkins-betting-robert-milkins-can-end-the-run-of-sam-baird-in-the-welsh-open

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb [TABLE=class: couponTable]

[TR] [TH=class: firstColumn]Friday 15 February 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Bingham, S v Doherty, K (13:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.42 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.3 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.73 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Trump, J v Advani, P (13:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.29 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 4.55 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]99.50 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Ding, Junhui v Milkins, R (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.39 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.75 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]98.61 %[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Maguire, S v McManus, A (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.5 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 3.75 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]55.24 %[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Quarter final previews: 4pts J.Trump (-2.5 frames) to beat P.Advani 10/11 Blue Square I would expect Trump to get through this and given that it is Advani’s first major quarter final you’d have to think Trump will come through quite easily. There’s no doubt Advani is a talented player but his safety does still leave a little to be desired and while you can say the same about Trump his attacking game could feast all over the Indian’s weakness. I like Trump to come through relatively unscathed here despite not being at full pelt. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/trump-vs-advani-betting-judd-trump-can-dominate-the-indian-in-the-quarter-final 5pts S.Bingham (-1.5 frames) to beat K.Doherty 8/11 Blue Square I think Stuart Bingham will win this match. He is scoring like a dream at the minute and if he doesn’t take a load of confidence from beating Neil Robertson and in the way he beat Neil Robertson then he’ll never take confidence from anything ever again. Doherty is always competitive but I think Bingham has the extra special scoring power needed to come through this with a bit in hand. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/bingham-vs-doherty-betting-stuart-bingham-can-build-on-his-win-over-robertson-in-welsh-open-quarter-final 3pts D.Junhui (-2.5 frames) to beat R.Milkins 6/5 Skybet The way Ding is playing I think he can go all the way in this tournament now. I think he’ll be really tough to stop now the matches have got longer. He is scoring so heavily and not really leaving any chances for his opponents so they are having to get in from distance which is ok for a couple of frames but hard to win best of 9’s and beyond that way. Robert Milkins can sometimes push the boat out a bit too much which is something Ding can take advantage of here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/ding-vs-milkins-betting-ding-junhui-can-cruise-into-the-semi-finals-in-newport 4pts S.Maguire vs A.McManus - Over 7.5 frames 11/10 Ladbrokes I think this could be a closer match than many suggest. I’m sure these two will have played plenty of practice matches against each other in the past and they also played in the German Masters a couple of weeks ago where Maguire won 5-3. That’s a scoreline I can see in this match if not 5-4. We saw all of McManus’ battling qualities against Joe Perry while we know Maguire never gives in until he’s beaten so there could be some mileage in this one. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/maguire-vs-mcmanus-betting-battle-of-the-scots-could-be-quite-a-lengthy-one-in-quarter-final

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb You're welcome GG. [TABLE=class: couponTable]

[TR] [TH=class: firstColumn]Saturday 16 February 2013[/TH] [TH]Player 1 [/TH] [TH]Player 2[/TH] [TH=class: bppWidth]BPP[/TH] [TH] [/TH] [/TR] [TR=class: row0] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Ding, Junhui v Bingham, S (13:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.61 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.74 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]98.40 %[/TD] [TD=class: tvListings][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [/TR] [TR=class: row1] [TD]maximize.gif[/TD] [TD=class: firstColumn] Trump, J v Maguire, S (19:00 GMT) [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 1.57 [/TD] [TD=class: selectionBestOdd] 2.75 [/TD] [TD=class: bppWidth bpp]100.00 %[/TD] [TD=class: tvListings][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb Saturday semi final previews: 4pts D.Junhui vs S.Bingham - Over 9.5 frames 11/10 Paddy Power This should be a high quality semi final because both players are playing really well this week. Ding is playing dream snooker but as we saw against Robert Milkins he is prone to the odd lapse while Stuart Bingham is scoring well and making full use of any chance he is given. He’s had to work a lot harder than Ding this week but that’s no bad thing. If I had to put my neck on the block I would back Ding but I think this will be really close so the over 9.5 frames appeals more. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/ding-vs-bingham-betting-opening-welsh-open-semi-final-looks-set-to-be-a-high-quality-but-tight-match 3pts S.Maguire to beat J.Trump 7/4 BetVictor Stephen Maguire seems to click in this venue and he looks good value to win this match for me. He isn’t as special a talent as Judd but I would say right now his all round game is better and if he gets the chances Judd’s opponents usually do then he could well do some damage with them. This will be a real test for Judd’s return to form and there’s no reason why he won’t play well but with Maguire’s strong record against Trump he looks good value here. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/trump-vs-maguire-betting-stephen-maguire-looks-good-value-to-surprise-trump-in-welsh-open-semi-final

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Re: Welsh Open 11-17 Feb No problem Twinky :ok. Final preview: 4pts S.Bingham to beat S.Maguire 6/5 Stan James These two have been the best two players of the week so far and I think this can be an exciting, tight and high scoring final but I just give the edge to Stuart Bingham. He has been going for his shots this week and under intense pressure he has played his best snooker which bodes well for him in this final. Stephen Maguire has done little wrong this week but I feel Bingham might just be a bit too good for him, like he was when they met in the UK Championship earlier in the season. Full preview here: http://www.punterslounge.com/bingham-vs-maguire-betting-stuart-bingham-can-pick-up-his-second-major-title-of-the-season-in-newport-final

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