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After Holt won the shootout late last night, we're straight into this tonight.

Trump Vs Holt
Higgins Vs Dott
Ding Vs Maguire
Selby Vs Williams
N.Robertson Vs Perry
Bingtao Vs K.Wilson
Allen Vs Un-Nooh
Murphy Vs Gilbert

First, starting at the bottom half and I just think it's got to be Murphy Vs Robertson in that Quarter-final. Robertson is 3/1 and Murphy is 11/1 and so based on that and the fact that before Robertson's German Masters easy win over Murphy, they had both shared a deciding leg win over eachother, I think Murphy is abit of value.

In the top half i'm going to chuck a point E/W at Dott again. I just think Dott has a decent chance against Higgins and if he beats Trump, the winner beats Ding/Maguire and so at such a big price, it's worth the outlay

2pts S.Murphy to win Players Championship 11/1 bet365
1pt E/W G.Dott to win Players Championship 50/1 boylesports

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Tonights matches :

Maguire Vs Ding
Selby Vs M.Williams

Maguire Vs Ding
It's nice to see more tournament with a "first to 6" especially after the likes of the Snooker Shootout. An event in which neither of these two participated. Head-2-head shows a clear advantage for Ding, winning the last 4. The last 2 were in the last year and most recently the 2019 UK Championships final which Ding won 10-6. I fancy Ding here and I think he can cover the -1.5 handicap. Maguire should have played in the shootout to atleast get some practise in. Since beating Robertson at the Masters in Jan he has lost too many matches.

3pts D.Junhui (-1.5 frames) to beat S.Maguire evens paddypower

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Well, Maguire was poor as expected but Ding even more so, I suppose. Looking at today's matches and it's hard to find too much value. Dott Vs Higgins match I have Dott small stakes on the outright and that bet was really due to me thinking he has a chance here. I think that match against Higgins looks like it's going to be a close one. One bet I am going to chance is Dott have the highest break. Higgins, the lat few times i've seen him, seems to really struggle now compared to how he was in among the balls. Robertson should beat Perry easy enough. 

Tonight, Judd also should have little work against newly crowned shootout champion Holt. Holt sneaked into this tournament winning that event otherwise it would have been Ronnie against Trump. I do like Bingtao against Kyren Wilson tonight.I'll take Bingtao to win that one. It should be a tight contest and could quite easily go to a deciding frame, but the value is surely with Bingtao.  

2pts G.Dott Vs J.Higgins (Dott Highest break scorer) 6/4 betfred
2pts Y.Bingtao to beat K.Wilson 11/8 bet365

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Well both Dott and Higgins looked rubbish until the final couple of frames where Higgins took control. Late last night we had the first match i've seen of any quality as Bingtao impressed by beating Kyren Wilson pretty easily really. He looks a decent dark horse this week with Joe Perry up next.

I'll take a couple today and the first is Un-Nooh to see off Mark Allen. Allen is back on a down patch recently and when he gets like this he tends to play like he doesn't want to be anywhere near a snooker table. We haven't seen Allen perform since the Scottish Open last year and since then we've seen defeats to the likes of Gilbert 6-1. Lu Ning 5-0, Gerard Greene 5-4, Wenbo and Dale have also beaten him. Head-2-head also points in Un-Noohs favour as he has won the last 3.

The other bet I like is Trump on a handicap to beat John Higgins. Judd has won the last 5 head-2-head matches between the two and has beaten him 4 times in the last year. Judd hit 5 50+ breaks in his 6-3 win over Holt and a century in there, whilst Higgins didn't even make a 50+ break until 6 frames in.

4pts T Un-Nooh to beat M.Allen 6/4 bet365
6pts J.Trump (-1.5 frames) to beat J.Higgins 4/6 boylesports

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Trump atleast does the business. Un-Nooh was well into the match but his defensive play was so bad. so, so bad. Good to see Murphy win a decider to make it through also. On to tomorrow. Maguire Vs Selby is first up at 1pm and then the evening match is Joe Perry taking on Bingtao.

I'll take Bingtao tomorrow night. I thought he looked excellent against Kyren Wilson. I didn't watch the Perry Vs Robertson match but it very much looks like Perry took advantage of some sloppy play from 1-1. Perry won 4 in a row from there and then Robertson got his groove back on to make it 5-4 before Perry took his chance. No head-2-head between these two but I'll side with Bingtao, who is looking solid in most departments.

In the earlier match I'm tempted by Selby on the -1.5 handicap because I thought Maguire was awful against Ding. I also thought about the 4/7 on Selby having highest break but I'll stick to just this bet for the day

5pts Y.Bingtao to beat J.Perry 17/20 betfair

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Painful viewing last night as Bingtao fell over the line from 5-2 to win 6-5 on the black. This tournament has had some of the worst quality i've seen in a tournament. Every match i've watched bar Trump has been toilet.

We have the final Quarter-final match between Murphy and Allen this afternoon and then this evening the first Semi-final of the tournament between Trump and Maguire. So we'll know one of the finalist by tonight. Shuan Murphy has a good head-2-head against Allen. He has won the last 2 in a row and both of those were just last year. Allen won pretty easily against Un-Nooh in the previous round but as I mentioned before, Un-Nooh made it easy for him with his awful safety game.

I'm going to side with Murphy here. In the other match, Maguire managed to edge Selby in the end after a great start. Maguire actually played alot better in that match and I would be temped on him +2.5 at evens but I can't get too excited on the value. If Trump loses it makes the Murphy outright more likely atleast. Either way I'll leave that one alone.

5pts S.Murphy to beat M.Allen 4/5 betfair

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A good win for Murphy yesterday and a close match in the other. Murphy takes on Bingtao tonight with the winner to play Judd in the final tomorrow. I'm going to take it to be a close match but I think Murphy wins it 6-4 personally. I'm going to take over 9.5 frames at evens for this. I have Murphy in the outright market and so i don't want to get too involved.

2.5pts Over 9.5 frames (S.Murphy Vs Y.Bingtao) 13/10 williamhill

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