2020 World Snooker Championship: Kyren Wilson defeats Anthony McGill


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World number eight Kyren Wilson won an incredible final to beat Anthony McGill 17-16 to reach his first world championship final.

The McGill qualifier was one frame away from victory at 16-15, but Englishman Wilson equalized to set up a decider.

McGill conceded 43 points in nine attempts to get out of a snooker, then Wilson landed his next shot.

Wilson beat the green and struggled to contain his emotions as he passed the 103-83 frame after almost 50 minutes.

Seven-time champion Stephen Hendry said on BBC Two: “This is the most bizarre end of a World Championship game I’ve seen. “

BBC commentator John Parrott said: “I have never seen in 44 years a snooker game like this. It was amazing. I thought I was going to watch a basketball game. ”

Wilson will face Mark Selby or Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final.

A final frame suspended from a cliff

The astonishing 33rd frame that will be remembered for a long time and will remain an all-time Crucible classic.

Both players missed chances in a nervous frame and the two were separated by a single point with a red to play, but Wilson then put McGill in a brilliant pool.

McGill conceded 43 points in nine attempts and needed a snooker to come back, which he got when Wilson came out of the next shot.

The duo attempted the final red in the middle by playing on the brake pad, which McGill obtained, but then lost their position on the green and a long tactical battle ensued.

Another incredible drama ensued as Wilson beat the green, leaving McGill in need of billiards and he ducked his head and burst into tears at the table, apologizing to his opponent for his fortune.

Wilson snatched the pink to complete the longest frame of the tournament and complete the frame on 103 points to 83.

One last memorable session

Wilson started the final session on Friday with a superb break of 94, but McGill responded with a hard-working 84, before punishing his opponent for missing two tricky blacks on the field with non-nervous points of 87 and 122.

McGill split the balls after potting the rookie, but inadvertently sent a red into the corner pocket, allowing Wilson to capitalize with an 82 under pressure.

The pair continued to trade punches as the Glaswegian responded by tying again at 15-15 and taking the next with another cool 98 break to come out of the win.

Wilson needed a few chances to nip a racked 32nd frame and bring the semi-final into a tiebreak.

More soon.


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