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Live Reporting

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  1. Kurt Maflin and John Higgins

    Four-time champion John Higgins makes a maximum 147 break but cannot avoid a shock 13-11 defeat by Kurt Maflin in World Championship second round.

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    Video caption: World Snooker Championship: 'Sensational' John Higgins makes 147 maximum break
  3. Hawkins through but Maguire out in first round

    Barry Hawkins

    World number 15 Barry Hawkins made light work of Swiss debutant Alexander Ursenbacher with a 10-2 first-round victory at the World Championship.

    Englishman Hawkins has one of the best recent records at the Crucible, reaching the final in 2013 and making four further semi-final appearances.

    He held a 7-2 overnight lead and had no trouble completing the win to set up a meeting with Neil Robertson.

    Later on, world number 60 Martin Gould hammered Scotland's Stephen Maguire 10-3.

    Englishman Gould, 38, said before the tournament he was driven into a "dark place" by abuse on social media and was planning to retire if he did not make it through qualifying.

    But he produced a stunning performance with four centuries and five further breaks of 50 or more to oust Tour Championship winner Maguire.

    Read the full report from yesterday's action here.

  4. Last time out

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    Video caption: World Snooker Championship final: Record-breaking snooker and epic shots

    Last year’s final saw Judd Trump dismantle John Higgins 18-9 to claim his maiden World Championship title in one of the most breathtaking Crucible finals ever witnessed.

    In a classic contest, the two shared a record 11 centuries and brought up the 100th ton of the tournament.

    Trump took total control at 12-5 after the first day in Sheffield, helped by a run of winning eight straight frames.

    Both missed chances of maximum breaks as Trump went 16-9 up, a lead he did not relinquish in the final session.

    Read the full report here.

  5. How can I watch the World Snooker Championship?

    All times are BST and subject to change.

    Full BBC TV and online listings for day seven of the World Snooker Championship.

    Thursday, 6 August

    10:00-12:00 & 13:00-18:00 - BBC Two

    10:00-14:00, 14:30-18:00, 19:00-23:00 - BBC Red Button

    10:00-14:00, 14:30-18:00, 19:00-23:00 - Table 1 & 2, BBC Sport online, BBC iPlayer & Connected TV

    19:00-21:00 - BBC Four

    23:30-00:20 - Highlights, BBC Two

    00:20-02:20 - World Championship Extra, BBC Two

  6. What is it?

    The World Championship is snooker's biggest event and has been staged since 1927. It has been hosted in its modern form by Sheffield's Crucible Theatre since 1977.

    It is one part of snooker's 'Triple Crown' events alongside the UK Championship and the Masters.

    The event has seen some of the biggest names in snooker throughout the decades win the trophy, including Stephen Hendry (seven titles) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (five titles).

    This is the first time the event will be held in August due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    World Snooker Championship
  7. How to get into snooker

    Get Inspired


    Whether you choose to play competitively or socially, snooker is sure to get your brain working.

    It requires skill and concentration and will improve your focus and hand-eye coordination.

    Anyone can play regardless of age, gender or ability and it's not an expensive sport to get into.

    Snooker is essentially a simple sport, once the rules of the game have been learnt - to do just that click here.

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    Video caption: Get Inspired: How World Snooker is helping build confidence in the community