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Live Reporting

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  1. McGill takes early lead against Wilson

    Anthony McGill and Kyren Wilson

    Scotland's Anthony McGill opened up a surprise 6-2 lead over England's Kyren Wilson in the first session of their last-four encounter at the Crucible.

    Eighth seed Wilson, 28, was highly fancied to progress after claiming an impressive 13-9 victory over defending champion Judd Trump in the previous round.

    But he was knocked completely off his stride by McGill's blistering start, with the world number 39 claiming the first three frames and looking at home in his first World Championship semi-final.

    Wilson continued to make uncharacteristic mistakes as the pair shared the next four frames before the Scotsman underlined his dominance, ending the session with a break of 92.

    The match continues from 10:00 BST on Thursday - read the full report here.

  2. What happened on Tuesday?

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    Video caption: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Williams to reach semi-final of Snooker World Championship

    Former winners Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Selby came through tough quarter-finals to set up a mouth-watering last-four clash at the Crucible, while defending world champion Judd Trump was sent tumbling out.

    England's O'Sullivan and Selby, who have eight World Championship titles between them, both had to see off past winners to reach the one-table set-up.

    Five-time champion O'Sullivan, 44, who has not contested a semi-final since 2014, fought back from 6-2 down after the first session to defeat Wales' Mark Williams 13-10.

    Three-time winner Selby, 37, beat Australia's Neil Robertson 13-7 in their last-eight clash.

    O'Sullivan and Selby will meet in their opening session from 19:00 BST on Wednesday.

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    Video caption: World Snooker Championship 2020: Kyren Wilson beats Judd Trump - best shots

    Before then, England's Kyren Wilson, 28, will face Scotland's Anthony McGill, 29, in the other semi-final, which starts at 13:00 BST.

    World number 39 McGill reached the last four at the Crucible for the first time courtesy of a 13-10 victory over Norway's Kurt Maflin, while Wilson booked his second world semi-final with a hugely impressive13-9 winagainst 2019 champion Trump.

    Englishman Trump, the world number one, fell foul of the Crucible curse - no first-time winner has successfully defended their title at the Sheffield venue since the World Championship was first staged there in 1977.

  3. 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.

  4. When can I watch today?

    All times are BST and subject to late changes.

    Full BBC TV and online listings for today's action at the World Snooker Championship.

    Wednesday, 12 August

    13:00-18:00 & 18:55-20:00 - BBC Two

    20:00-21:00 - BBC Four

    13:00-18:00 & 19:00-23:00 - BBC Red Button

    13:00-18:00 & 19:00-23:00 - Table 1 & 2, BBC Sport online, BBC iPlayer & Connected TV

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

  5. 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 Championship Trophy
  6. Get Inspired : How to get into snooker

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    #GetInspired

    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