Ronnie O'Sullivan to face Liang Wenbo at 2017 Masters
|2017 Dafabet Masters|
|Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Dates: 15-22 January|
|Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website and app, with highlights on BBC Two.|
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan will take on China's Liang Wenbo in the first round of the 2017 Masters at London's Alexandra Palace.
Six-time champion O'Sullivan is seeded number one after last year's 10-1 final win over Barry Hawkins, who plays Shaun Murphy in the opening round.
World number one Mark Selby faces Mark Williams, while Judd Trump comes up against Marco Fu.
The event takes place from 15 to 22 January, live on the BBC.
"It's a real jamboree of snooker and it's great for the fans," said three-time winner and BBC Sport pundit Steve Davis of the tournament, which features only the elite top-16 players in the world.
"It's the cream of the cream. Now the standard of snooker is so high anyone can make a 147 at any time."
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Liang Wenbo
Neil Robertson v Ali Carter
Judd Trump v Marco Fu
John Higgins v Mark Allen
Stuart Bingham v Joe Perry
Ding Junhui v Kyren Wilson
Shaun Murphy v Barry Hawkins
Mark Selby v Mark Williams
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