Judd Trump sailed into the UK Championship final with a 6-2 win over Lu Ning in Milton Keynes.
The world number one faces a showdown with Neil Robertson on Sunday after the Australian qualified for the final earlier in the day.
Trump took the first frame after an excellent early display saw him hit a break of 66 in response to Lu’s 51.
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Lu then cruised to the second frame to level the scores, but a century of 107 put Trump ahead again, needing six for overall victory and the chance of winning yet another ranking event.
The match will be best remembered for Trump's maximum attempt in the fourth frame, featuring a sensational shot that saw him guide the cue ball off the jaws and towards the black. He missed the 13th black but still moved two ahead.
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The Chinese player was the right side of a 69-56 frame to halve the deficit to a single frame, but another Trump half-century saw him immediately pull two ahead again.
Lu appeared to struggle with frustration as he watched his opponent run away with the match, rubbing his forehead, shaking his head and appearing to lightly punch his brow repeatedly as the penultimate frame slipped away from him.
With Lu's spirit broken, Trump ruthlessly raced through the final frame with a knock of 113 to claim an easy victory.
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