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World Snooker Championship live - all the latest updates, scores and results from The Crucible as the biggest snooker tournament on the calendar takes place after a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

11:36: Higgins 5-7 Maflin: Higgins hits 147!

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Brilliance from Higgins. He wins the frame to cut the deficit to 5-7, but there is so much more to this.

Higgins grabs his first Cruciclbe 147, the last before the session breaks up. That is just the eighth Crucible maximum, and a warning to Maflin that he is up against a world class player.

11:22 - Selby 3-1 Saengkham: Selby goes into mid-session interval 3-1 up

Saengkham will wonder what he's done wrong here. He started well but Selby just got better with every frame. After getting close a few times now, Selby just gets his century with a break of 102.

The pair go into a mid-session interval now, but Selby's opponent will help that pause puts him off his stride.

11:10 - Selby 2-1 Saengkham: Selby extends lead

Selby's recovery continues and he now moves two frames in front. He hits 70 on his way to a total of 80. He has threatened now to get a century but has not yet been able to convert, this time falling on the brown.

The fourth frame starts with an exchange of safety players, with Saengkham left with the ball behind the yellow.

On the other table, it's 6-4 to Kurt Maflin.

10:53 - Selby 2-1 Saengkham: Selby in front

An impressive break of 84 gives Selby a 92-0 win in the third frame, as he moves into a 2-1 lead. That early scare might be it.

Saengkham is 7-2 up now in the fourth frame, but he sinks a long pot, rattling into the jaws, and he's onto the low-scoring colours now in the early stage of his break.

10:33 - Selby falls behind

Woof. On the other table, Saengkham takes the first frame against Selby. It's only one frame, with 24 still left to play if needed. His opponent grabs a break of 70 to score 71 in total to his opponent's 44.

Selby is back at it in the second frame though, as he starts an attack on a favourably-spread bunch of reds. He's already 24-0 up with low-hanging fruit left.

10:25 - Higgins fighting back

John Higgins gets 33 and 44 on his way to a total of 91. That's enough to keep Maflin in his seat for the first frame, and the deficit is now down to a single frame.

5-4 after the first frame in today's morning session. Nothing doing in the day's other game for now.

10:00 - Listen to the Eurosport podcast!

As we prepare for another day of Crucible action, take time to listen to The Break, Eurosport's snooker podcast!

We've got two matches to keep track of this morning.

There's John Higgins and Kurt Maflin, who will resume their match from the overnight pause. Maflin leads 5-3 and while the Norwegian has been steadily establishing himself on the tour but this would still be a big upset so early in the tournament.

It's early yet, and plenty of frames for Higgins to pull back what is only a two-frame deficit but the Scot will want to make sure he doesn't fall back any further behind.

21:42 - Bingham stems the tide

Stuart Bingham has arrested the flow of frames against him, taking the eighth to reduce the arrears to 5-3 overnight. A big day ahead tomorrow!

21:30 - Williams in control

Stuart Bingham hasn't won a frame since he missed that routine black before the mid-session interval. Williams has rattled off four straight frames, leads 5-2 and is now guaranteed an overnight lead.

21:05 - Mark Williams rolls on

The Welshman is in the mood now. He produces another big break - 90 this time - and is two frames ahead, with two frames left to play in the session.

20:55 - Williams moves ahead

Williams produces the biggest break of the match, 97. Ironically he misses a routine pot on the black, which would have given him the century, but he's moved ahead and has the wind in his sails.

20:25 - Drama as Williams hits back

Stuart Bingham has plenty to think about as the two players head into the mid-session break. With a seven point lead, he misses a routine pot on the back, allowing Williams to draw level. The black is respotted with the scores at 57-57 and a double kiss gives the veteran the chance to take the frame, which he does. It's 2-2 at the break!

"Mark Williams will be delighted to be two each because he's not settled at all," says Jimmy White on Eurosport 1.

Meanwhile, Martin Gould has beaten Stephen Maguire 10-3 to complete the round of 32...

19:50 - Bingham hits back

The reigning Masters Champion gets his hand on the table to construct a break of 50 that was enough to level the match at one frame each against Williams, who earlier this week told The Break podcast he has decided he is never retiring from snooker.

Perhaps the main event in a few minutes is Mark Selby's appearance. He'll take on Noppon Saengkham of Thailand. Like Maflin he is an impressive player despite being down the ranking comapred to his opponent, and the Leicester man will have to be on his game if he's to avoid a slip-up here.

Later one we have Judd Trump against Yan Bingteo, in what coud be the tie of the round, and Mark Williams is due on to face Stuart Bingham. The former World Chapmions has a 5-3 lead over the Englishman.

Remember you can watch it all live on Eurosport 1 & 2 and the Eurosport Player!

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