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Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump to play in World Snooker Championship final

MOSCOW, April 30 English snooker players Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump will meet in the final of the World Cup, which takes place at the Crucible Theater in British Sheffield. In the semi-finals, Trump (4th seed) beat three-time world champion Welsh Mark Williams (8) – 17-16. During the meeting, the Englishman led with a score of 12-5, but the Welshman managed not only to level the score, but also to take the lead – 16-15. Williams equaled Scottish Stephen Hendry's record of 100 series in a single tournament – 16. O'Sullivan (2) defeated four-time world champion John Higgins (6) of Scotland – 17-11. O'Sullivan, 46, has won the World Championship six times on snooker. If he wins, he will equal this indicator with Hendry – the leader in the number of titles in the Crucible era (Sheffield has hosted the tournament since 1977). The Englishman lost once in the final – in 2014, the first of four world titles was won by his compatriot Mark Selby, who turned out to be stronger than O'Sullivan with a score of 18-14 in the final. Trump is 32 years old, he won the world championship in 2019. The Englishman will play in snooker's main tournament decider for the third time, both times against Higgins, who beat Trump in 2011. The Englishman holds the record for the amount of prize money earned in one season. The final will be held in four sessions – two each on Sunday and Monday. The winner of the tournament will finish the season as the leader of the world rankings, currently the first line is occupied by O'Sullivan. The world champion is guaranteed to earn 500 thousand pounds sterling, the finalist – 200 thousand. For the first time in the Crucible era, all semi-finalists have previously won the World Cup.


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