The Crucible frenzy starts

32 of the best players in the world will descend on the Crucible for 17 days of undoubted drama and mixed emotions. At the end of this great tournament the winner will pick up a cool £500,000 and be crowned the 2019 betfred World Champion.

The first round draw has thrown up some intriguing matches, Former World champions Graeme Dott and Stuart Bingham do battle while the first amateur ever to play at the Crucible James Cahill faces Ronnie O’Sullivan.
For the first time David Gilbert will be a seed and he faces former Crucible semi finalists Joe perry in an exciting opener.

Stephen Maguire faces Crucible debutant Tian Pengfei in what promises to be fireworks as Maguire is in good form and Tian played very impressively in the qualifying rounds.

The tie of the round maybe Judd Trump vs Thepchaiya un-nooh, Both players like to attack and we expect the big breaks to be flying in during that clash.

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