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The Wizard wows them

The Snooker World Championship is really something special this year. Not only has the previous record of 68 century breaks been broken (and looks like it will be smashed out of site), we've had some truly spellbinding play from the young guns and the old heads.

John Higgins is repping for the old school, making it into the semi-finals for a genuine shot at his third world title, after beating Mark Selby 13-12 in an epic contest and setting up a clash with Mark Allen.

I really don't know how I won that match,' said the Scot afterwards. 'I think I only counted three or four balls in the whole match that he missed. I'm flabbergasted. He's such a great player. That was probably my best win ever. That's how highly I regard Mark and that's how highly I regard his performance.'

In the other semi-final Shaun Murphy, who beat Stephen Hendry 13-11, will face Australian Neil Robertson, who beat Stephen Maguire 13-8. Play continues today, so if you're at work and can't see the action, watch it online at the BBC website.

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