Down here in rural Essex at the Championship League we've been debating how many frames Liu Chuang will win against Ronnie O'Sullivan in the first round of the 888.com World Championship - those long evenings just fly by.

Some think the 17 year-old will be blown away. I think he'll win at least five frames.

The reason? Against Ronnie, it'll be an open game, therefore Liu will get chances.

The romance of the Crucible means nothing to him. He's only been in the UK for a few months and, let's not forget, wasn't even born when Stephen Hendry won his first world title in 1990.

If he takes his chances, he can run Ronnie closer than many believe.

We'll find out in just over a month's time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Reckon it all depends on the first 4 frames. Last years 1st round match between ronnie and ding was over before it started. If liu can get his first frame on the board early he could give ronnie a good game but if it's 4-0 at the interval ronnie will just get stronger and stronger