Michael Holt can still beat John Higgins tomorrow despite losing the last three frames of their opening session this afternoon at the Betfred.com World Championship.
Holt has enjoyed his most consistent ever season, winning his opening match in all but one of the eight world ranking events.
Being 5-4 down isn't a crisis by any means and he showed enough in the way of good form to suggest he can still cause an upset.
But...he must first believe he can win. This is his biggest problem, which is why I'm not sure being 6-3 up overnight would have really done him many favours, as stupid as that sounds.
He would most likely have spent a sleepless night worrying about ways in which he could lose.
At least now the match is evenly balanced and Higgins has made enough mistakes to not yet be secure, even though he finished the session well.
All in all an interesting match and nicely poised.