One of Mark Williams's great skills is finding a way to win when he's not at the top of his game.
He has an old fashioned, stubborn, never-say-die attitude and it's served him well in many tournaments where he's only hit form at the business end.
And we're now at the business end of the 12bet.com UK Championship, where today the Welshman faces Shaun Murphy in the semi-finals.
Murphy has played the better snooker of the two in the tournament but that does not guarantee a thumping win for the 2008 champion today.
It's worth remembering that, for all his obvious class, he still has only three ranking titles to his name.
His form worryingly collapsed between his superb Premier League semi-final victory over Marco Fu and his defeat to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final.
Nevertheless, Murphy's fine quarter-final victory over Neil Robertson certainly means he enters today's match as favourite.
John Higgins awaits in the final after his masterclass in big match snooker against Mark Allen last night.