Dramatic moments in the Martin Gould v Matthew Stevens match. In frame ten, Stevens needed a snooker on the pink to tie and duly got it but Gould was twice fortunate in attempting the pink from distance.
The first time he fluked a snooker; the second he left the pink on the top cushion.
On the third time of asking, Gould knocked it in for 7-3. You feel it could be a big moment in the match. Everyone needs a bit of luck to get to the Crucible and he seemed to be having it there.
Andrew Higginson looks very sharp against Michael Judge. On 41 in frame ten he ran out of position on the pink but knocked in a long yellow and went on to make 77.
Paul Davies v Jamie Cope is akin to tortoise v hare but we all know who won that one. Davies pulled it back to 6-4 but Cope has just dished for 7-4.
Nigel Bond was involved in a lengthy safety battle at the start of frame ten against Mike Dunn but, after Dunn's safety error, made a very solid 85.
Mark Selby is among those watching, principally to support Michael Holt, who has started to struggle against Dominic Dale.