Firstly, a word on yesterday's Ronnie O'Sullivan debacle (if anyone wants to know Saturday's lottery numbers, drop me an email).
If I was able to provide a full psychological report on O'Sullivan I'd be earning a fortune in this field rather than getting up before the start of GMTV to write a snooker blog.
Only Ronnie knows what was going through his mind as he played that black but it did him and the sport no favours at all.
Mark Williams plays in today's second TV match against John Higgins.
When Williams was 12 his dad, a miner, took him down a South Wales coalmine for a shift to show him what life might be like if he didn't apply himself at snooker.
Young Mark was petrified by the experience and so you won't hear him complaining about having to fly around the world to earn big money potting balls. He knows what life might have been like.
Williams has won two China Opens and is back to the sort of form this season that suggests he could capture a third.
Higgins, of course, is as tough a second draw as is possible to get. They clashed at the same stage of the Shanghai Masters last September, shortly after Williams had broken his wrist. World champion Higgins won 5-1 but I'd expect it to be closer this time.
Ding Junhui faces Mark Selby, who beat him in the last 16 of this season's Wembley Masters.
The winner of this one may well go all the way to the final. Selby has a great reputation in the sport but has still only won one ranking title. It's about time he won another.