Mark Selby took a 14-11 lead over Shaun Murphy in the final evening session of the World Snooker Championship, and was the overwhelming favorite to take home the trophy and huge winners check.
The finale seemed to move away from Murphy when he missed a long red rash in the first frame after the interval and fell four frames behind. But the tables were turned in the next as it was Selby’s turn to reject the first opportunity, a missed green allowing Murphy to summon a century of his own with a coldly taken 100.
Murphy needed three attempts to complete the next frame, culminating in a brilliant 56 game that drew cheers from the crowd and a fist pump as he returned to his seat. But Murphy’s hopes of reducing the deficit to one frame before the penultimate session of the evening were dashed by a bad cut-off shot that saw Selby build separate breaks of 62 and 69 to seal a 14 lead. -11.
Here’s everything you need to know before the evening session.
What is the prize money?
The winner will take home a check for £ 500,000, while the runner-up will have to settle for £ 200,000. If Shaun Murphy won the title, he would win the most money of all time by a player in a single World Championship, as he currently leads the highest breaking prize with a fantastic 144 total play against Yan Bingtao, which will earn him another £. 15,000 unless Selby can beat him.
Here is the distribution of prizes for the 2021 World Championship:
Winner: £ 500,000 Finalist: £ 200,000 Semi-finals: £ 100,000 Quarter-finals: £ 50,000 Last 16: £ 30,000 Last 32: £ 20,000 Last 48: £ 15,000 Last 80: £ 10,000 Last 112 : £ 5,000 High break: £ 15,000 Total: £ 2,395,000
How can I watch Selby vs Murphy on TV?
The World Snooker Championship final will be broadcast live on BBC Two from 7 p.m. BST on Monday evening.
How can I stream Selby vs Murphy live online?
The match will also be available to license fee payers via BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport website, where it will be broadcast live.
What are the chances?
Heading into the final session of the evening, Selby was understandably a big favorite with his 14-11 lead and multiple experiences winning the trophy.
Selby to win 2/13
Murphy to win 5/1