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O'Sullivan R.-White J.
World Open - 23 September 2010

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3:1 

Pure class from O'Sullivan as he makes White pay the ultimate price for his error. 3-1, match over.

2:1 

That could be the defining moment of this match. White comes up with another superb break but misses a red to the right-centre pocket to finish on 56. He'll be kicking himself as O'Sullivan returns to the table.

2:1 

Complacent from O'Sullivan as he pots the cue ball into the bottom-left pocket, coming off the red. Can Jimmy capitalise?

2:1 

Fantastic display from White there, but no player has come from two frames down to win a match in this tournament so far. Can the Whirlwind buck the trend?

2:1 

Top players handle pressure better than the rest, and Jimmy White is certainly a top player. A superb break of 88 sees him take the third frame.

2:0 

So far, so good in this break from the Whirlwind. It stands at 43 but he has to keep it up.

2:0 

White has a chance here as a lot of reds are available and so is the black. He needs to make it count if he's got any chance of staying in this tournament.

2:0 

Breathtaking stuff from O'Sullivan as he makes White pay for his miss in ruthless fashion. He sets about the table, and clears it in a matter of minutes.

1:0 

Frustrating for White. He hasn't really had a chance so far but he finally comes to the table with a few balls available, only to miss with the spider rest on a red to the bottom-left pocket.

1:0 

Similar start to the second frame. O'Sullivan begins a break with a cracking red to the bottom-right pocket, before missing an easier chance and ending his break on 23, giving White a chance to get back into the match.

1:0 

The crowd have been cheering nearly everything here in this meeting of two snooker legends - but in truth the quality hasn't been spellbounding. Nonetheless, O'Sullivan did what was required and cleared the table well - firing in the black left-handed.

0:0 

O'Sullivan 44 points in front with 43 left on the table in this speedy first frame.

0:0 

Both players are missing shots on a regular basis - you wonder whether the table's wear and tear is starting to play a part?

0:0 

O'Sullivan can't sustain a decent break once more with an unfortunte red knocking against the jaws of the bottom-left pocket. White steps up and knocks the red in via a plant.

0:0 

The scoring has started for the Rocket but that's a poor miss on a red to the bottom-left pocket to end a break of 21. White can only play a safety in response though, before O'Sullivan is extremely lucky not to pot the cue ball to the top-right pocket.

0:0 

O'Sullivan breaks to get us underway in what has to be the most anticipated match of the tournament so far.