Pure class from O'Sullivan as he makes White pay the ultimate price for his error. 3-1, match over.
O'Sullivan R.-White J.
World Open - 23 September 2010
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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.
Complacent from O'Sullivan as he pots the cue ball into the bottom-left pocket, coming off the red. Can Jimmy capitalise?
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?
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.
So far, so good in this break from the Whirlwind. It stands at 43 but he has to keep it up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
O'Sullivan 44 points in front with 43 left on the table in this speedy first frame.
Both players are missing shots on a regular basis - you wonder whether the table's wear and tear is starting to play a part?
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.
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.
O'Sullivan breaks to get us underway in what has to be the most anticipated match of the tournament so far.