I tend to be the opposite of a flicker. I tend to want to be involved in a match, and when I am involved I want to watch the whole thing. I feel cheated if I have to miss the afternoon session of a final, even if I get to see the evening session end. To me, the whole point of watching snooker is the drama builds, the tension builds and it's like watching a play or a film rather then a contest. You benefit most when you watch the whole thing. The only times I tend to flick is if there is something happening on the opposite table that is massive, or history making. Like a player is on for a 147 or a very low ranked player is about to cause a shock upset. And even then, it'd probably have to be a Ronnie/Higgins losing to an unranked player type of an upset.
This strategy above gives me three full matches, the end of the Stephen Maguire match on Monday. Then I get to watch Mark Allen vs Matthew Stevens on Tuesday and Wednesday. From Good Friday, I have the rest of the time off work, so can watch to my heart's content.
But as said, friends are visiting to watch some, things happen. Plans change. The Crucible is like a big blank canvas at the start each year, with new exciting memories waiting to be painted on, and change by the day.