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WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Andre147

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Sunday 25th of October~Sunday 1st of November at the Baihu Media Broadcasting Centre, Daqing, China

Semi-Final 1: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh v David Gilbert

So now it's down to 4 players left in the tournament and the business end of it, and our first Semi-Final is one that most likely most couldn't have predicted at the start of the week. Thailand's Thepchaiya-Nooh managed to beat favourite Mark Allen in the previous round, whilst David Gilbert also managed to surprise with a win over Marco Fu, both players having won their respective matches 6-5.

They have only met once in professional play, and that was a Q School event which Gilbert won, so this is effectively their first proper meeting. Both will be very nervous as expected, but who shall manage that better and earn their first ranking event Final?

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Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Andre147

PoolBoy wrote:Quite amazing that Un-Nooh has won his quarter-final, last-16, last-32, last-64 and last-128 matches by 6-5!


Yeah I noticed that too :hatoff: :bowdown: :bowdown: :hatoff:

We should call him King of deciding frames now.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Clara8633

Andre147 wrote:
PoolBoy wrote:Quite amazing that Un-Nooh has won his quarter-final, last-16, last-32, last-64 and last-128 matches by 6-5!


Yeah I noticed that too :hatoff: :bowdown: :bowdown: :hatoff:

We should call him King of deciding frames now.


Selby's the King of deciding frames :no:

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Andre147

Clara8633 wrote:
Andre147 wrote:
PoolBoy wrote:Quite amazing that Un-Nooh has won his quarter-final, last-16, last-32, last-64 and last-128 matches by 6-5!


Yeah I noticed that too :hatoff: :bowdown: :bowdown: :hatoff:

We should call him King of deciding frames now.


Selby's the King of deciding frames :no:


He never won 4 in a row did he? and 5 overall in same tournament. :wave:

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Clara8633

Andre147 wrote:
Clara8633 wrote:
Andre147 wrote:
PoolBoy wrote:Quite amazing that Un-Nooh has won his quarter-final, last-16, last-32, last-64 and last-128 matches by 6-5!


Yeah I noticed that too :hatoff: :bowdown: :bowdown: :hatoff:

We should call him King of deciding frames now.


Selby's the King of deciding frames :no:


He never won 4 in a row did he? and 5 overall in same tournament. :wave:


But he's done it more often than Un-Nooh, who has only proved it in one tournament :wave:

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Andre147

Clara8633 wrote:
But he's done it more often than Un-Nooh, who has only proved it in one tournament :wave:


I know that, I was just joking with you. <ok> Of course Selby is way more credited when it comes to deciders.

But Un-Nooh's feat here is remarkable nonetheless.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Clara8633

Andre147 wrote:
Clara8633 wrote:
But he's done it more often than Un-Nooh, who has only proved it in one tournament :wave:


I know that, I was just joking with you. <ok> Of course Selby is way more credited when it comes to deciders.

But Un-Nooh's feat here is remarkable nonetheless.


Indeed it's remarkable the way he won all these deciders.

I wasn't completely serious either, especially when I'm using the :no: smiley.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Andre147

I expect both players to be very nervous, especially in the 2nd session obviously because they will come near their first chance of a ranking Final.

The best standard of the match might well come in the first session.

And I hope Thep wins, always loved his style of play and in the last few months he has played very well.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Andre147

Cloud Strife wrote:Don't really have a favourite for this match as I like both of these players. Hopefully, whoever wins this match will go on and take the title.


Even they don't, my only hope is they don't get thrashed like Woolaston was against Higgins and Wilson against Selby. Hopefully either of them will put a good fight in the Final.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby hendry_fan

PoolBoy wrote:Quite amazing that Un-Nooh has won his quarter-final, last-16, last-32, last-64 and last-128 matches by 6-5!




"Quite amazing" indeed!.



I,m not bovered who wins this one,both have done very well to get this far. <ok>

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Vallomas

1-1 so far.

Both players look a little nervous and have made mistakes that gifted the frame to each other.

Disappointed by the fact that there are only a few people in the tribune.

I am expecting a tight semifinal.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby SnookerFan

Cloud Strife wrote:Don't really have a favourite for this match as I like both of these players. Hopefully, whoever wins this match will go on and take the title.


Seems to be a lot of ranking events these days, where one semi is two highly ranked players, and the other is two up and coming players.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Vallomas

2-2 on the MSI.

Both players playing an attacking game and this is why we have seen many unforced errors so far. Especially from Thepchaiya, who has been very lucky in three occasions, but took advantage from it only once.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby PoolBoy

SnookerFan wrote:
Cloud Strife wrote:Don't really have a favourite for this match as I like both of these players. Hopefully, whoever wins this match will go on and take the title.


Seems to be a lot of ranking events these days, where one semi is two highly ranked players, and the other is two up and coming players.


Can they be described as 'up-and-coming' I wonder? Gilbert is older than Selby, Robertson and Murphy.
And although many will probably assume Un-Nooh is around 20, he's actually 30!

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Vallomas

Gilbert was a little more consistent in the first session than Un-Nooh, so he took the lead (5-3).

The Thai has to be more careful if he wants to have a chance for the victory. I like his attacking approach of the game, but sometimes he selects odd shots and he also misses some easy ones.

Re: WS International Championship Semi-Final 1!!!

Postby Dan-cat

I think the expression 'a smattering of applause' was invented for the Chinese snooker crowds.

Right Teppy-Lad time to focus! I've got a hundred baht on you. (Which is £1.832. Hey - I'm a high-roller)