Chinanews client, August 2nd, in the early morning of the 2nd Beijing time, the 2020 Snooker World Championships continued to compete in the first round. Chinese star Ding Junhui and veteran Mark-Jin fought to the decisive game before finally advancing with a thrilling score of 10:9, reaching the top 16 of the World Championships for the 11th time. His opponent in the next round will be the winner between O'Sullivan and Tachaia.

Ding Junhui in the game. Picture source: Benjamin Mole/WST

  In this campaign, Ding Junhui scored the first game with a single shot. In the second game, he used Mark-Jin’s mistakes to score consecutive points, clearing the table until the coffee ball over-scored. Mark King failed to use the pink ball to do snooker, and Ding Junhui took a 2-0 lead.

  In the 3rd game, Ding Junhui made two mistakes in solving the ball. Mark King seized the opportunity to clear the table and regain a game. But soon Ding Junhui easily won the 4th game and entered the halftime with a 3-1 lead.

  After the break, the two won each game. After Mark-King equalized the big score, Ding Junhui scored the ninth game with 98 points and finished the first stage with a 5:4 lead.

  In the 10th game, Mark King simply failed to score the red ball when he scored 54 points. Ding Junhui cleared the last red ball and then the thin black ball failed to score. Mark King entered the long table and cleared the table. The two sides battled 5: 5.

  Ding Junhui scored the 11th game with 125 points on a single stroke, leading 6:5. After Mark King pulled back one city, Ding Junhui broke 100 points in a single shot again with 119 points, leading 7:6 into the halftime.

Ding Junhui in the game. Picture source: Benjamin Mole/WST

  After a tie at 7:7, Ding Junhui scored the next two games with 85 and 67 points in a single stroke, and got the match point at 9:7. But the tenacious Mark-King chased two consecutive rounds, dragging the game into a decisive round. At the critical moment, Ding Junhui stabilized his mind and started to overscore and won the deciding game. In the end, Ding Junhui defeated Mark-Jin 10:9 with a performance of 3 strokes breaking 100 and 5 strokes 50+, and he advanced to the top 16 of the World Championships for the 11th time.

  After winning the first round, Ding Junhui will face the winner between O'Sullivan and Tachaia in the second round on August 7, 8 and 9. ​​​​

  In other games that day, the famous Bingham and Williams defeated their opponents and also advanced to the second round. (Finish)