|Dates: 10-17 January Venue: Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes|
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World quantity 5 Kyren Wilson was knocked out of the Masters as David Gilbert got here from behind to win 6-5.
Gilbert pinched a body on the ultimate black however Wilson compiled a 114 break as the primary 4 frames had been shared.
Both gamers lacked fluency however Wilson made breaks of 107 and 80 to take management at 5-4.
Gilbert’s run of 67 – his highest break of the match – pressured a final-frame decider the place a cool 66 break secured victory and a spot within the semi-finals.
Wilson had an opportunity to make a counter-attacking clearance, however a missed pink to the center proved pricey.
In the night session, defending champion Stuart Bingham faces 2015 winner Shaun Murphy (19:00 GMT).
Gilbert has solely appeared on the invitational occasion twice however has now reached the final 4 on each events, being overwhelmed by eventual winner Bingham final yr.
The 39-year-old world quantity 13 is but to win a serious trophy and has had a poor season to this point, knocked out within the first spherical of three rating occasions.
Despite being outscored by Wilson, Gilbert arrange a tie in opposition to world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan or two-time winner John Higgins on Saturday for a spot within the closing.
Gilbert mentioned: “I thought I was going to win in one clean visit but miscued and then he missed the pink to middle – I could have stripped off and run around the table when he did that.
“Kyren is a troublesome competitor, he performed a lot better than me however I saved nicking frames. I felt actually good on the finish, I’d have appreciated to have completed off in fashion however I’ll take that. I’m pleased with myself for sticking in there.”
Analysis – ‘Gilbert a vastly improved participant’
The 1991 world champion John Parrott on BBC Two: “Sometimes you’ll be able to return your room after enjoying and may be very pleased with your self by not producing wherever close to your finest till it mattered.
“Gilbert was hanging around most afternoon, did not have his best stuff then produced two 60 breaks of enormous importance. Unfortunately for Wilson, he missed a pink which will not be nice to remember later on.
“How a lot confidence will that give Gilbert? He has been scrapping for type and swiftly he has had an enormous end result.”
Six-time world champion Steve Davis: “Wilson got here right here with nice expectations however even if you’re slight favorite in a better of 11, it’s nonetheless no ensures now. He might be rueing that missed pink, it was comparatively simple.
“Gilbert is into the semi-finals again – if you looked at it 10 years ago that would not have been the case. He is a vastly improved player and who knows what he is capable of?”
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