Ronnie O’Sullivan has set up a thrilling semi-final tussle with Mark Selby in the Northern Ireland Open thanks to quarter-final success over David Gilbert.
A 5-2 win in Belfast left O’Sullivan in the last four, with Selby too strong for Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.
Judd Trump is also in today’s semi-finals, following a win against Ryan Day - with Eden Sharav or Peter Ebdon completing the draw.
“I just felt lucky I won there,” O’Sullivan told Eurosport, following a win which included his 973rd career century. “I felt like I was the second best player there tonight. He had first chance every frame, I just managed to pick off his scraps.
“I don’t doubt myself but you have to be honest some times.
“You just can’t afford to miss silly balls. If you want to win and win on your terms you can’t miss them.”