The final of the British Championships will determine 1 place!The world's No. 1 victory, O'Sulli's cultural and creative record, or against Ding Junhui. In the first semi-final of the 2023 Snooker British Championship, the world's No. 1 O'Sullivan played against Iran's first brother Wafi, O'Sullivan was dominant almost all the time, and finally won with a total score of 6-2 and took the lead in the final, and this is also O'Sullivan's 9th time to reach the final of the British Championship, setting a new record, and then O'Sullivan will compete with the winner between Ding Junhui and Trump.
Before this competition, O'Sullivan participated in 5 tournaments this season, and won the Shanghai Masters, the best result in the ranking tournament is the top 4 of the National Championships, due to O'Sullivan's absence from many ranking tournaments, this leads to O'Sullivan is currently only 34,000 points more than Trump, if Trump wins the championship in the end, then O'Sullivan will lose the world's No. 1. In this British Championship, O'Sullivan's road to promotion is still relatively difficult, winning 6-5 in two consecutive rounds, defeating McGill, Milkins, Zhou Yuelong, and breaking into the top 4. Fortunately, O'Sullivan has a lot of experience in the competition, and even if the state is unstable, he can quickly adjust. On the other hand, Wafei won two consecutive rounds in the qualifying round to advance to the main event, and then defeated Murphy and Zhang Anda in the main match in a row, and from the perspective of the game process, Wafei is still in good shape, which caused many people to sweat for O'Sullivan.
After the start of the game, O'Sullivan took the lead in entering the state, and won two games in a row with 54 points and 113 points in a single stroke, but Wafei responded strongly and won two games in a row with 112 points in a single stroke, chasing the total score to a 2-2 draw. After halftime, O'Sullivan was full of firepower, and Wafei made frequent mistakes, only to see O'Sullivan hit a single shot of 60 points, 52 points, 50 points, and 90 points in a row to win 4 games in a row, defeating Wafei with a total score of 6-2, and reaching the final of the British Championship again after 5 years, and this is also O'Sullivan's 9th time to reach the final of the British Championship, before O'Sullivan has won 7 crowns in the British Championships, and will hit the 8th crown next.
The other semi-final will be China's No. 1 Ding Junhui against world No. 2 Trump, the two have met 17 times before, and Ding Junhui has a slight disadvantage of 8-9. In fact, Ding Junhui has not won the ranking championship for 4 years since he won the British Championship in 2019, and before this competition, Ding Junhui's best result this season was the top 8 in the National Championships, but the British Championships are Ding Junhui's blessed land, he has won 3 championships and 1 runner-up, and in this British Championship, Ding Junhui once again made people shine, defeating Mark Allen, Tom Forde, and Mark Williams in a row, and successfully reached the top 4. Trump has won 3 championships and 2 runners-up this season, ranking first in a single season, although the outside world is not optimistic about Ding Junhui's victory, but I still hope that he can go all out and strive to create a miracle. This article was originally written by Xiao Lizi, please do not plagiarize or carry it.