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Snooker’s first Triple Crown event of the season gets underway in York this week as the titans of the baize collide for the iconic UK Championship trophy.
Second only to the World Championship in terms of prestige and prize money, the UK Championship comprises a field of 128 players battling it out over 12 days at the York Barbican Centre.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is the reigning and back-to-back UK Champion, but current form suggests he is unlikely to have things all his own way upon his return to The Barbican, with no player having landed three UK titles in a row since Stephen Hendry in the mid-nineties.
O’Sullivan has made the final in each of his last four appearances in this competition, and as number one seed, is situated in the opposite half of the draw to rival Judd Trump as they look to remain on a collision course for a dream final.
Trump, the 2011 UK Champion, is undoubtedly THE form horse heading into the tournament, having stormed to five ranking titles this season as well as The Masters.
Trump starts out as best-priced 11/4 favourite with bet365, his shortest ever price going into a Triple Crown event, but he appears to be virtually untouchable on current form and looks to have a clear path to the latter stages.
O’Sullivan is chasing down a record 37th ranking title and follows at 7/2 in the betting, but his young nemesis undoubtedly has the upper-hand and the hunger to add further silverware in what has been an outstanding year for The Juddernaut.
In terms of each-way value, World Open finalist Thepchaiya Un-Nooh leaps off the page at 125/1 as a prolific break-builder in the top half of the draw, while ninth seed Kyren Wilson, a proven ranking event winner and solid all-round match player, also looks a sound each-way punt at 25/1 in a favourable section of the draw for the German Masters Champion.
UK Championship Best Bet
- * Odds correct at 21:37 GMT on 26/11/2019