September 17, 2011

Brazilian Masters Day 3

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 10:15 am

I apologise, I really do.

We are now down to the Quarter Final stages in Brazil and I am pleased to report that there were actually people, yes, people, there yesterday watching two true legends of the game.

Yes, the appearance of Sobradinho de Dues and Noel Rodrigues certainly drew in the crowds as they took on a couple of ringers in the shape of Shaun Murphy and some bloke called Hendry.

We were certainly treated to a dazzling display by Sobradinho, who looked a little like Joe Pesci particularly when he was conceding frames from his chair, he would wave his arms at Michaela in a ‘I’m finished with this guy, bitch, now rack ’em up’ kind of way. Shaun surprisingly kept his cool under the intense pressure that was put on him and won 4-0, he reportedly found a horse’s head in his bed this morning but at least he’s through.

Hendry also won and nearly made a 147, breaking down on 113. Ricky Walden and Ali Carter, who beat the Nugget are also still in the mix.

Various reports suggest that the crowds were largely due to coercion rather than a baying public wanting to fork out a stack of dosh to watch the action. Maybe Don de Dues got some of his ‘boys’ to call in some ‘favours’. But however they got there, the important thing is that they did and it at least looked a little busier.

As for today, it starts a bit earlier and the UK times are listed below. I notice that Igor is available at 3/1 to beat Dotty and I’ll probably have an interest on that. Indeed the 4/7 on him with a 2.5 frame start available at Betfred is as close to tempting me into having a big bet as I’ll get from now on. I do hope you all picked up on the clues in yesterday’s post as to why some prices being quoted on the Murphy scoreline were barking mad. I hope you all made a bit on it.

Mark Selby 3-4 Peter Ebdon
Igor Figueredo v Graeme Dott
Shaun Murphy v Ricky Walden
Stephen Hendry v Ali Carter

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