Day two of the Shanghai Masters saw defending champion Kyren Wilson getting knocked out by Michael Holt.
It was one of the more interesting match up’s of the Shanghai Masters so far between defending Shanghai Masters champion Kyren Wilson and Michael Holt. Both players have made good strides in the game recently and this match was always going to be hard to call.
Holt got out of the blocks fast by going two frames ahead but Wilson stopping the rot in the third. Holt then took the next two frames to open up a 4-1 advantage but Wilson struck back with a century break of 101 to make it 4-2.
On the other table, Northern Irish man Mark Allen took on young Anthony McGuill. It was by no means vintage Allen playing, but he was effective against McGuill, whitewashing him 5-0. A largely tactical battle between these pair, it was Allen who played that little bit better and missed slightly less to come out on top. With top breaks of just 53 and 55 from Allen, he will no doubt have to step it up a gear going into the next round.
Elsewhere Kurt Maflin opened up his Shanghai Masters campaign in good form, beating Guan Zhen by 5-1. The occasion proved to big for Zhen who failed to capitalise on Maflins mistakes. Breaks of 53, 60 and 96 from Maflin saw him progress to the next round of the tournament.
Ryan Day put in a very solid performance against Ma Bing earlier defeating him 5-1. With Breaks of 72, 107, 108 and 87 Ryan Day dominated the match from the get go.
Later today Ronnie O’Sullivan takes on Liang Wenbo.