Masters snooker 2021: Stuart Bingham beaten by Yan Bingtao in semi-final


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Dates: 10-17 January Venue: Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport app. Highlights on BBC Two and online.

Chinese debutant Yan Bingtao recovered from behind to stun defending champion Stuart Bingham 6-5 and reach the final of the Masters in Milton Keynes.

Yan, 20, can now become the youngest player to lift the trophy since Ronnie O’Sullivan, who won aged 19 in 1995.

China’s Yan compiled 94 and should have taken control but Bingham stole two frames and made 87 for a 3-1 advantage.

He extended it to 4-2, Yan took three in a row to lead 5-4, holding himself together with 65 in the deciding frame.

In the evening’s second semi-final, two-time champion John Higgins comes up against world number 13 David Gilbert.

More to follow.

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