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Snooker news - Kyren Wilson downs error-strewn Stephen Maguire to set up David Gilbert showdown

Wilson downs error-strewn Maguire to set up Gilbert showdown
By Eurosport

02/02/2019 at 21:36Updated 02/02/2019 at 23:00

Kyren Wilson overcame an out-of-sorts Stephen Maguire 6-1 to progress to the final of the German Masters, where he will face David Gilbert at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

Wilson, the 2018 Paul Hunter Classic winner, produced a shot-making masterclass - including four half-centuries - on his way to a second ranking final of the season but was offered little resistance by former UK Championship winner Maguire.

Video - Maguire hit and hope results in outrageous snooker

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The 27-year-old Wilson raced into a three-frame lead courtesy of runs of 67 and 51 before a costly miss from Maguire in frame four allowed Wilson to take a four-frame advantage to the mid-session interval.

Video - Wilson favoured by incredible run of cue ball

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Five-time ranking winner Maguire emerged from the interval with his composure restored to cut the arrears but another costly miss in frame six allowed Wilson in, who produced the clearance of the tournament, a 63, to put himself within one frame of the final.

Video - ‘The great Alex Higgins would have been proud of that!’ - Wilson seals frame with sublime clearance

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It took three visits but another fine clearance, this time of 62, secured Wilson his spot in Sunday’s final, where he will face Gilbert after he beat Duane Jones 6-1 in the afternoon semi-final.

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