Favourite Trump suffers surprise defeat versus Selt at UK Championship

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Favourite Trump suffers surprise defeat versus Selt at UK Championship
Venue: York Barbican Dates: 23 November – 5 December Coverage: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport site and app
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World second Judd Trump suffered a surprise 6-3 defeat by Matthew Selt in the 3rd round of the UK Championship.

Tournament preferred Trump started well, taking the opener with a break of68

However, Selt became the contest and made 4 half-century breaks to rattle 4 of the next 5 frames.

With Trump threatening a fightback, Selt won a critical 8th frame on the black to lead 5-3 and sealed triumph and a last-16 location with an exceptional 128 clearance.

Selt’s benefit for his very first win over Trump given that the 2016 Championship League is a fourth-round conference with previous World Championship finalist Barry Hawkins.

Meanwhile, David Gilbert originated from 3-0 and 5-2 down win a final-frame decider versus Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen.

Gilbert, 40, who has actually slipped down to 22 nd on the planet made breaks of 88, 68 and 63 last frame to victory 6-5 and will now play Andy Hicks.

But Allen, 35, who is ranked 11 positions greater, was delegated rue a terrible miss on a black off its area when it appeared he was going to liquidate the match with ball game at 5-4.

World number 40 Luca Brecel suppressed Stephen Maguire 6-0.

The 26- year-old Belgian capitalised on numerous bad pots and loose security play by the out-of-sorts Scot to lead 4-0 at the period.

A fluked red saw him go 5-0 ahead simply as Maguire appeared set to win his very first frame, and Brecel settled his win versus the world number 8 to schedule a conference with Anthony Hamilton, who beat Ricky Walden 6-4.

Trump fails

After a tentative opening world number 35 Selt settled into the contest with a break of 63 in the 2nd frame and went on to put together runs of 55, 55 and 60 prior to knocking in the very first century of the match in the last frame.

And in addition to looking more guaranteed as the match endured he likewise profited of winning 2 crucial frames, the 4th to draw level at the period, and the 8th to avoid Trump from fixing 4-4.

” I began a bit sluggish,” Selt, 36, informed BBC Sport.

” In the very first frame I missed out on a likelihood and versus a gamer of Judd’s calibre you require to eliminate every possibility you get.

” I handled to get a grip and return into it. He made some really fundamental errors and it was terrific news for me.”

Trump, 32, ends up being the seventh gamer in the top 10 of the world rankings to leave the competition early and he yielded that he seldom felt in the shape claim a very first UK crown considering that 2011.

” I was bad from start to end up,” Trump stated. “I constantly have a hard time here I do not understand what the factor is. I felt flat from the start.

” I scraped through the very first number of video games. I must have gone 4-4, that was an enormous frame. If I might have won that a person I believe I might have gone on to win.”

In Tuesday’s other third-round matches Scotland’s Anthony McGill won 6-5 versus China’s Zhou Yuelong and Peter Lines beat fellow Englishman Sam Craigie 6-3.

Iran’s Hossein Vafaei won 6-2 versus China’s Xiao Guodong and Northern Ireland’s Jordan Brown advanced with a 6-3 win over Mark Joyce