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Mark Allen gets through in thriller as O'Sullivan rages on

By Staff Reporter

Mark Allen edged past man-in-form Robin Hull 4-3 to book a place in the last 32 of the Welsh Open in Cardiff.

Allen took control in the decider last night to beat the Finn, who won the Shoot-out in Reading on Sunday, collecting £32,000, his biggest ever pay cheque.

Antrim's world number nine is back in action this evening against old foe Ryan Day.

Belfast's Joe Swail lost in a decider, bowing out of the £324,000 event with a battling defeat against world number 12 Ding Junhui.

Ronnie O'Sullivan took just 39 minutes to beat Tian Pengfei 4-0 to set up a third round clash with Jimmy Robertson.

O'Sullivan fired breaks of 110, 90, 112 and 102.

The controversy over O'Sullivan's decision to turn down the chance of a maximum break on Monday as the £10,000 prize was "too cheap" has rumbled on.

He responded after yesterday's victory: "When you do things differently and unexpectedly it is going to divide opinion. I can't help what I did yesterday because it comes instinctively."

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