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Preview: Trump To Triumph At The Crucible?

Betfred World Snooker Championships
The Crucible, Sheffield
Saturday, April 16th - Monday, May 2nd
Live on BBC2

Judd Trump will return to the Crucible this weekend looking to finally lift the biggest prize in snooker, the World Championship.

The Bristol potter is one of the leading lights in the sport, currently ranked fifth in the world having broken onto the scene as a precocious talent ten years ago.

Trump made his professional debut aged 16, becoming the youngest player ever to qualify for the final stages of a ranking tournament, at the Welsh Open in 2006.

The 27-year-old has since won five ranking tournaments including the 2011 UK Championship, a year in which he also achieved his best finish at the World Championship - runner up to veteran John Higgins in a tight 18-15 final.

He'll be hoping to go one better this year off the back of some good form which saw him win the China Open earlier in the year. 

Trump begins the tournament with a tricky tie against Liang Wenbo of China, currently ranked 18th in the world, with action shown live at Bristol Sports Bar & Grill throughout the week.