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John Higgins, a four-time world champion, recently defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan in a exhibition match in Chengdu, China. The match was part of a series of challenge matches in China, where Higgins also secured a win over Judd Trump. The 49-year-old showed his skill and class with a series of century breaks, proving that he still has what it takes to compete at a high level. The event also featured Ding Junhui and Zhang Anda, with Ding emerging victorious over O’Sullivan in a 5-1 win.

O’Sullivan, also known as a ‘Class of ’92’ icon, had previous success in China with a 134 break in a match against Ding at the Longmen Grottos in Luoyang. He continued his pre-season tour in China with additional challenge matches against other top players, including Jack Lisowski and Marco Fu. O’Sullivan is set to compete in further events in Kunshan and Shanghai before traveling to Finland and Bulgaria for more matches, including a showdown with Higgins. The seven-time world champion will return to Shanghai in July to defend his title at the Shanghai Masters.

Meanwhile, new world champion Kyren Wilson will be heading to Finland for his first competitive action since his Crucible final win over Jak Jones. Wilson will face Ryan Day at the Helsinki International Snooker Cup, where he will be joined by other top players such as Judd Trump, Jack Lisowski, and Stuart Bingham. Wilson, a Chelsea fan, recently visited Stamford Bridge to parade his World Championship trophy before watching a Premier League match between Chelsea and Bournemouth.

Fans can stream top snooker action live on discovery+, the Eurosport app, and to keep up with the latest matches and tournaments. With players like Higgins, O’Sullivan, Wilson, and Trump competing in various events around the world, there is plenty of excitement and drama in the world of snooker. Whether it’s exhibition matches in China, competitive tournaments in Finland, or the prestigious World Championship at the Crucible, snooker fans have plenty to look forward to in the coming months.

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