Six-Reds World Championship Preview and Snooker Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:17 AM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 6:17 AM UTC

Quickfire players offer value in the outright market of the Six-Reds World Championship 

<div><h2><strong>Six-reds World Championship </strong></h2><p><strong>Bangkok Convention Centre, Bangkok<br />September 2-7<br />Defending champion – Kyren Wilson </strong></p><h2><strong>Introduction </strong></h2><p>This has become a well-established tournament on the Asian swing of the World Snooker calendar with Thailand hosting on all eleven occasions. This shortened format of the game with six reds instead of fifteen means that the matches are quicker than normal. Eight groups of four players play each other over the best of 9 frames, with the top two players going forward into the knockout stage and the round of 16. The round of 16 and quarter finals are over best of 11 frames, with semi finals being the best of 13 frames, followed by a best of 15 frames final. A first prize of £82,500 and a total prize pool over £250,000 ensures we have a eclectic mix of players this year. Former World Champions Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Stuart Bingham, and John Higgins lead the way amongst the professional contingent with five other current top sixteen ranked players. The new Senior World Champion, Jimmy White, has entered along with the leading two players from ladies-snooker, Reanne Evans and Ng On Yee. There are eight amateurs invited that bring a cosmopolitan feel to the event.</p><p><strong>Group A: Kyren Wilson, Anthony McGill, Mohammed Shehab, Passakorn Suwannawat</strong></p><p><strong>Group B: Stephen Maguire, Luca Brecel, Wu Yize, K Lertsattayatthorn</strong></p><p><strong>Group C: Ding Junhui, Joe Perry, Noppon Saengkham, Reanne Evans </strong></p><p><strong>Group D: Mark Selby, Gary Wilson, Akani Songsermsawad, Bernard Tey Choon Kiat</strong></p><p><strong>Group E: John Higgins, Yan Bingtao, James Wattana, Kurt Dunham</strong></p><p><strong>Group F: David Gilbert, Ryan Day, Jimmy White, Mohamed Khairy</strong></p><p><strong>Group G: Stuart Bingham, Ali Carter, Ken Doherty, Alexis Callewaert </strong></p><p><strong>Group H: Mark Williams, Graeme Dott, Thepchayia un-Nooh, Ng On Yee </strong></p><h2><strong>Betting</strong> <strong>Predictions</strong> <strong>and</strong> <strong>Tips</strong></h2><p>An extremely difficult event to bet on, given the quick nature of the frames with six reds. However, there are players who over the years are proven at the format.</p><p><strong>Group</strong> <strong>A</strong></p><p><strong>Group</strong> <strong>A</strong> looks a good place to get involved, knowing that we have two amateur players that can be ruled out for betting purposes. We have to respect Mohammed Shehab who reached the quarter finals last year, beating David Gilbert and Mark Williams in the process. Shocks like that have become commonplace over the years in this tournament and the format has been indusive to them. The two professionals in the group are defending champion, Kyren Wilson, and the Scot, <strong>Anthony</strong> <strong>McGill</strong>. We have to expect on all known form that the winner of the group will be between them, and unless we get some help from the amateurs it will come down to their best of 9 frame match. Effectively this means that we are getting value in the price of 3.50 about Anthony McGill beating Kyren Wilson. Thus far in McGill's career, he has achieved a win over Wilson on four of six occasions and we know he is comfortable with this format having made the semi final in 2017.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bet </strong></h2><p><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Anthony McGill to win Group A @ 3.50 (5/2) William Hill </strong></em></a></p><p><em><strong><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></strong></em></p><p><strong>Group E</strong></p><p>This season’s opening ranking tournament was won by Chinese teenager, <strong>Yan</strong> <strong>Bingtao</strong>. Bingtao finds himself in Group E with John Higgins, Thailand's James Wattana, and amateur Kurt Dunham. The bookmakers make John Higgins a strong favourite to win the group at 1.73, but he has a very poor record in the event over the years. James Wattana has to be respected, and Kurt Dunham, who has previously played on the professional tour, make credible opponents. Therefore, consistency will be the key in this group. Yan Bingtao has only played once before here in 2015 but performed with great credit at the tender age of fifteen and represents value to win the group at 2.75 with William Hill.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bet </strong></h2><p><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Yan Bingtao to win Group E @ 2.75 (7/4) William Hill </strong></em></a></p><h2><strong>Outright</strong></h2><p>The outright market is wide open and plenty of previous winners in the field with defending champion Kyren Wilson and previous champions Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, Thepchayia un-Nooh, Stephen Maguire, Mark Selby taking part. Only one player has won more than once, Mark Davis, who is not taking part this year. There have been several players who have been consistent in the event over the years, none more so than 2015 World Champion, Stuart Bingham, who has been runner up twice.</p><p>The Belgian, <strong>Luca</strong> <strong>Brecel</strong> (17.00), has competed twice. In 2016, he reached the quarter final and made the semi finals last year. Given how quickly Brecel plays the game and processes his decisions, he is one of the players that will relish this tournament’s speed and will not be inconvenienced by it.</p><p><strong>Thepchayia</strong> <strong>un</strong>-<strong>Nooh</strong> is widely recognised as the fastest player on the circuit, once a winner and runner up in previous years at this event. Un-Nooh has home advantage with this event taking place in his home country and he has won the Shootout event earlier in the year. He is a player that ticks all the boxes this week.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bet </strong></h2><p><a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Luca Brecel - each way @ 17.00 (16/1) Betfred</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Thepchayia un-Nooh - each way @ 23.00 (22/1) William Hill</strong></em></a></p></div>
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