The Masters is a big deal in the snooker world.
Forming part of the “Triple Crown” along with the World Championship and UK Championship, the week-long tournament brings together the top 16 players in the world for a winner-takes-all shootout.
Players are seeded 1-16 and drawn into a bracket over four rounds.
All matches are played over a best-of-11 distance apart from the final which is best-of-19.
The winner will take home a whopping £250,000 inside the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.
Here are all the latest odds for the upcoming matches at The Masters.
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We’ve seen different winners in the last four editions of The Masters. The following three players are all former winners and are favoured for the 2021 trophy:
– Ronnie O’Sullivan – The Rocket may not be firing like he used to, but he’s still managed to reach two ranking finals over the course of this season. O’Sullivan isn’t practicing as much as he used to and this may cause him to slip up over the longer distance matches. He’s up against Ding Junhui in the opener – a man he’s got a pretty good record against.
– Neil Robertson – Robertson won his solitary Masters title back 2012 and has since lost two finals to Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy. The Australian has a tricky draw – assuming he reaches the quarter-final he’ll face either Mark Selby or Stephen Maguire. Robertson made three finals in 2020, including an impressive win at the UK Championship.
– Mark Selby – Only Ronnie O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry have most Masters titles than Mark Selby. The Jester from Leicester has had his hands on this trophy three times but is looking to advance past the quarter-finals for the first time since 2014.
There are plenty of opportunities to bet on The Masters.
Here are some of the most popular markets to bet on for the 2021 Masters snooker:
– Winner – Which player will win the tournament?
– Player to win the quarter – Which player will come through a specific quarter of the draw? Basically you are picking one player to advance to the semi-finals out of four.
– First-time winner – Will there be a first-time winner in this tournament?
– Match winner – Which player will win a specific match?
– Highest break – Which player will record the highest break of the match?
– Total centuries exact – How many century breaks will there be in the match?
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The Masters has been running since 1975, as John Spencer beat Ray Reardon 9-8 to win the inaugural tournament inside the West Centre Hotel, London.
The following two years were contested inside the New London Theatre, until a move to the Wembley Conference Centre in 1979 until 2006.
Wembley Arena and Alexandra Palace have since shared the tournament, with it making its debut inside the Marshall Arena this year for COVID-19 reasons.
With 13 titles between them, Ronnie O’Sullivan (7) and Stephen Hendry (6) are the most successful in Masters history.
Mark Selby, Cliff Thorburn, Steve Davis and Paul Hunter are all tied on three titles each and John Parrott holds the unfortunate title of the most finals appearances (3) without a trophy to show for it.
The final has been a race to 10 frames since a format change in 1996, and Steve Davis and Ronnie O’Sullivan hold the record of the biggest winning margin (9 frames) in a final.
Davis beat Mike Hallett 9-0 in 1988, and O’Sullivan pummelled Barry Hawkins 10-1 in 2016.
Last year’s Masters was won by Stuart Bingham after a memorable 10-8 final win against Ali Carter. 44-year-old Bingham was solid throughout the tournament losing just eight frames in his three matches before the final.
It was an all-English semi-final line-up with Stephen Maguire and John Higgins losing in the quarter-finals and Ding Junhui, Neil Robertson, Mark Allen and Mark Williams losing in the first round.
Bingham secured his sixth ranking tournament win, but has since slipped down to 12 in the world rankings.
There were 18 century breaks over the tournament, with David Gilbert pocketing £15,000 for the highest break of the tournament (144).
BBC and Eurosport have coverage of The Masters.
Yes. A majority of bookmakers will be offering in-play betting on The Masters.
January 17, 2021.
bet365 and 888sport offer some of the best and most competitive prices and markets for The Masters.