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Live Snooker on Saturday July 28: Riga Masters 2018 Day Two preview and order of play

Masters champion Allen is aiming to sink the Captain in Riga (credit: Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Ali Carter and Mark Allen go head to head in the pick of the second-round matches on day two of the 2018 Riga Masters, while Neil Robertson locks horns with Liang Wenbo in Latvia.

Snooker’s first ranking event of the season continues on Saturday with the remaining 32 players being whittled down to eight over two rounds.

The standout tie of the second round is an all top-16 affair with world number 11 Carter and world number 12 Allen going toe to toe.

Another tasty clash sees 2016 Riga Masters champion Robertson face fellow left-hander Liang in a repeat of the 2015 UK Championship final.

Elsewhere, World champion Mark Williams will be looking to build on his winning start to the season when he goes up against Zhang Yong while, having enjoyed 4-0 whitewashes in round one, Shaun Murphy and Kyren Wilson are aiming to continue their momentum against Zhao Xintong and Simon Bedford respectively.

Williams takes on China's Zhang Yong (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael White and Joe Perry go head to head and Stephen Maguire plays Joe O’Connor, while Marco Fu takes on Mark Davis and an all-Nottingham clash sees Michael Holt and Anthony Hamilton lock horns.

Jack Lisowski and Oliver Lines collide in a battle of the left-handers and, having caused upsets in defeating Barry Hawkins and Anthony McGill, Li Hang and Ashley Carty will want to build on that momentum against Ricky Walden and former World champion Graeme Dott respectively.

Play gets underway at 9am BST on Saturday with all matches contested over the best of seven frames at Arena Riga.

Riga Masters 2018 Schedule


Saturday July 28

Round Two

9am
37 Jamie Jones v Chris Wakelin
38 Lukas Kleckers v Mark King
39 Joe Swail v Stuart Carrington
40 Shaun Murphy v Zhao Xintong
45 Michael White v Joe Perry

10.30am
41 Scott Donaldson v Craig Steadman
42 Liang Wenbo v Neil Robertson
46 Stephen Maguire v Joe O’Connor

11am
48 Anthony Hamilton v Michael Holt
52 Oliver Lines v Jack Lisowski

1pm
44 Mark Allen v Ali Carter
47 Kyren Wilson v Simon Bedford
51 Zhang Yong v Mark Williams

2pm
43 Li Hang v Ricky Walden
49 Graeme Dott v Ashley Carty
50 Marco Fu v Mark Davis

Round Three (TBC)


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Live Snooker on Saturday July 28: Riga Masters 2018 Day Two preview and order of play

Ali Carter and Mark Allen go head to head in the pick of the second-round matches on day two of the 2018 Riga Masters, while Neil Robertson locks horns with Liang Wenbo in Latvia.

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