Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson renew their rivalry in what promises to be a mouth-watering Masters quarter-final on Friday.
Both players required deciding frames to prevail in epic first-round encounters at Alexandra Palace.
Trump defeated fellow left-hander Mark Allen, while Wilson surrendered a 4-1 lead before overcoming Stuart Bingham on the final pink.
This will be their fifth meeting at a Triple Crown event. The past four showdowns – including their two at the Masters – have been shared, with the winner going on to reach the final of the respective tournament.
Wilson overturned a 5-2 defeat to scrape through 6-5 in a thrilling semi-final in 2018, though Trump exacted his revenge in the opening round 12 months later.
Champion here in 2019, Trump is aiming to become the 10th multiple winner of snooker’s most prestigious invitational event.
The world number two will also be the first player since Ronnie O’Sullivan in 2013-14 to win the Champion of Champions and Masters consecutively should he prevail here.
The Ace has prevailed in 14 of his 26 meetings with Wilson, including each of the past four encounters contested over the best of nine frames or greater.
Although the Warrior won their most recent clash behind closed doors at the Championship League last week, playing in front of an electric atmosphere at Ally Pally is a completely different proposition for both players.
Semi-finalist at the Champion of Champions and UK Championship this season, world number five Wilson is set to walk out in the last eight of the Masters for the fourth time in six appearances since his 2017 debut.
Runner-up to Allen here four years ago, he is targeting his first semi-final since that impressive run.
The winner will play either Mark Selby or Barry Hawkins in the last four.
Play gets underway at 1pm GMT on Friday with the match contested over the best of 11 frames at Alexandra Palace.