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Trump Trimmed After Masters Success

Judd Trump’s odds for this year’s Snooker World Championship have shortened after he produced a thrilling performance to defeat Ronnie O’Sullivan to win The Masters at Alexandra Palace.

The 29-year-old from Bristol thrashed The Rocket 10-4 to earn his best result since he won the 2011 UK Championship. That was his only previous success in one of the sport’s ‘Triple Crown’ events – made up of the Masters, the UK Championship and the World Championship.

O’Sullivan, by contrast, earned his 19th Triple Crown victory when he won his seventh UK title in December. The 43-year-old remains the favourite to win a sixth world title at The Crucible in Sheffield in May, although he has been eased to a best price of 11/4* by William Hill and Paddy Power.

Trump, who beat Mark Selby in the quarter-finals and Neil Robertson in the semis this week, has been cut from 8/1 to a best price of 6/1* with Bet365.

His previous best performance at The Crucible came in 2011, when he lost 18-15 to John Higgins in the final.

*All odds quoted are subject to change