As Judd Trump and Mark Williams battle it out for a place in the Snooker World Championship final, the former is looking the more likely to reach the tournament's showpiece after a strong showing on Friday.
The 32-year-old Trump took no time to settle into the match, and dominated Williams early on to take a 7-1 lead in the morning session.
With Williams at risk of letting the tie slip through his fingers, the 47-year-old put on a much better showing in the afternoon, as he and Trump split the eight frames equally to end the session on 11-5 ahead of the final session on Friday evening.
Williams did end the session well, hitting a convincing break of 70 in the final frame, but it wasn't enough to cut Trump's lead down from six frames.
But Trump wasn't ready to back down, and Williams watched on hopelessly as his opponent hit breaks of 114 and 100 early in the afternoon session.
It's still all to play for in the final session despite Trump's dominant lead, and a place in the final awaits against either Ronnie O'Sullivan or John Higgins, who currently sit locked at 4-4 after their first session of the day.
O'Sullivan and Higgins resume play at 14:30 BST on Friday afternoon, before a final session to decide the other finalist.