The Players Championship gets underway with tonight's final match which will see Ali Carter and Shaun Murphy face off for the coveted title.


Although the tournament has seen a host of top stars compete, including one-year world leader Mark Allen, last night's second semi-final match saw Murphy beat Kyren Wilson 6-3 to go through to this evening's Players Championship final.

The week has certainly seen some terrific matches, with Mark Selby, Judd Trump and Robert Milkins in action early in the week.

Speaking about his semi-final triumph, Murphy said: "I thought it was very good (tonight). Kyren didn't go away and at the end when he smashed his cue on the floor, you can see how desperate he is to win."

Similarly, Carter commented that his semi-final match against Joe O'Connor was "a really hard match", but said of O'Connor: "What a great player. He's going to be around for a while. I had to come up with my best stuff."

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He added: "I'm working hard to keep my attitude good. I'm delighted to be in another final. I've got my enthusiasm back to work hard."

Going into the final, all eyes are on Murphy and Carter to see who will come out on top. Murphy said of the final: "I'm going to go for my shots (in the final) and play attractive snooker ... I think he (Ali) goes in tomorrow as favourite because he's just won a ranking title, and it is my job to keep up with him." brings you the Players Championship snooker 2023 schedule.

Players Championship snooker 2023 schedule

All UK time.

Sunday 26th February

Final: ITV4 / ITVX from 12:45pm and 6:45pm (TBC)

Ali Carter v Shaun Murphy

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