The Masters - Murphy uses magic for quarter-finals spot

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Murphy books a place in the QFs
The second day of this year's Masters tournament came to an end with a 6-2 victory obtained by Shaun Murphy over Martin Gould. 

The 2005 world champion and the one we all know under the nickname "The Magician" hit the highest break of the tournament (so far), a beautiful 139 to seal a well deserved victory.

Last snooker encounter of the day saw Shaun Murphy flying 3-1 up as the mid-session interval was kicking off by using breaks of 60, 107 and 59, while "The Pinner Potter", Martin Gould only managed to grab a frame.

After a 15-minute break time Murphy put his magic cue into action collecting 82 points for a 4-1 lead, while Gouldy cashed the very next frame with a top break of 50.

Martin Gould, a bit unlucky
Still, it was clear Shaun was in control of the match, while his opponent kept on missing one opportunity after another. Hence the next couple of frames went Murphy's way after the man who last year won the first edition of the Brazil Masters hit in runs of 89 and 139 for a clear victory of 6-2.

So at the end of day two, Judd Trump beat Stuart Bingham 6-3 (see story here), while Shaun Murphy defend his right to go into the quarter-finals after moving pass Martin Gould 6-2.

Day 3 match schedule:

John Higgins v. Matthew Stevens

Neil Robertson v. Mark Allen
*all hours are UK time

TV coverage:
12:30 - 15:30 British EuroSport 2
12:30 - 15:45 BBC Two
19:00 - 22:00 British EuroSport
23:20 - 02:10 BBC Two (the highlights)