By Owen Phillips
Eyes On Events Sport at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
|Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 15 April - 1 May|
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Former champion Neil Robertson was made to wait before seeing off Thailand's Noppon Saengkham 10-4 in the first round of the World Championship.
The 2010 Crucible winner resumed 8-1 ahead, but Crucible debutant Saengkham finally relaxed to win three of the first four frames on Thursday.
A break of 76 saw Robertson, ranked ninth in the world, take the frame he needed to close out victory.
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Also in action
World number 14 Kyren Wilson is taking on 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham in the afternoon's other match - the first second-round encounter of this year's tournament.
In the evening session, Ronnie O'Sullivan faces Shaun Murphy in a mouthwatering and potentially spiky last-16 match.
It is five-time champion O'Sullivan's first appearance since accusing snooker bosses of bullying, claims that 2005 champion Murphy said were "completely wrong".
Barry Hawkins resumes 7-2 up against Tom Ford in an all-English affair, the final first-round match to be played.