Ronnie O’Sullivan, the seven-time UK Champion, qualified for the quarter-finals with a 6-3 victory over Mark King. In the match, O’Sullivan had one century and five half-century breaks

Ronnie O’Sullivan continued his hunt for an eighth UK Championship championship after defeating Mark King 6-3 in the third round.

After starting with breaks of 108 and 70, O’Sullivan was always in the lead, and even though King fought hard to stay in the game, he couldn’t avoid losing.

In the fourth round, the Rocket will face Noppon Saengkham or Stuart Bingham.

As King failed to pot a ball in the opening two frames, O’Sullivan looked at his game from the start.

After a safety fight to start the match, O’Sullivan racked up a 108-point break, aided by a great positioning stroke to move across the table to the last red.

As King spent most of the early stages in his chair, he followed up with a 70.

King scored in the third frame, although it was a lucky escape from falling behind 3-0 as O’Sullivan missed a straightforward red that would have given him the frame. In the Eurosport studio, Jimmy White and Alan McManus were both stunned by the mistake.

On the other hand, O’Sullivan came back to win the following frame and take a commanding lead into the mid-session break.

When play began, King fought back with a 77-frame break to reduce the gap to just one frame.

At that point, O’Sullivan came back to win the next frame and take a commanding lead into the mid-session interval.

When play resumed, King fought back with a 77-frame break to reduce the gap to just one frame.

In the sixth frame, O’Sullivan got going with a long red and a break of 84 to reclaim his two-frame lead. He couldn’t get rid of the King, though.

King clawed back another frame to move to 4-3 when O’Sullivan called a foul on himself while attempting to play the white among a set of reds.

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