Allen will face Carter in group final in Bolton

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World number four Mark AllenMark Allen beat Neil Robertson 10-6 in the 2020 Champion of Champions final

Mark Allen recovered from losing the opening frame to beat Jimmy White 4-1 in the first group semi-final at the Champion of Champions event in Bolton.

White won a scrappy first but a break of 76 drew Allen level, then a run of 84 edged the Northern Irishman ahead.

As in frame three, Allen came from behind to win the fourth, before a 108 break saw him clinch victory.

Mark Selby plays Ali Carter in the second Group Four semi-final, with the best-of-11 frame final on Monday night.

World number four Allen has struggled to find his best form so far this season, with his best result to date being a quarter-final appearance at the Wuhan Open.

The 37-year-old won the Champion of Champions in 2020 and qualified for this year's tournament thanks to successes in the Northern Ireland Open, UK Championship and World Grand Prix last season.

Six-time World Championship runner-up White, 61, secured his passage to compete in the invitation event as a result of securing his fourth World Seniors Championship title earlier this year.

A field of 16 players is contesting the Champion of Champions, including Ronnie O'Sullivan, who won the title and the £150,000 first prize 12 months ago.

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