The final sessions of the 2021 World Snooker Championship between Shaun Murphy and Mark Selby gets underway today at 7pm BST at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Selby – the Jester from Leicester – leads Murphy 14-11 and needs just four more frame to become four-time world champion. Can Shaun "The Magician" Murphy wave his magic wand and draw level? UK fans can see every pot and century break for free on the BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)website. Make sure you know how to watch a World Snooker Championship final live stream from anywhere in the world for free.
The world's best exponents of snooker checked into Sheffield's best hotels for the 2021 World Snooker Championship tournament. The early rounds were played in a one-third full arena but the final will be played before a packed crowd (all vaccinated, of course).
The tournament broke off on Saturday 17th April at 10am and this weekend's final is available live across the BBC iPlayer and BBC sport websites, with highlights on the free-to-air TV channel BBC Two.
Three-time champion Mark Selby clinched a 15-17 victory over Stuart Bingham to secure a place in the 2021 World Championship final. Selby faces a tough challenge in the final from Shaun "The Magician" Murphy, who won the tournament in 2005 as a qualifier. Murphy produced a flawless display to cruise blow Kyren Wilson away in the semi-final, but can he produced that level of form today?
Will it be a fourth title for Mark Selby or a second title for Stuart Murphy? The final of the this year's championship will play out over four sessions (1pm & 7pm BST Sunday 2nd May, 1pm & 7pm BST Monday 3rd May).
In other snooker news, the BBC has released the official trailer for Gods of Snooker, Louis Theroux's upcoming documentary about the 'golden age' of the snooker, when the likes of Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Jimmy "Whirlwind" White and Steve "Interesting" Davis became household names.
Read on to find out how to watch a 2021 World Snooker Championship free live stream from anywhere in the world.
Watch a 2021 World Snooker Championship live stream for free
The BBC has the rights to air the 2021 World Snooker Championship in the UK and it's worth remembering that you can enjoy the coverage for free from abroad, too, as a UK national using a VPN (opens in new tab).
Every pot, break, cannon, in-off and miss-cue will be available on UK TVs using the Red Button or through the BBC iPlayer app (opens in new tab) which you can view on a smart TV, tablet, smartphone or through your browser.
You can also watch a 2021 World Snooker Championship live stream on the BBC Sport website (opens in new tab) using any smart device.
Watch a the World Snooker Championship abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant World Snooker Championship rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
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Europe: World Snooker Championship live stream 2021
Eurosport holds the rights to stream 2021 World Snooker Championship across Europe. You can watch the coverage for a relatively low monthly subscription fee through the Eurosport Player (opens in new tab).
USA and Canada: World Snooker Championship live stream 2021
The rights to stream the 2021 World Snooker Championship Mark Selby vs Shaun Murphy in both the USA and Canada belong to DAZN. The fast-growing streaming service is available online and through the DAZN app (opens in new tab).
Snooker fans in Canada can take advantage of DAZN free trial (opens in new tab), but those in the US will need to subscribe right off the bat ($19.99 a month / $99.99 a year).
China: World Snooker Championship live stream 2021
China-based snooker fans can catch tonight's final session between Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy on CCTV. The state-owned broadcaster has the rights to most snooker tournaments, including the 2021 World Snooker Championships, The Masters and the China Open.