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Thousands of snooker fans will be flocking to Sheffield over the next couple of weeks to catch a glimpse of the World Championship action.
For a second season in succession, OnCue asked a selection of its loyal readers what they think will happen.
Here's what they had to say...
"Stephen Lee could be the player to stop Selby, if anyone. He's the form man of 2012 and could be a major force if his stamina holds up to the test."
Ian Wagstaff said: "Ding Junhui is going to win the World Championship this year. China's finest player looks primed for a massive assault on the title this year. He's been placed in the toughest quarter of the draw but possesses all the qualities in his game to wear the Crucible crown. His temperament has improved massively over the past two seasons.
"I'm looking forward to watching the Belgium kid Luca Brecel too. He's absolute class and has a fluently effortless style of play."
"Picking a winner is so difficult after the season we've had. There are so many players in form going to Sheffield. But I think it could be time for Neil Robertson to win a second title. He's been very solid in most events, he's a complete player and knows how to win at the Crucible."
"Outside of those two players, Martin Gould is worth a look. I believe this guy has the ability to beat anyone on his day and I think the other players know it as well. He's lost to eventual finalists in both of the last two seasons but maybe this year it could be him.
"I wouldn't be surprised to see Liu Chaung win a match or two as well. He beat everyone's favourite, Jimmy White, in qualifying, is showing all the right signs of having a bright future and has already sampled the Crucible atmosphere as a youngster back in 2008."
"I've got a feeling Peter Ebdon could be a very dark horse this season as well. He had a horrible start to the year but bounced back by winning the China Open and beating Alfie Burden 10-0 to qualify for Sheffield. He can't be ruled out.
"I'm interested to see David Gilbert in action. He had some good qualifying wins and stands a chance of going further with Martin Gould up next, who has had a hit-and-miss season."
Donna Evans said: "I feel under pressure after predicting the correct winner at the World Championship last season. I can't believe Judd Trump is the favourite. I think it's crazy and if I was putting any money on, I'd pick Mark Williams. I'm looking forward to Peter Ebdon's match with Ronnie O'Sullivan and I also have a feeling Barry Hawkins could give a good account of himself."
Daniel Burke said: "I'm going to say Ronnie O'Sullivan. He's been the best player this season despite the amount of events he's missed. He's in great form, his long game looks better and he looks like he's adopted a tougher and more positive outlook to playing. He's a real contender.
"Mark Selby's mindset is too negative to win so my second and third favourites would be Mark Allen and Ding Junhui respectively."