Defending champion Shaun Murphy goes up against Thailand's James Wattana. World No.1 Ronnie O'Sullivan plays veteran Dave Harold. Stephen Hendry meets Nigel Bond in a rematch of their 1995 world final.
The tournament will be staged 15 April - 1 May in the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England.
- Thai Test for Murphy (World Snooker)
- 888.com 2006 World Championship (Global Snooker Centre)
- Rocket paired with veteran at Crucible (Sporting Life)
- Champ Murphy faces Wattana in opener (Sporting Life)
- Murphy to open defence against Wattana (Eurosport)
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