GARY WILSON was left red-faced after thinking he had lost to Fan Zhengyi in the Shanghai Masters.
The snooker star offered his hand to his opponent thinking he had been beaten 5-1.
However the match was best-of-11 frames, not nine as Wilson had thought.
After being informed of his mistake by the referee Wilson walked sheepishly back to his seat and the match continued.
He allowed himself a little smile and even took the next frame to give himself a chance of a fightback.
But Fan then hit a break of 61 to seal the match 6-2.
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Each round of the Shanghai Masters is best-of-11 frames, except the semi-final and final which are best-of-19 and best-of-21 frames respectively.
Fan is now through to the second round where he will face Mark Allen.
Elsewhere in the tournament reigning champion Ronnie O'Sullivan faces Ali Carter in round one.
The competition has not taken place since 2019 but a host of top players are involved, including world champion Luca Brecel.
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The Belgian will take on Mark Williams or Pang Junxu on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Judd Trump is already through to round three after beating Jack Lisowski 6-5.
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