SNOOKER: Ricky Walden is fast becoming a household name in the game's biggest overseas market.
Chester-born Walden has been in Beijing competing in the Star Dragon Woods Villa Cup China Open.
He successfully negotiated the wild card round with a 5-1 victory over Cao Kai Sheng and then shared his thoughts on the game with some half a million people.
The talented professional took part in a live webcast together with Jamie Cope at the Beijing Student Gym.
They answered questions about snooker in the webcast, broadcast by tom.com, World Snooker's internet partner in China.
Walden eventually bowed out in the second round to Ken Doherty after putting out Stephen Maguire 5-3 in the first.