Pankaj Advani starts with a win at the 2024 Asian Billiards Championship

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Pankaj Advani

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has kicked off his campaign at the 2024 Asian Billiards Championship with remarkable victories. The Indian cueist beat Myanmar’s Aung Phyo 4-2 in his first match, while in the second match, he emerged victorious in a thrilling win over Thailand’s Yuttapop Pakpoj 4-3.

Pankaj Advani’s double blow at the Asian Billiards Championship

Advani took an early lead, showcasing his prowess by winning Frame 1 with a score of 100 (86)-35. Continuing his momentum, he dominated Frame 2, finishing with a commanding 104-34. Aung Phyo fought back in Frame 3, narrowly edging out Advani 83 (66)-101 (54).

The match was levelled as Aung Phyo won another close frame, 35-100 (61). Undeterred, Advani regained control, winning the next frame convincingly 100 (53)-26. He sealed the match with a commanding 100 (100)-14 victory.

This second match was a roller-coaster of emotions for fans. In Frame 1, Advani started strong, winning 100 (93)-00 with a phenomenal break. He continued his dominance, taking Frame 2 with a score of 101–03. Pakpoj fought back in Frame 3, winning 61-100. Advani responded with a near-perfect frame, securing it 102 (99)-05.

Yuttapop showed resilience in Frame 5, winning a tightly-contested battle 79–70-101–60. Riding high on confidence, Yuttapop levelled the match by taking Frame 6 with a score of 80-100. In the decisive final frame, Pankaj displayed nerves of steel, clinching the match 100-72-18.

Advani’s victories over Myanmar’s Aung Phyo and Thailand’s Yuttapop Pakpoj demonstrate his skill, determination, and ability to handle pressure. As he vies for a hat-trick of Asian Billiards titles, Advani remains focused and ready for the challenges ahead. The beautiful game of billiards witnesses yet another chapter in his remarkable journey.

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