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

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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