Indian cueist Pankaj Advani wins : Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Sunday clinched his 17th world title after he thrashed his arch-rival Mike Russell of England in the IBSF World Billiards Championship. Advani beat Russell 6-2 (0-155, 150-128, 92-151, 151-0, 151-6, 151-0, 150-58, 150-21) to defend the 150-up format title he had won in Bengaluru last year. The Indian did not have an ideal start to the best-of-11 summit clash as Russell drew first blood with a well-crafted break of 155.Earlier in the tournament, Advani had overcome fellow Indian Rupesh Shah in the semifinals 5-2,while Russell got the better of Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist 5-1. ‘I still don’t feel that I have won the world title. It has not sunk in yet that I have won such a big title, and I have beaten a great player like Mike for it’ Adani said.
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