Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:08 PM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, billiard news) Player Nguyen Duc Anh Chien became former king at the national championship after a dramatic defeat to “Kien Giang horse” Doan Minh Kiet.
The performance video helped Minh Kiet win against Anh Chien (Source: Billiards Vietnam TV):
In the eighth round of the 3 carom content of the 2020 national championship billiards tournament that took place on the morning of November 18, there was a great shock when the leading candidate for the championship Nguyen Duc Anh Chien was suddenly eliminated. Not only is the runner-up World Championship ranked 16th in the world, Anh Chien is also the current national champion. Therefore, he is worth a higher price than his opponent Doan Minh Kiet (Kien Giang).
Shocking to Minh Kiet, Anh Chien will drop his position on the world rankings
Anh Chien is a better starter with a 7-point series to 13-8 lead. In the following turns, Minh Kiet played very well, creating a fierce score comparison with the champion until the last muscle lines. When the score was 48-48 in turn 37, Minh Kiet calmly scored 2 points to finish first after the opponent’s missed blow.
This result is a big shock to the Vietnamese billiard village when the 33-year-old player from Kien Giang has only started pursuing a professional 3-band carom for 3 years.
Minh Kiet has only been playing professionally for 3 years
With this defeat, Anh Chien could not defend 30 points on the world rankings. This will cause him to be demoted and lose his entitlement to the World Cup seed group, as well as possibly lose his place in Masters 3CC tournaments worth billions of dong.
The final round of Billiards & Snooker National Championship 2020 has the presence of about 150 players, taking place from 11-20 November in Da Nang. The tournament will determine the best players to keep their place in the finals next year, while the players with the lower rankings must go down to qualify. Starting from the knockout round of 1/8, players will play up to 50 points without a match.
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