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Pankaj Advani creates history by winning Asian 6-Red Snooker title

India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani has created history by clinching the Asian 6-Red Snooker title held in Abu Dhabi.

With this victory, Advani became the first cueist in the world to hold both world and continental titles in 6-red snooker at the same time.

In the Asian 6-Red Snooker title held in Abu Dhabi, Advani defeated top seeded Malaysian cueist Keen Hoh Moh by 7-5 score.

Advani is 14-time World Billiards and Snooker Champion. He is only player in the world to win world titles in all formats of both, Billiards and Snooker. He is the first cueist in the world to win the Grand double three times in 2005 and 2008 respectively.

In recognition of his achievements in sports, Union Government has bestowed several awards upon him including Arjuna Award (2004), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2006) and Padma Shri (2009).

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Pankaj Advani wins 2015 IBSF World Snooker Championship

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won the 2015 IBSF World Snooker Championship.

In the final match played at Hurghada (Egypt), he defeated his Chinese opponent Zhua Xintong by 8-6 score in the best-of-15 final. He had entered the finals of the Championship after defeating Alex Borg of Malta by 6-0 score.

With this victory, Pankaj Advani has won the World Snooker Championship for record 15 times. He also became the first person in history of Snooker to take the short (6-Red) and the long snooker format in the same calender year.

Earlier in September 2015, he had won the 2015 IBSF World Billiards Championship. Presently he is ranked world number 1 in 6-red snooker and World Team Billiards.

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