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Jan Eisenstein shocks former World Champion Muhammad Asif

Jan Eisenstein of Germany Jan Eisenstein of Germany IBSF Media

German player Jan Eisenstein caused first big casualty of the World 6Reds Men Championship by defeating 2012 World Snooker Champion and multiple time World Team Champion Muhammad Asif of Pakistan on first day first session of the competition.

Asif struggled to adjust in the start and before he could control, was already down by three frames (36-09, 31-01 and 34-06). Though he sent strong recovery in fourth frame which rested in his favour after black ball game, but in next frame his all efforts went in vain when he lost narrowly the fifth frame only by 9 points (30-39) and match 1-4.

Meanwhile, Qatar player Ali Alobaidli survived 4-3 against Myanmar player Ye Zaw Htut. Ali was down 3 frames in best of 7, but recovered on time to secure frames after frame and won the last frame to secure his first match of the competition.

Previous year’s quarter finalist Anuj Uppal from India also struggled but at last, he won the deciding frame to secure his match against Lin Tang Ho of Hong Kong. The whole match swung like a pendulum where both the players won alternate frames to land in the decider where Anuj made a clearance break of 44 points to win 44-0 and match 4-3.

However, another player from Hong Kong Chau Hon Man scored highest break of the competition by compiling 66 points in the last frame against Ankit Man Shrestha of Nepal. He defeated Ankit 4-1 where Ankit managed to secure only third frame 35-18 before losing to Chau.

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