Easy work also for Stepanov
Kyrenia, North Cyprus: Artem Koshovyi (UKR) trounced Kristopher Mindreboe (NOR) with 9:5 in the first winner’s round of the Dynamic Billard North Cyprus Open. Koshovyi was simply the better player today. He had the better start and took a quick 3:0 lead over Mindreboe. But his work was not going to continue to be that easy. Mindreboe who has been playing the European circuit for several years now, kept a foot in the door and even managed to tie the match at 4:4. Then, the balls ran in favor of Koshovyi and he got on the hill without allowing Mindreboe to put one single point into his account, taking an 8:4 lead. That came onto Mindreboe like a ton of bricks. The pressure was simply too high for him to stand. He scored one more rack and then fell to Koshovyi with 9:5.
Another one who definitely wanted his spot in the next winner’s round was Konstantin Stepanov (RUS). He made short work with Italy’s Gabriele Crovetto and took the match with 9:2. „My opponent made too many mistakes“, stated Stepanov after the match, „it was easy for me to gain momentum. Once I am on the roll it is hard to stop me“, added Stepanov. Stepanov’s fellow countryman Ruslan Chinakhov was not so successful. He got defeated by „The Tornado“ Tony Drago (MLT) with 9:4 in 50 minutes. Radoslaw Babica (POL) smashed Ali Karanfiloglu (TNC) with 9:1 and sent him to the loser’s side.
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