Pankaj Advani, the Indian cueist on 29 June 2014 won his maiden IBSF 6-Red World snooker title at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. To win the title, he defeated Kacper Flilpiak of Poland in a game that lasted for an hour.
The win helped Advani to create a history of being the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker. For Advani, this was maiden 6-Red World title and ninth overall. This win also took, Advani to highest tally of world titles by any Indian cueist in the Open (Men's) category.
About Pankaj Advani
• He won his first world title at the age of 18 and is only Asian to have ever won both the Billiards and Snooker World Championships
• He is also one of the youngest Indians to be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
• He has also been conferred with the Arjuna and Padmashree awards
Who: Pankaj Advani
Where: in Egypt
When: 29 June 2014