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World Pool Championship: Former champion Carlo Biado dumped out early in Saudi Arabia

Former World Pool Champion Carlo Biado faced a shock elimination in the early stages of the World Pool Championship in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The 2017 World Pool Champion Carlo Biado faced defeat against the Spanish Open champion Dang Jin Hu, who delivered an exceptional golden break to secure a 9-5 win, to knock out the accomplished Pinoy.

From one champion to another, the two-time World Pool Champion Thorsten Hohmann also exited the tournament in similar fashion, following back-to-back losses against Kledio Kaçi and James Georgiadis.

On the other hand, Shane Van Boening demonstrated a masterclass against the Saudi Arabian cueist Fahad Alharbi.

Despite Alharbi securing a rack to level the score at 1-1, Van Boening went on an 8-rack charge to finish the game.

Joining the "South Dakota Kid," UK Open champion Robbie Capito advanced to the winners' qualification after delivering a formidable performance against the young star Karl Gnadeberg.

Capito breezed through the racks, finishing with a 6-9 carom shot to win the final rack and finish 9-3.

The second day also saw the two-time champion Albin Ouschan and 2019 champion Fedor Gorst struggle in the opening rounds.

Ouschan lost the opening round against Fu Che Wei after failing a 3-9 combo at hill-hill, but bounced back in the following round with a 9-2 victory against Khalid Al Otabibi.

As for Gorst, nerves seemed to get the better of him after losing 3-9 to Mustafa Alnar in the first round. Gorst then entered a tense rack exchange with Luong Duc Thien in the losers' qualification.

They reached 7-8, and although Luong attempted to bring it to hill-hill, he failed to declare a push-out, causing a foul and allowing Gorst to complete a 2-9 combo to win the rack.

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