Chien becomes first Vietnamese to finish second in 3-Cushion World Championship

By Xuan Binh   December 1, 2019 | 04:00 pm GMT+7
Chien becomes first Vietnamese to finish second in 3-Cushion World Championship
Nguyen Duc Anh Chien at the 3-Cushion World Championship in Randers, Denmark, November 2019. Photo by Naver.

Nguyen Duc Anh Chien has become the first Vietnamese cueist to finish runner-up in the World Championships.

In Denmark on Saturday Chien from the central Quang Tri Province beat Turkish’s Semih Sayginer 40-36 over 21 innings in the semi-final.

Chien, who was playing his first world championship, then lost in the final to Sweden’s five-time world champion Torbjörn Blomdahl 40-37.

The second place finish takes him to 14th place in the world rankings.

The best finish by Vietnamese players before this year was third place last year and in 2017.

 
 
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