Two-time World No.2 and previous year Asian No.2 player Amir Sarkhosh from Iran has once again entered into the final of the Asian Snooker Championship. This year also he will be playing against an Indian player but the player is young 25 years aged Ishpreet Singh Chadha. Amir Sarkhosh has been one of the most consistent players, probably in the world, who is reaching the medals round almost in every international tournament in the recent past. On the 11th of March he played the final of the World Championship where he lost to Pakistan Ahsan Ramzan of Pakistan in the deciding frame. In knockouts, his low seeding put him against the biggies of the sports. Despite all that, he maintained his consistency and in Last16 stage, he knocked out his arch-rival Pankaj Advani 4-3, whom he lost multiple times in the past. After that remarkable win, he ousted former Asian 6Reds Champion and worthy player from Pakistan Muhammad Sajjad by winning the first four frames in row 4-0 His semi-final match was against two-times world champion Muhammad Asif of Pakistan. Here also he won the first four frames in a row to lead 4-0. However, Asif made a remarkable recovery to secure the next two frames and was on perfect clearance position in the seventh frame too, but missed a black from the cushion touched cue-ball, which put Amir back into the frame and after a series of safe shots, he secured the frame and the match 5-2. In the final, Amir will be meet former Asian Junior No.3, Ishpreet Singh Chadha from India who entered the final defeating Aung Phyo of Myanmar 5-1. Ishpreet rallied breaks in the first three frames to obtain a 3-0 lead when Aung Phyo tried damage control by winning 4th frame. Although Aung gave a tough fight in the next two frames, Ishpreet maintained his sobriety and kept scoring at regular intervals to win the next two frames and to enter into his maiden International final. Earlier today, Ishpreet defeated Siyavosh Mozayani of Iran 4-1 in the quarter-final and Aung Phyo knocked out Ali Alobaidli of Qatar after a very tough quarter-final match 4-3. The match lasted for more than four hours where both showed their skills. At one stage, Ali Alobaidli had a great chance to set the highest break of the tournament but missed the pink ball on a score of 124. Later Ali was down 2-3 when made a remarkable recovery to set the decider and had a good chance to seal the match but a couple of unforced errors and miscalculated shot on black allowed Aung to win the match 4-3.

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