Wolff wins heartbreaker over Yuksel

With a strong performance, Steffen Wolff (NOR) managed to defeat Sina Yuksel (TUR) 8:6 at the Dynamic Billard European Championships 10-ball in the first round.Steffen_Wolff-small
The tournament has started with the 10-ball competition today. In the first round, Steffen Wolff met Sina Yuksel. Wolff had the better start by far, steaming off with a nice and comfortable 5:0 lead. It looked like he was going to teach a lesson to Yuksel. Suddenly, the Turkish seemed to gain momentum and won rack after rack. This somehow seemed to influence Wolff. His flow seemed to be heavily interrupted. After eleven racks, the scoreboard all of a sudden displayed a 6:5 lead for Yuksel. The match was packed with action and excitement. Then Wolff got going again and won the next three racks which gave him the 8:6 victory over Yuksel. What seemed to start out as a walk in the park turned out to become hard work for Wolff. In the next round, Wolff needs to deal with Konstantin Stepanov (RUS) who won the silver medal in straight pool yesterday. Yuksel walks to the left side of the draw and will seek his luck on the loser’s side. His opponent there has not yet been decided.
Other remarkable results in the men’s division for today include Jim Chawki (SWE) winning 8:6 in the winner’s qualification round over #1 seeded player Francisco Diaz-Pizarro (ESP), last year’s silver medallist. The defending Champion Alexander Kazakis (GRE) is not present so Diaz-Pizarro was seeded #1. Marc Glatz (LUX) took down Stephan Cohen (FRA) quite clearly with 8:2. Marcus Chamat (SWE) just made it over the finish line, handing an 8:7 defeat to Tomasz Kaplan (POL). That was indeed a tough first round draw there for both players and the result displays the similar level that both of them perform on.
In the women’s division, Jennifer Vietz (GER) managed to overpower Louise Furberg (SWE) with 6:5. A bit clearer was the match between Kateryna Polovinchuk (UKR) and Agne Jarusauskaite (LIT. 6:0 was the final result in favor of Polovinchuk. The same result was good for Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) in her match against Johanna Vartiainen (FIN). Line Kjoersvik (NOR) defeated Encarnation Garcia (ESP) with 6:1.
In the wheelchair division, Matt Duffy (GBR) won his match over Leszek Blumzynski (POL) with 6:2. Daniel Lee (GBR) won 6:1 over Urban Oberthanner (AUT).
Today will feature more 10-ball action in all three divisions, men, women and wheelchair.
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