National champion Sourav Kothari stunned compatriot and multiple times world champion Pankaj Advani in the quarterfinals of the IBSF World Billiards (long-up format) in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Kothari dominated the proceedings to win 1000-644.
Given his vast experience on the big stage, Advani was touted as the runaway winner, but Kothari displayed
Advani had an opportunity to regain the lead in the 19th
Kothari will meet compatriot Dhvaj Haria in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, world champion Peter Gilchrist of Singapore defeated Briton Robert Hall to make it to the last-four stage where he will take on Rupesh Shah.