European Setrump 9-7 Bingham successfully defended his title and cuts the 8th crown in the rankings

In the early morning of October 9th, Beijing time, the 2017 Snooker European Masters all ended in Romille, Limburg, Belgium. In the final, Bingham, who had a three-shot break, drove high and low. Trump won 9-7 after the starter. He successfully defended his title and won the eighth league championship in his career and led the prize of 75,000 pounds.


The European Masters is the sixth ranked tournament of the season, using a flat format that precedes a qualifying round in the UK. Although the big name O’Sullivan and China’s Ding Junhui, Fu Jiajun and Liang Wenbo were not present, there is no shortage of excitement. Especially Cao Yupeng and Zhou Yuelong, both ranked among the top four and set a new professional high, adding a lot of festive atmosphere to the Chinese fans who are celebrating the double festival holiday.

In the semifinals of the previous game day, the defending champion Trump broke the 100 twice, beating Cao Yupeng 6-1, and Bingham won three consecutive games and reversed the teenager Zhou Yuelong 6-4, so that the finals ended up in the two TOP16 players. Staged between.

The finals will be conducted in two stages with a 9-win system of 17 rounds. In the first eight rounds of the first stage, the two played inextricably and inextricably. Bingham, currently ranked 11th in the world, is slightly better. However, he led 1-0 and 2-1 and was quickly tied by Trump, ranked 4th, during which Bingham played in the third game. With 73 points on a single stroke, Trump responded with 90 points in the fourth inning.

Next, Bingham fully demonstrated the style of the 2015 world champion, scoring 107 points and 101 points in a single stroke, 4-2 to open the distance with the opponent. However, the good times did not last long. Trump won the 7th game with 59 points on a single stroke, 71-47 and then made another victory. After the first eight games, the two sides shook hands 4-4.

The game entered the second stage. Bingham scored a beautiful 130 points as soon as he came up. This is his third stroke in the finals and his state is not bad. However, as soon as he regained his lead, Trump was greeted with a frantic counterattack. Trump scored 107 and 66 points in a single stroke, achieving a 6-5 lead for the first time. Then Trump continued his efforts to take the 12th game 75-42 and the score was 7-5.

Facing aggressive opponents, Bingham stabilized his position and blocked his opponents in two consecutive rounds. During the 14th round, they completed 78 points on a single stroke. The two returned to the same starting line with a score of 7-7.

However, for the rest of the time, the 41-year-old Bingham did not do much anymore. On the other hand, Trump, the more he fought, the more confident he was. “Quasi God” got the match point with 66 points in a single stroke and then finished with 107 points in a single stroke. In this way, the 28-year-old Trump sealed the victory with a total score of 9-7. While successfully defending his title, he also won the eighth ranking championship trophy in his career.


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