Kremlin Cup Final 32
Mikhael Kablukov
Nov. 11, 2016
Konstantin Stepanov
Konstantin Stepanov
Day three at the Olympic Stadium venue will be all about single elimination for those remaining in the Kremlin Cup. Top players are through almost unscathed, with the one exception being Konstantin Stepanov. Despite some high finishes and a runner-up finish back in the 2013 Kremlin Cup, the Russian star failed to make it to the last 48 this year. Edmond Zaja (Albania) eliminated Stepanov double-hill today. 
 
Francisco Sanchez Ruiz was going strong again on day two, holding his nerve against Corey Deuel and sending the American to the one loss side. With alternate break format, first it was Deuel coming from behind and winning five racks in a row, and then trailing 3-6 it was Sanchez Ruiz has returned the favor.
 
Mika Immonen prevailed over Ralf Souquet, who was not precise enough with his safeties and also got a couple of bad rolls, with an 8-4 scoreline. The Kaiser still managed to qualify for the single elimination stage though. So did Deuel, who will finds himself facing one of Russia's aspiring youngsters, Andrey Seroshtan
 
David Alcaide, Ruslan Chinakhov, Thorsten Hohmann, Alex Kazakis, Maksim Dudanets and Evgeny Stalev all qualified for the next stage undefeated. Now it is do or die. Day 3 sees four rounds of play, and at the end of the day, we will know who the final two contenders will be for the main prize. In addition to the link posted before, live stream from the TV table can be found at https://www.facebook.com/abnbilliards/ , there are also cameras running over some of the remaining Diamond tables at https://www.facebook.com/billiardkremlincup/.  Play continues at 11 am (Moscow time).