Cohen Storms Into Semi-Final

Stephane Cohen (FRA)

Former World 9-Ball Champion Peach also among the final four

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina: Stephane Cohen (FRA) powered past Lars Kuckherm (GER) with 8:5.

The older the better - that is definitely true for wine. But it might also be true for Cohen. The French plays an amazing tournament in Sarajevo this week. He plays accurate and precise with an absolute killer instinct. His opponent Kuckherm also played great so far but in the quarter-final, he had nothing to set against Cohen's performance. Cohen will meet Tomasz Kaplan (POL) in the semi-final.

Kaplan crushed Ivica Putnik (CRO) in his quarter-final match clearly with 8:1. The match was a one-man show. Kaplan played as solid as always while Putnik struggled. He could not find his match and was no opposition for tough Kaplan.

Daryl Peach (GBR) is playing in the second semi-final this afternoon. In an old-boys-clash, he terminated Vegar Kristiansen (NOR) with 8:4. It took a while before Peach got going. He was already trailing 0:3 before his engine warmed up. But then Peach ran away on the fast lane, leaving Kristiansen behind with 8:4 and the 5th rank.

Peach will face another Polish player in the semi-final match at 16:00 CET. He will play Mateusz Sniegocki who overcame Albin Ouschan (AUT) with 8:5.

The semi-finals will be played one after the other. The first semi-final will begin at 14:00 CET, the other one at 16:00 CET.

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