Jentsch Completes Final of Dynamic Italy Open

Phil Burford (GBR) Foto: EPBF/AMM

10-ball European Champion left no chance for Burford

Saturday, 21 April 2012: In a thrilling semi-final match, Dominic Jentsch (GER)
smashed Phil Burford (GBR) with 8:3.

Jentsch continued where he stopped the round before. He played rock solid and approached the table in the way that makes him so special: self-confident and “hungry” for the victory. His opponent was able to cope with it for the first few racks. But then Jentsch got a 6:3 advantage over Burford. His break shot was better and his performance in total was more solid than Burford's. In the 10th rack Jentsch wins a safety exchange but happens to miss a makeable 8-ball. Luckily for him, he leaves a tough shot for Burford. The British youngster misses the shot and also leaves a tough shot for Jentsch. These situations separated the wheat from the chaff. Jentsch played
a masse shot and pocketed the 8-ball, then pocketed two more tough shots and went on the hill, leading 7:3. Then Jentsch took a time-out. When he came back, he broke the balls and scratched on the break. The ball on was the 2-ball which was lying awfully close to the center pocket. Burford managed to pocket the 2-ball and get position for the 3-bll, but then missed the 3-ball. That sealed his fate. Jentsch cleared the table again and won the match with 8:3. He will now advance and challenge David Alcaide for the title of the Dynamic Italian Open.

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