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Stout Retains World Championship

Jamie Stout beat Will Hopton 15/6 to retain his world championship.

Jamie Stout served two aces to open his account and then added a third point after an exciting rally. Will Hopton responded with two points of his own to trail 2-3. However, Stout then eased away to 7-2, before Hopton was able to claw back a point. Four more points in the next hand gave Stout an 11-3 lead. Hopton rallied and they exchanged a couple of points to 12-4. Hopton was fighting for every point but couldn’t reach several world class finishes by the champion. Stout held Championship Point at 14-6; he missed the first but didn’t need another invitation to seal the vital game and, with it, the World Championship.

Writeup courtesy of T&RA

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