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Kunihiko Takahashi

NameDate of Birth Country
Kunihiko Takahashi04-03-1969Japan

Kunihiko Takahashi (b. March 4, 1969 in Nagasaki, Japan) is a Japanese professional pool player and a former world champion. Nicknamed "The Sniper."

He began practicing pool at 17 and turned professional in 1996. In 1998, he won the WPA World Nine-ball Championship by defeating the reigning champion, Johnny Archer, in the final match. He became the second WPA World Nine-ball Champion fromJapan after Takeshi Okumura who won it in 1994. In that same year, he won the ESPN Ultimate Shootout, earning him $40,000.

Four years later, Takahashi was only 3 stages away from a second world title. Unfortunately, he was defeated by Earl Strickland who would later win it.

 

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