Carlo Biado dominated American pool player Shane van Boening, 11-6, on Thursday to march to the finals of the World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.
The defending champion, who got past Lin Wu Kun of Chinese-Taipei, 11-4, in the semis, surrendered the first rack against the American before winning the next four frames.
Boening then won four more racks, but the Filipino scored three more to pad his lead, 8-5.
Boening's last hurrah was Rack 14 before Biado took over the game.
Biado, seeded No. 3 in the tournament, will battle the winner between Germany's Joshua Filler and Greece's Alexandros Kazakis.
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