Sánchez in 2012
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|UMB World Three-cushion Championship|
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Daniel Sánchez Gálvez (born 3 March 1974 in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, and best known as Dani Sánchez) is a Spanish professional carom billiards player who plays for FC Porto a club he has represented for the last 21 years.
He first reached the finals of the UMB World Three-cushion Championship in 1996, but finished 2nd to Christian Rudolph. He successfully took the title in 1998, defeating 14-time World Champion Torbjörn Blomdahl. He won it again in 2005 against Jean Paul de Bruijn, in 2010 against Eddy Leppens and in 2016 against Kim Haeng-jik.
Sánchez is a winner of the CEB European Three-cushion Championship twice (1997 and 2000) and is a 31-time Spanish national Champion. He is 15-time Three-cushion Billiard champion of Spain.
He also won three gold medals at The World Games in three-cushion in 2001, 2005 and 2017, defeating Dick Jaspers on the first two occasions and Marco Zanetti at the latest edition.By 2015 he won his fifth Overall-World Cup title.
His highest(HR) in competition is 23 (2016 Spanish Championship) which is also the new Spanish record, and his best game average is 5 (50 in 10 ). By 2016 he is the 18-time National Champion with two records, beside the high-run he also put up the (GA) record up to 2.247.
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The Spanish star player Dani Sánchez has already crowned himself with the overall victory in the World Cup cycle 2015.
Dani brought the Spanish high run record to 23 (!) in his match against Andrés Carrion. His highest run so far was 22.
The crown of the Spanish champion was shining more than ever after the eighteenth victory in his home land.
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