Reno: First Biggie For Basavich

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Basavich won his first major title in Reno.
Basavich won his first major title in Reno.
At the Glass City Open in November, Danny “Kid Delicious” Basavich beat pool hero Jeremy Jones for the first time, and went on to take second place. According to the Kid, it was a highlight of his career to date.

At the Sands Regency Reno Open, Dec. 9-14, Basavich did himself one better. He beat Jones twice in a true double-elimination final, 9-5 and 9-6, to score his first major title ever.

Basavich came through the one-loss side of the tournament after a hill-hill loss to Cory Deuel early in the tournament. He plowed through the likes of Tony Chohan, Glenn Atwell, Charlie Bryant and Ernesto Dominguez to earn a chance to take down Jones.

Basavich’s win earned him $12,000 while Jones settled for $5,500. Breakthrough player Mike Vidas and Mexican stalwart Ernesto Dominguez finished third and fourth, respectively.

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