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Francisco Sánchez Ruíz (born December 29, 1991 in MurciaSpain) is a Spanish professional pool player and the reigning World champion in both eight-ball and nine-ball.

Sánchez won the World Nine-ball Junior Championship in 2010, defeating Jesse Engel 11–6 in the final.[1]

In 2016, Sánchez won the 2016 European Pool Championship in nine-ball defeating Joshua Filler in the final, 9–3.[2][3] He also reached the final of the eight-ball event, but lost 7–8 to Vitaly Pazura.[4][5]

Sánchez was the runner-up at the 2017 Austrian Open, defeated in the final 9-2 by Mario He.[6]

In 2022 Sánchez won the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship defeating Max Lechner in the final 13-10. He then won his first world title at the WPA World Eight-ball Championship over Wiktor Zieliński in the same year.

Sánchez won his second world title at the World Nine-ball Championship in 2023.

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