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Iulian Boiko

  • Title

  • Nationality

  • Turned Pro

  • Highest Tournament Break

  • Location

  • D.O.B

    22 September 2005
  • Money List Earnings

  • Nickname

    The Kiev Dynamo

Best ranking event performance: Last 64

Career highlights:

2020: Beats Darren Morgan in the final of the EBSA Six Red European Championship. Becomes the youngest player ever to compete in the World Championship, though he loses to Thor Chuan Leong in the first qualifying round. Reaches the final of the WSF Open before losing to Ashley Hugill. That earns him a two-year tour card. Becomes the youngest ever player to turn pro when he joins the World Snooker Tour at the age of just 14. He is also the first pro player from Ukraine.

2021: Wins a match in the knockout stages of a ranking event for the first time when he beats Fergal O’Brien 4-3 in the Gibraltar Open. In the last 64 he leads Mark Allen 3-1, only to lose 4-3.

Videos from his training camp (like this one) make it obvious that Boiko has the required talent. Expect to see more of the Kiev Dynamo in years to come.