Manan Chandra is an internationally notable Indian amateur snooker and pool player. Chandra reached the semi final at the 2006 IBSF World Championships in Amman, Jordan, where he was eliminated by Daniel Ward 8-7. Chandra is married to Anuja Thakur, who is also a successful Indian amateur snookers and billiards player.
Pankaj Advani to face Varun Madan in the National Snooker Championship final
Varun Madan qualified for the final with a gritty 5-4 win over Manan Chandra to set up a clash with Pankaj Advani, who beat Dharminder Lilly with the same scoreline, for the National Snooker Championship
Muhammad Sajjad of Pakistan will face Chinese Yan Bingtao for the IBSF World Snooker title
Flush with success this year, Indian cueists, led by Pankaj Advani, were brimming with confidence on the eve of the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commencing at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here Wednesday.