American Go E-Journal

Moments from the MLily Cup: Days one and two

Thursday August 24, 2017

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During the welcome dinner, many of the professional players including Ke Jie 9P (at right in photo left) reviewed games on their smartphones while the tournament and local officials kicked off the festivities with remarks and toasts.IMG_0753

MLily sponsor gets a game in
Ni Zhanggen (bottom left in photo at top right), CEO of MLily Furniture and sponsor of the MLily Cup, got a game in with Hua Xueming 7P (right), the head of China’s national go team, in the discussion room during the top 16 MLily Cup match. MLily Cup tournament director Liu Jing 8P looks on from the end of the table.

VIPs host the public game review
Hua Xueming 7P and Wang Runan 8P, President of the Chinese Weiqi Association, hosted the public commentary of board one, Park Jungwhan 9p vs Ke Jie 9p (photo bottom right).

report/photos by Karoline Li, EJ Tournaments Bureau Chief