Chinese Go player Ke Jie admitted to Tsinghua University

Ke Jie, a Chinese professional Go player, has been admitted to Tsinghua University, according to a list of recommended elite athletes for admission into universities without examinations in 2019, reported on Tuesday.

According to the list, Ke received the recommendation as a "world-class athlete" in the board game Go. The title was given to him by the General Administration of Sport of China in 2015.

The 22-year-old is the youngest seven-time champion in the history of the game. In 2017, Ke, the world's No 1 Go player, played against AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence Go program by Google. 

Source(s): China Daily