Go player Ke Jie admitted to Tsinghua University

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Chinese Go player Ke Jie competes against Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo, at the third game of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match during the Future of Go Summit on May 27, 2017. [File photo/Xinhua]

Ke Jie, a Chinese professional Go player who has reached the 9 dan rank, has been admitted to study for a business administration major at Tsinghua University, according to a list of recommended elite athletes for admission into universities without examinations in 2019, Chinanews.com 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. This caught global attention.

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