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Egyptian Open

18-yr old Chinese gives top players a lesson

Cairo, Egypt, 22 February 2002. 18 years old and “only” nr. 43 in the World WANG Hao (CHN) for the second day in a row gave a lesson to one of the World Top players. Yesterday in the semi-finals the victim was nr. 3 in the World Vladimir SAMSONOV, on Friday it was the Belgian Jean-Michel SAIVE’s turn to face WANG Hao.

WANG again in the final seemed unbeatable and he sent SAIVE home with a clear 4-0 defeat. The Belgian wasn’t even close getting only 7, 6, 2 and 5.

“I never expected this, I am at the Pro Tours to learn, so winning the Egyptian Open is just great, I don’t think I have ever played better” says WANG Hao.

The best Chinese did not come to the Egypt Open, but the European favourites anyway had to let a Chinese run away with the title.



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