Liang Wenbo was in action on Thursday evening – and due to miss the big night out for the Chinese players both left in the tournament, and already knocked out but still in Berlin. Friday marks the Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse), and a typical celebration on New Year’s Eve demands a huge party and the eating of dumplings by way of celebration. Ding Junhui, Xiao Guodong, Tian Pengfei, Li Hang, Liu Chuang and Cao Yupeng arranged to cast aside on-table rivalries and head off into the city for some revelry.