The Shanghai Masters is the second ranking tournament in China. It was first played in 2007 and since then it has become one of the most important tournaments of the year. Ding Junhui holds the title for most titles, with 2, followed by Ronnie O’Sullivan (1 title and 1 final).
The total prize money for the Shanghai Masters 2017 is £450,000, from which the winner will get £150,000 and the finalist £75,000. Ding Junhui, the defending champion, was unable to participate due to an eye infection.