Master of Play

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season

Master of Play is a TVB drama series which originally aired in Hong Kong back in 2012. It is a thriller and mystery drama with a total of 30 episodes. The show revolves around the life of a finance tycoon named Greenwood Cheung played by Adam Cheng. He is a respected head of a big investment firm who appears to have everything under control professionally and personally. Cheung is a knowledgeable and experienced person well versed in the art of high finance, but he also has a hidden talent. Cheung is an expert chess player who has won many championships, and he is known as the "Master of Play."

When Greenwood Cheung's son is kidnapped, a dangerous game of chess begins. It's a game that Greenwood must play with his kidnapper, who is determined to use the board to control his every move. Greenwood must use all his knowledge of chess and finance to outwit his challenger and hopefully save his son in the process. The game becomes more and more dangerous as the stakes are raised, and the clock ticks down.

Throughout the show, the audience is kept in suspense as politics, conspiracies, and manipulation are woven into the plot. There is no shortage of character development and subplots to keep viewers intrigued. The show delves into the personal lives of the characters, their motivations, and struggles. There is drama, suspense, romance, and much more.

The cast is an ensemble of talented actors who bring their characters to life. Besides Adam Cheng, there are many other notable actors like Moses Chan, Maggie Shiu, and Kenny Wong who give outstanding performances throughout the series. Their acting skills allow the audience to connect with the characters while watching the drama unfold.

There are several stand-out scenes in the series. One of them is the chess match between Greenwood and his kidnapper. Each move is crucial, the tension is high, and the stakes are life and death. It's a masterful representation of the game of chess, and the audience can feel the pulse-pounding excitement of the match.

Another impressive scene is when the tycoon suddenly falls ill, and his memories start to fade. The plot twist leads to intriguing character development and subplots.

The show also gives an insight into the high finance world and political corruption. It's a reminder of how those in power can manipulate and control the system for their gain. The series highlights the importance of integrity and justice in such situations, and how those values can shape the future.

The cinematography and sound design are also notable aspects of the series. The visuals are crisp and sharp, and the use of different camera angles builds tension and creates visual interest. The music complements the tension with a thrilling orchestral score that adds to the excitement of the show.

In conclusion, Master of Play is a thrilling and engaging series that captivates its audiences with its chess theme, complex plot, and solid performances. It's a well-crafted show where the twists and turns keep viewers on edge, and they'll never know what happens next. It's a fascinating insight into the high finance world and the multilayered characters within it. Anyone who enjoys dramas that blend suspense, action, and thriller will surely appreciate and enjoy Master of Play.

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Episode 30
30. Episode 30
June 29, 2012
Kun becomes too deep into Ivan's character. He sets out to prove to Ting that he is really her brother at all costs.
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
June 28, 2012
Kun dives further into Ivan's psyche and becomes convinced that Ivan is going to kill his closest loved ones.
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
June 27, 2012
Natalie reveals to Kun and Angela that she is their long lost daughter, Tansy, but not all is how it may seem.
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
June 26, 2012
Ivan panics after accidentally strangling Steve instead of Kun. Natalie ends up in the hospital after a bad accident.
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
June 25, 2012
Esther's confession and suicide send everyone into an emotional, and confused, spiral. Kun is conflicted about Esther's last wish to protect Ivan.
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
June 22, 2012
Ivan feels conflicted about Esther being the one who killed for him. Kun realizes Esther's involvement in the murders, but can't bring himself to tell anyone.
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
June 21, 2012
The police investigates Kong Sir's death and hires Kun back for consultation. Both Kun and Ivan realize that Esther is more than she seems.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
June 20, 2012
Kong Sir is obsessed with catching the Wednesday Killer, and begins to harass Esther, believing her to be the only lead.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
June 19, 2012
Kun feels uncomfortable revealing his new relationship with Esther to Ivan, while Natalie feels uncomfortable with their relationship in general.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
June 18, 2012
Ivan and his personalities try to track down the person who's protecting him. Esther invites Kun to dinner in hopes of kindling a romance.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
June 15, 2012
Ivan reconciles with his other personalities, and Natalie begins to remind Angela of Tansy.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
June 14, 2012
Kun has a startling realization about the Wednesday Killer, and must test out his theory before taking it to the police.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
June 13, 2012
A third body turns up. As the police hunt for their main suspect, Kun takes on his character.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
June 12, 2012
Kun begins working with the police to solve Jerry's murder. Natalie can't forgive Ivan for being unfaithful to Esther.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
June 11, 2012
When Jerry's body is found, Ivan has Esther lie to the police for him, while Kong Sir suspects Natalie. More people begin to notice that Ivan is acting like a different person.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
June 8, 2012
Ivan closes a long-term deal for a series of shows in a casino. Natalie's stalker ex-boyfriend traps her in an elevator.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
June 7, 2012
When Ivan finds out that Esther lost her ring, he proposes to her again. Kun loses faith in finding his daughter and deletes the blog.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
June 6, 2012
Ivan creates a blog to find Tansy for Kun. Esther finds out that Ivan is cheating on her.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
June 5, 2012
Esther begins to realize that her mother may not love her as much as she does her other children, and that Kelly may be seducing Ivan.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
June 4, 2012
Ivan rockets to fame after his underwater escape. Kun gets a letter from one of the kidnappers who took Tancy.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
June 1, 2012
Ivan performs his greatest escape trick underwater on live television. Kun receives a remembrance of his daughter.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
May 31, 2012
As the police set out to catch the kidnapper, Kun reaches out to him by stepping into his shoes.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
May 30, 2012
Natalie finds out that her friendship with Kun may not be as based on fate as she thought. Kun gets kidnapped while trying to help Kong Sir.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
May 29, 2012
Ivan's hand gets injured, allowing him to reject the movie consultant position, but his nightmare comes true when Kun and Natalie cross paths.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
May 28, 2012
Ivan announces his intention to move his family to Singapore, while Kun's friends and colleagues become increasingly worried about him.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
May 22, 2012
The day of the play's premiere draws near. Luk Bing Ching confronts Charlie on his friend's behalf, and Eric continues to stalk and threaten Ivan into reconciliation.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 24, 2012
Ivan falls into the trap of a friend from his past. Kun tracks down the girl who's been sending him tansies.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
May 23, 2012
Kun goes to find Luk Bing Ching after he told the cast that he doesn't want the play to be performed. Esther's mother picks a date for her wedding.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
May 22, 2012
Ivan prepares to welcome Esther's mother to his home to discuss his and Esther's wedding, but an old acquaintance shows up.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
May 21, 2012
A woman survives a serial killer who took her left arm, but meets a magician who helps her regain hope during her recovery. An acclaimed actor, and a father who lost his daughter, struggles over whether he should give up his search or not.
  • Premiere Date
    May 21, 2012