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Chen Yaoye

Chen Yaoye
Full name Chen Yaoye
Chinese Trad. 陳耀燁 Simp. 陈耀烨
Pinyin Chén Yàoyè
Born December 16, 1989
Beijing, China
Turned pro 2000
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Zhongguo Qiyuan

Chen Yaoye (Traditional: 陳耀燁; Simplified: 陈耀烨; Pinyin: Chén Yàoyè; born on December 16, 1989) is a Chinese professional Go player.

Biography

Chen Yaoye was born in Beijing, China. He is a young Go player who, at the age of 16, had already beaten Lee Chang-ho, arguably the best Go player in the world. He has won a title, the 2005 National Go Individual with a record of 7 wins and 2 losses. At the time he was 15 years and 9 months of age, the youngest Chinese player to win the tournament. After beating Lee in the 10th LG Cup, he scored two more wins in that tournament to progress to the final. In March 2006, he faced off against Gu Li in the final of the 10th LG Cup. Chen had lost the first two matches, but won the next two games to tie it at 2-2. It came to the final fifth game, and Chen lost. He was promoted to 9 dan in 2007 after he was runner-up to Lee Sedol in the Asian TV Cup.

In June 2013, he defeated Lee Sedol in the 9th Chunlan Cup final by 2-1, winning his first international individual title.

Chen's style is characterised by his strong preference for early territory, much like Cho Chikun.

Titles & runners-up

Title Wins and Runners-up
Title Years held Wins Years lost Runners-up
Domestic - Current - 7 - 1
National Go Individual 2005 1 - -
Tianyuan 2009-2013 5 - -
Chang-ki Cup 2012 1 - -
Ahan Tongshan Cup - - 2011 1
Domestic - Defunct - 1 - 1
CCTV Cup 2010 1 2007 1
Continental - 4 - 1
China-Korea Tengen 2009, 2011-2013 4 2010 1
International - 1 - 2
LG Cup 2006 - - 1
Asian TV Cup 2007 - - 1
Chunlan Cup 2013 1 - -
TOTAL - 13 - 5
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