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Nie Weiping

Nie Weiping
Full name Nie Weiping
Chinese Trad. 聶衛平 Simp. 聂卫平
Pinyin Niè Wèipíng
Born 17 August 1952
Shenzhou, Hebei, China
Teacher Hideyuki Fujisawa
Turned pro 1982
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Zhongguo Qiyuan

Nie Weiping (simplified Chinese: 聂卫平; traditional Chinese: 聶衛平; pinyin: Niè Wèipíng; born 17 August 1952) in Shenzhou, Hebei, China) is a professional Go player.

Biography

Nie began learning Go at the age of nine and won the inaugural World Amateur Go Championship in 1979. Nie was given 9 dan rank in 1982. He became famous in the Go world after leading China to victory in the China-Japan Supermatches, beating several top Japanese players including his teacher, Fujisawa Hideyuki. He earned the nickname "Steel Goalkeeper" for his ability to string together wins as the last Chinese player left. Nie won the Tianyuan twice, in 1991 and 1992.

Titles and runners-up

Ranks #4 in total amount of titles in China.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Mingren 1 (1991)
Tianyuan 2 (1991, 1992) 3 (1987, 1993, 1995)
CCTV Cup 2 (1993, 1997) 3 (1989, 1992, 1995)
National Go Individual 6 (1975, 1977-1979, 1981, 1983)
New Sports Cup 8 (1979-1983, 1988-1990) 2 (1984, 1991)
Qiwang 1 (1995) 1 (1996)
Total 19 9
Continental
Title Wins Runners-up
China-Japan Tengen 1 (1992)
Total 1 0
International
Ing Cup 1 (1988)
Fujitsu Cup 1 (1990)
Tong Yang Cup 1 (1995)
Total 0 3
Career total
Total 20 12
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