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Hu Yaoyu

Hu Yaoyu
Full name Hu Yaoyu
Chinese 胡耀宇
Pinyin Hú Yàoyǔ
Born January 18, 1982
Shanghai, China
Turned pro 1993
Rank 8 dan
Affiliation Zhongguo Qiyuan

Hu Yaoyu (Chinese: 胡耀宇; Pinyin: Hú Yàoyǔ; born January 18, 1982) is a Chinese professional Go player.


Hu became a pro at the age most Chinese players do which is 11. He quickly achieved 5 dan in 5 years, and became 8 dan in 2005. He has beaten some of the best players in the world, and he did it in order. From 2002 to 2003, he beat Kobayashi Koichi, Kim Seung-Jun, Kato Masao, Cho Hun-hyeon, and Yoda Norimoto in the 4th Nong Shim Cup.