Ch'oe Ch'eol-han

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Ch'oe Ch'eol-han (최철한)

Ch'oe Ch'eol-han (최철한, 崔哲澣, Choi Cheolhan, b. 12 March 1985 in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean professional 9-dan of the Hankuk Kiwon. He was a student at the famous Kweon Kap-yong baduk academy in Seoul. Ch'oe is known for being part of the newcomer generation that successfully challenged Yi Ch'ang-ho's dominance in the mid 2000s, and for his ferocious fighting style that has given him the nickname, The Poisonous Snake. On 20 August 2013, he reached his 900th career win (the 10th Korean to do so).

Rank Promotion

  • 1997: 1-dan
  • 1998: 2-dan
  • 1999: 3-dan
  • 2001: 4-dan
  • 2002: 5-dan
  • 2003: 6-dan
  • 2004: 7-dan, for winning 27th Kuksu
  • 2004: 8-dan, for winning 15th Kiseong
  • 2004: 9-dan, for league points

Titles

Team Titles

Career Statistics[1][2]

Year Year Total Win Loss NR Career Total Win Loss NR
1997 31 19 11 1 31 19 11 1
1998 57 42 15 88 61 26 1
1999 46 29 17 134 90 43 1
2000 73 55 18 207 145 61 1
2001 71 52 19 278 197 80 1
2002 71 50 21 349 247 101 1
2003 77 65 12 426 312 113 1
2004 85 61 24 511 373 137 1
2005 99 66 33 610 439 170 1
2006 87 58 29 697 497 199 1
2007 80 45 35 777 542 234 1
2008 67 51 16 844 593 250 1
2009 81 60 21 925 653 271 1
2010 97 73 24 1022 726 295 1
2011 95 64 31 1117 790 326 1
2012 102 67 35 1219 857 361 1
Total 1219 857 361 1
Win Rate 70.3%

15th Kiseong Fuseki

Two of his wins in the 15th Kiseong used an unconventional fighting fuseki as Black that was very effective against Yi Ch'ang-ho at the time (e.g. [ext] the second game of the title match). The result of Ch'oe's performance and the fuseki motivated further usage of it against Yi Ch'ang-ho that same year. For example, Mok Chin-seok in the 2004 LG cup finals, and Ch'oe again in the 2004 Ing Cup. The fuseki was as follows:

[Diagram]
Yi Ch'ang-ho (W) v. Ch'oe Ch'eol-han (B)  

Notes

[1]Source: [ext] ''Choi Cheolhan: carriera''.

[2]valerio: In 2013 Hankuk Kiwon changed the counting of official records. Now, also games played in Chinese League count.

  • In 2004, he advanced to the final of the 5th Ing Cup allowing him exemption from military conscription.

Ch'oe Ch'eol-han last edited by 86.173.160.252 on November 15, 2015 - 09:28
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