Chen Yaoye(陈耀烨) in April 2010
At the time of Chen's promotion to 9-dan (in 2007) he became the youngest professional 9-dan.
Chen was ranked #1 in the Chinese rankings on both 2012-08-31 and 2012-12-31.
Chen was ranked #1 in the World rankings for the month of October 2012. The full ranking chart for that month can be found here: http://blog.libero.it/GoInternazionale/11648634.html (Italian)
As of 2013, Chen has held the Tianyuan title for five consecutive years & won the China-Korea Tengen four out of the last five times.
An Younggil has said that, "Chen’s style of play is very solid and territorial. He’s good at erasing his opponents’ influence and moyo." As such, he "take territory first and then invades. ... Chen is very good at sabaki." "He never rushes, but plays very safely and solidly," that his "defense is very solid and accurate," and although he "doesn't play gently even when he's in the lead," when winning he tries to simplify the game where he can.
Regarding Chen's previous record against other Korean players and Choi Cheolhan, Younggil further said:
Chen Yaoye is very strong against Korean players. Especially against Choi Cheolhan. ... I think it’s because Chen’s style of play is very solid, and it makes it hard for Choi to lead the games towards his preferred dynamic fighting style.
- 2000: 1-dan
- 2001: 2-dan
- 2002: 3-dan
- 2004: 4-dan
- 2005: 5-dan
- 2007: 9-dan - For getting at least two runner-ups in international tournaments.
- 2005: 39th National Go Individual
- 2009: 23rd Tianyuan, ending Gu Li's six year run.
- 2009: 13th China-Korea Tengen, beating Kang Dongyun 2-1.
- 2010: 24th Tianyuan, beating Gu Li 2-1
- 2010: CCTV Cup, beating Gu Lingyi.
- 2011: 25th Tianyuan, beating Zhou Hexi 2-0.
- 2011: 15th China-Korea Tengen, beating Choi Cheolhan 2-0.
- 2012: 26th Tianyuan, beating Zhou Hexi 2-0.
- 2012: 16th China-Korea Tengen, beating Choi Cheolhan 2-0
- 2012: 9th Chang-ki Cup, beating Tuo Jiaxi 2-1.
- 2013: 27th Tianyuan, beating Gu Lingyi 2-0.
- 2013: 9th Chunlan Cup, beating Lee Sedol 2-1.
- 2013: 17th China-Korea Tengen, beating Park Yeonghun 2-1.
- 2013: 26th Mingren, beating Tan Xiao 3-1.
- 2014: 28th Tianyuan, beating Ke Jie 2-1.
- 2015: 29th Tianyuan, beating Mi Yuting 2-0.
- 2016: 30th Tianyuan, beating Tang Weixing 2-0.
- 2016: 3rd Bailing Cup, beating Ke Jie 3-1.
- 2018: 1st Tianfu Cup, beating Shin Jinseo 2-1.
- Chen played an exhibition game on the KGS go server in 2006: http://files.gokgs.com/games/2006/3/25/chenyaoye-shiryuu-2.sgf
- A short biography by An Young Gil 8p: http://gogameguru.com/top-20-go-players-cho-hanseung-chen-yaoye/
- A one minute insert/ad(?) from June 2016. bilibili link
- Chen Yaoye Go Classroom Autumn Enrollment Brochure. bilibili link
chen yaoye southwest qiwang mar2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)
Source: Go Commentary: Chen Yaoye vs Choi Cheolhan – 16th China Korea Tengen: http://gogameguru.com/go-commentary-chen-yaoye-vs-choi-cheolhan-16th-china-korea-tengen/
Source: Go Commentary: Chen Yaoye vs Lee Sedol – 9th Chunlan Cup Final: http://gogameguru.com/go-commentary-chen-yaoye-vs-lee-sedol-9th-chunlan-cup-final/