Chen Zude (陈祖德, February 19, 1944 - November 1, 2012) was a Chinese, 9-dan professional Go player.
As 5-dan won the Chinese National Go Individual tournament three times, in 1964, and 1966, as well as 1974. Between 1966 and 1973 the tournament was not held. In addition he placed second twice, third three times, and fourth once.
Chen reached 9-dan in 1982, becoming the first Chinese player to do so after the introduction of the modern professional system in China. He was a major exponent of the Chinese fuseki, and was President of the Chinese Weiqi Association (中国围棋协会) and Zhongguo Qiyuan (中国棋院) until his death.
He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in his middle years, subsequently publishing an autobiography of his experiences with his battle and other events in his life -- titled Striving for Excellence.
- Famous Games by Chen Zude
- Go and Me
- Strategies and Tactics A Case Study of Ten Games
- Striving for Excellence
- Ancient Chinese Go Games with Detailed Commentary Series (14 volumes)
Chen Zude is profiled in the fourth chapter of The World of Chinese Go.
Weiqi Tiandi devoted the majority of the November 15th, 2012, issue to a retrospective on Chen Zude.