Zhaonian Chen, born May 9, 1989, also known as Michael, plays as DarkMage and ZChen on KGS. He is one of the strongest players in the American Go Association, and has an 8.6 rating as of February 2011. He learned Go when he was 7-8, and now lives in New Jersey.
Michael won the 2006 North American Ing Cup, competed in the 2007 North American Ing Masters Championship as well as the 2006 North American Masters Tournament. In 2009 and 2011, he came in second in the US Open with a score of 5-1.
As of 2021, he streams on Twitch as zchenmike.
Go congress 2005 went great. lost in the live broadcasted games, disappointed the fans, sorry. I'll try harder next year. Overall, everything went great, very fun.