Ke Jie

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Ke Jie (柯洁 / 柯潔 / Kē Jiť , b. 1997-08-02 in Liandu District, Lishui City, Zhejiang Province in China[1]) is a Chinese professional 9-dan. Between September 2015 and March 2017 he was the highest-rated player in the world according to [ext] goratings.org[2].

In July 2014, he broke into the top 10 in the Chinese pro ratings list after his performance at the 16th Ahan Tongshan Cup, and was subsequently promoted to 9-dan the same year.

Ke Jie
Ke Jie in April 2017

Titles

Rank Promotion

  • 2008: 1-dan
  • 2010: 2-dan
  • 2011: 3-dan
  • 2012: 4-dan
  • 2014: 9-dan

Personal Life

  • In 2019, he enrolled as a student at Tsinghua University majoring in Business Administration.[3]
  • In December 2022 he started a restaurant business opening a Cantonese restaurant in Hangzhou. [4]

Fun Facts

  • He is unusually active in social media for a high level professional Go player.
  • His character and personal life, combined with his success in Go, have made him somewhat of a celebrity. He has an unusually large number of fans as well as a fair share of critics.
  • He plays his Go stones with his right hand, but seems to eat his food with the chopsticks on his left hand.
  • He is good friends with Lian Xiao. They turned pro in the same year and they do things together in the free time. For example in June 2023 they went to camping together ([ext] bilibili video) and in July 2023 they participated in a cooking competition ([ext] bilibili video)

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ke jie mlily 2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)


References

[1] [ext] http://sports.sina.com.cn/go/2018-08-03/doc-ihhehtqh2258362.shtml
[2] [ext] https://www.goratings.org/en/history/
[3] [ext] https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_3556093
[4] [ext] https://k.sina.cn/article_2261324833_86c914210010190dc.html?from=food


Ke Jie last edited by kuhi on September 25, 2023 - 20:42
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