Kyo Kagen


Kyo Kagen (Japanese: 許 家元 Taiwanese: Hsu Chiayuan (Xu Jiayuan), b. 1997-12-24) is a 9-dan Taiwanese? professional go player of the Nihon Kiin. He was the pupil of Takabayashi Takuji.

Rank Promotion

2013: 1d
2014: 2d (awarded for 30 wins as 1d)
2016: 3d
2018: 7d
2018: 8d (awarded for winning the 43rd Gosei)
2021: 9d

Titles & Runner-ups

Year Title Opponent Result
2013 10th Nakano Cup Hirata Tomoya 1-0
2014 1st Globis Cup runner-up Ichiriki Ryo 0-1
2016 3rd Globis Cup runner-up Li Qincheng 0-1
2018 43rd Gosei Iyama Yuta 3-0
2019 44th Gosei runner-up Hane Naoki 2-3
2021 59th Judan Shibano Toramaru 3-2


  • In 2013, Kyo played 18 official games (16 wins, 2 losses; 88.9% was the best record in the year), winning 10 games in a row from 2013-10-03 to 2013-12-30. He extended his winning streak to 13 consecutive wins on before losing to Oya Koichi. On 2014-03-27, his record was 14 wins, 1 loss (with a new winning streak of 11 consecutive wins), the best among Japanese pros at the time.
  • In 2018, Kyo won the Gosei title after 5 years 4 month from becoming a professional 1 dan. This was a new record at the time for the shortest time taken from becoming a pro to winning a title tournament in Japan. (Later surpassed by Shibano Toramaru's 5 years 1 month and Seki Kotaro's 4 years 8 months.)

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Kyo Kagen last edited by hnishy on December 18, 2022 - 08:08
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