Pak Yeong-hun (박영훈, 朴永訓, Park Younghun, b. 1 April 1985 in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean, professional 9-dan. He is one Korea's top professionals. He was a pupil of Ch'oe Kyu-pyeong. In 2013, Pak reached his 1,000th career game and 700th win. His hobbies include tennis and playing Tetris. His nickname is Little Prince.
Enjoys peaceful and simple games where he can utilize his very strong endgame, counting and positional judgment. He's good at finding flexible moves, sabaki, and tidying up positions, but is relatively weaker at fighting than other top players, such as Gu Li and Yi Se-tol.
In 2011, An Younggil said:
His smile is so pure like a baby and his mind is beautiful, so whenever I talk to him I feel good. He is a real Baduk lover and he studies Go more than anybody else as I mentioned above. When he was an insei, his teacher commanded his students to play 300 game records a week, and all students thought it’s impossible except him. He said it’s easy because he can do 50 games each day, and he can even have a day off.
I’ve never heard any bad word from him, and most of Baduk fans including pros like him because of that.
- 1999: 1-dan, promoted through amateur route rather than insei route.
- 2000: 2-dan
- 2001: 3-dan
- 2003: 4-dan
- 2004: 5-dan, for qualifying wins.
- 2004: 6-dan, for runner-up of the 8th Samsung Cup
- 2004: 9-dan, for winning the 17th Fujitsu Cup.
- 2001: 6th Chunwon (d. Yun Seong-hyeon)
- 2002: 6th China-Korea Tengen (d. Huang Yizhong)
- 2004: 17th Fujitsu Cup (d. Yoda Norimoto)
- 2004: 1st Zhonghuan Cup (d. O Rissei)
- 2004: 15th BC Card (Korean New Stars) (d. Kim Dong Hee)
- 2005: 16th Kiseong (d. Ch'oe Ch'eolhan)
- 2005: 1st Korean Prices Information Cup (d. Yi Ch'ang-ho)
- 2005: 1st Yeongnam Ilbo Cup (d. Cho Han-seung)
- 2006: 17th Kiseong (d. An Cho-yeong)
- 2007: 18th Kiseong (d. Ch'oe Ch'eolhan)
- 2007: 20th Fujitsu Cup (d. Yi Ch'ang-ho)
- 2007: 12th GS Caltex Cup (d. Yi Ch'ang-ho)
- 2008: 13th GS Caltex Cup (d. Weon SeongChin)
- 2008: 9th Maxim Cup (d. Mok Jinseok)
- 2010: 38th Myungin (d. Weon SeongChin?)
- 2011: 12th Maxim Cup (d. Yi Ch'ang-ho)
- 2011: 2nd China-Korea-Japan Meijin
- 2011: 39th Myungin (d. Baek Hongsuk)
- 2013: 17th Chunwon (d. Ch'oe Ch'eolhan)
- 2005: Korean Baduk League, member of Team Holy Construction (individual score: 7-0).
- 2009: Korean Baduk League, member of Team Yeongnam Ilbo (individual score 10-5).
- 2003: 8th Samsung Cup (l. Cho Chikun)
- 2003: 3rd Osram Cup (l. Song T'ae-kon)
- 2004: 9th GS Caltex Cup (l. Yi Ch'ang-ho)
- 2005: 9th China-Korea New Star (l. Gu Li)
- 2017: 11th Chunlan Cup (l. Tan Xiao)
|2002-06-01||O Meien||Go World Iss. 95|
|2003-12-08||Cho Chikun||Go World Iss. 101|
|2003-12-09||Cho Chikun||Go World Iss. 101|
|2003-12-11||Cho Chikun||Go World Iss. 101|
|2003-12-15||Mok Chin-seok||Go World Iss. 110|
|2005-03-25||Ch'oe Ch'eol-han||Go World Iss. 104|
|2006-08-30||Chang Hao||Go World Iss. 127|
|2006-09-01||Cho U||Go World Iss. 109|
|2006-11-26||Takao Shinji||Go World Iss. 111|
|2007-02-06||Yoda Norimoto||Go World Iss. 111|
|2007-07-07||Yoda Norimoto||Go World Iss. 113|
|2007-07-09||Yi Ch'ang-ho||Go World Iss. 113|
|2009-01-28||Ch'oe Ch'eol-han||The Best Game Records of 2009|
|2009-02-10||Ch'oe Ch'eol-han||The Best Game Records of 2009|
|2009-05-21||Wang Haoyang||The Best Game Records of 2009|
|2009-07-11||Yi Yeong-ku||The Best Game Records of 2009|
|2009-08-06||Hong Min-p'yo||The Best Game Records of 2009|
|2009-08-27||Ch'oe Ch'eol-han||The Best Game Records of 2009|
|2009-09-04||Lyu Tong-wan?||The Best Game Records of 2009|
|2009-11-17||Cho Han-seung||The Best Game Records of 2009|
-  Source: GoGoD's Onomasticon.
-  Source: Park Yeonghun: carriera (Italian).
-  Source: Top 20 Go Players: Park Younghun and Lee Younggu.
- Hikaru no Go character Ko Yeong-ha (고영하, Ko Yonha) was based upon Pak Yeong-hun.