(杨鼎新) Chinese player born 1998-10-19, obtained the promotion to 1 dan at 9 years, 9 months in 2008-07-24. Promoted 2 dan in 2010-07-20. Promoted to 9 dan for winning 23rd LG cup on 2019-02-14.
- In 2010 he qualified for the semi-final of the Quzhou-Lanke Cup (the richest Chinese title), defeating Wang Yao, Chen Yaoye Tianyuan, then Li Zhe.
- Winner in 2011 of the 5th Xinxiu
- Winner in 2012 of the 12th Liguang Cup
- Runner up in 2012 in the 6th Xinxiu
- Winner in 2012 China Weiqi League, as member of the Team Chongqing.
- Winner in 2013 China Weiqi League, as member of the Team Chongqing
- Winner in 2013 of the 9th Weifufang
- Winner in 2015 of the 14th Xinan Wang
- Winner in 2016 of the 15th Xinan Wang
- Winner in 2019 of the 23rd LG Cup, his first international title and earning him promotion to 9 dan
- Runner up in 2019 in the 24th Samsung Cup
- In 2019, he pulled off an exceptional winning streak in the 21st Nongshim Cup. From 2019-10-16 to 2019-11-25, he beat seven consecutive Korean and Japanese players: Won Sungjin, Yamashita Keigo, Kim Jiseok, Ichiriki Ryo, Lee Donghoon, Kyo Kagen and even Shin Jinseo, only being stopped by Iyama Yuta.
- Winner in 2020 of the 34th Tianyuan
- Runner up in 2021 in the 35th Tianyuan
- Winner in 2021 South West Qiwang
On December 21, 2022, Li Xuanhao defeated Shin Jinseo in the 14th Chunlan Cup semi-final and entered into his career first international finals. On December 22, Yang Dingxin questioned Li's honesty on the WeChat social media platform accusing Li of cheating. A rough translation ( by a Reddit user idevcg) from Mandarin Chinese:
"I wanted to post it tomorrow, but I'll post it now and then go to sleep. Xuanhao, I want to play a 20-game match with you, no washroom breaks allowed, no time limits, a game a day, in a room with no signals, and release the kifu for all the games for everyone to judge, if everyone thinks I falsely accused you then I will retire after my LG cup finals, are you brave enough to accept my challenge?
Good night, don't pm me, reply in this thread :D"
After that, Yang was criticized by the Chinese Go Association and the Chinese National Go team which led him apologizing and deleting his post. The Chinese Go Association's investigation did not find that Li had cheated, and Yang was banned from most professional games by the Chinese Go Association for six months on December 30th. Initially participating in LG Cup was an exception, but the rules changed on the way, and he was also exceptioned from some other games.
- profile at baike.com (in Mandarin)
- An interview during the 8th Quzhou Lanke Cup semi-finals. v.qq.com (tencent video platform) link
- A post-game interview after winning the 20th South West Qiwang. YouTube link
- A post-game interview after losing the 2nd and decisive game of the 26th LG Cup final in 9th February 2022 YouTube link
Yang Dingxin in November 2018
peng liyao vs yang dingxin 2020 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)
yang dingxin xie erhao nongshim 2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)
yang dingxin jul2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)
yang dingxin shibano toramaru mlily 2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)
yang dingxin aug2023 (Image credit: Foxwq.com)