Yao Zhiteng

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Yao Zhiteng (姚 智騰)

Yao Zhiteng (姚 智騰, Japanese reading: Yō Chitō. b. 31 January 1998) is a Japanese, professional 6-dan of the Nihon Kiin.

Yao was a former Taiwanese amateur 7d. In 2009[1], he scored 13-3 in a Taiwanese promotion tournament, earning promotion to professional status. However, Yao declined the promotion and chose to go to Japan to becoming an Insei at the Nihon Ki-in. In 2012[2], Yao gained the professional status of the Nihon Ki-in (the 25th Taiwanese to do so). Promoted 2 dan in 2013-11-28 (30 wins as 1 dan).

At the end of 2012, Yao played his first two games -- winning against Tsuneishi Takashi 1d in his first game and losing to Son Makoto 2d in his second. In 2013, he started the year with a nine game winning streak, playing against many higher ranked players (including two 9-dans). After two losses, he started a new row of 12 wins, winning against Cho Chikun, Kobayashi Koichi and another 9-dan. In 2013, he played 39 official games, with 31 wins, 8 losses.

In 2013 he gained a place in the Japanese Team in the 15th Nongshim Cup, beating Ichiriki Ryo in a playoff.

He was the runner up in the 2023 Shinjin O.


[1] On 15 August 2009.

[2] On 15 November 2012.

Yao Zhiteng last edited by bugcat on December 26, 2023 - 08:18
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