Yu Ch'ang-hyeok

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Yu Ch'ang-hyeok (유창혁)

Yu Ch'ang-hyeok (유창혁, 劉昌赫, Yoo Changhyuk, b. 25 April 1966 in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean, professional 9-dan. He was one of Korea's top players from the 1990s to early 2000s; won numerous international titles; and held a short rivalry with Yi Ch'ang-ho in the mid 90s. He is said to have been primarily self-taught, having never been the former pupil of a professional (unlike fellow top compatriots, such as Cho Hun-hyeon & Yi Ch'ang-ho). He was married to MBC TV anchorwoman Kim T'ae-heui (金兌姫), who passed away in 2004 leaving Yu with his two children. Yu has become a well respected TV personality and Korean figure.

As of 2011-10-03, Yu has played 1747 career games, with 1141-wins / 604-losses / 2-jigo.


His style is to play for influence, his strength in the conversion of attacking positions into advantage in the endgame.

Rank Promotion

  • 1984: 1-dan
  • 1985: 2-dan
  • 1986: 3-dan
  • 1990: 4-dan
  • 1991: 5-dan
  • 1992: 6-dan
  • 1995: 7-dan
  • 1996: 9-dan, by special recommendation



Team Titles

External links

His [ext] web-site (in Korean)

Article: [ext] Yoo and his Go School

Android Software

Yoo Changhyuk has a series of 1,800 life and death problems, split into three difficulty levels, for the Android. (further details and link to the applications on the Android page).

Yu Ch'ang-hyeok last edited by hnishy on June 14, 2018 - 15:33
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