Nie Weiping

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Nie Weiping
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Full name Nie Weiping
Chinese Trad. 聶衛平 Simp. 聂卫平
Pinyin Niè Wèipíng
Born (1952-08-17) 17 August 1952 (age 62)
Shenzhou, Hebei, China
Residence China
Teacher Guo Tisheng
Pupil Chang Hao,
Wang Lei,
Gu Li
Turned pro 1982
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Zhongguo Qiyuan
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Nie.

Nie Weiping (simplified Chinese: 聂卫平; traditional Chinese: 聶衛平; pinyin: Niè Wèipíng; born 17 August 1952) in Shenzhou, Hebei, China) is a professional Go player.

Biography[edit]

Nie began learning Go at the age of nine and won the inaugural World Amateur Go Championship in 1979. Nie was given 9 dan rank in 1982.[1][2] He became famous in the Go world after leading China to victory in the China-Japan Supermatches, beating several top Japanese players including his teacher, Fujisawa Hideyuki.[1][3] He earned the nickname "Steel Goalkeeper" for his ability to string together wins as the last Chinese player left.[4] Nie won the Tianyuan twice, in 1991 and 1992.[5]

Titles and runners-up[edit]

Ranks #4 in total amount of titles in China.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Mingren 1 (1991)
Tianyuan 2 (1991, 1992) 3 (1987, 1993, 1995)
CCTV Cup 2 (1993, 1997) 3 (1989, 1992, 1995)
National Go Individual 6 (1975, 1977–1979, 1981, 1983)
New Sports Cup 8 (1979–1983, 1988–1990) 2 (1984, 1991)
Qiwang 1 (1995) 1 (1996)
Total 19 9
Continental
Title Wins Runners-up
China-Japan Tengen 1 (1992)
Total 1 0
International
Ing Cup 1 (1988)
Fujitsu Cup 1 (1990)
Tong Yang Cup 1 (1995)
Total 0 3
Career total
Total 20 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nie Weiping - 'Go Master'". cctv.cntv.cn. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Nie Weiping". gobase.org. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "China-Japan Supermatch". gobase.org. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Lee Hongreal. "Episode 1: Pro's Nicknames". gobase.org. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nie Weiping 9p". gogameworld.com. Retrieved 22 June 2011.