|Chinese||Trad. 陳祖德 Simp. 陈祖德|
February 19, 1944|
|Died||November 1, 2012
|Teacher||Gu Shuiru and Liu Dihuai|
Chen Zude (Traditional: 陳祖德; Simplified: 陈祖德; Pinyin: Chén Zǔdé; February 19, 1944 – November 1, 2012) was a Chinese professional Go player. He was also the President of the Chinese Chess Association. He died of pancreatic cancer on November 1, 2012.
Zude was one of China's most decorated Go players. He was believed to be the founder of "Chinese fuseki". Although, according to Kato Masao, this pattern originated in Japan, Chen was the person who made this fuseki famous. Yasunaga Hajime, a Japanese pro-level amateur and teacher of many professionals, claims in his books that Chen saw the fuseki first when attending a study group and exhibition matches organized by Yasunaga and held in China.
Zude was the first Chinese Go player in the modern era to attain the rank of 9-dan.
|Chinese fuseki (Black).|
|National Go Individual||1964, 1966, 1974|
|National Go Individual||1962|
|New Sports Cup||1979|
|Chairman of Chinese Weiqi Association
1988 – 2006
|New title||President of Zhongguo Qiyuan
1992 – 2003