Cho Son-jin

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Cho.
Cho Sonjin
Full name Cho Sonjin
Kanji 趙善津
Kana チョウソンジン
Hangul 조선진
Hanja 趙善津
Revised Romanization Jo Seon-jin
McCune–Reischauer Cho Sŏn-chin
Born (1970-04-18) April 18, 1970 (age 45)
South Korea
Residence Japan Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Takeo Ando
Turned pro 1984
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Cho Sonjin (born April 18, 1970) is a professional Go player.

Cho was born in South Korea, but moved to Japan at age 12 in order to become a professional. He accomplishing his goal two years later in 1984. He was promoted to 9 dan in 1998. In 1999, he defeated Cho Chikun in the Honinbo, ending Chikun's 10-year run with the title.

Titles and runners-up[edit]

Title Years Held
Current 5
Japan Honinbo 1999
Japan NEC Cup 2006
Japan Agon Cup 2000, 2001
Japan Shinjin-O 1991
Defunct 1
Japan Shin-Ei 1991
Continental 2
China Japan China-Japan Agon Cup 2000, 2001
Title Years Lost
Current 4
Japan Kisei 2001
Japan Honinbo 2000
Japan Tengen 2002
Japan Shinjin-O 1995
International 1
South Korea Japan China Taiwan Samsung Cup 1999

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