Choi Cheol-han

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Choi Cheol-han
Full name Choi Cheol-han
Hangul 최철한
Hanja 崔哲瀚
Revised Romanization Choe Cheol-han
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Ch'ŏl-han
Born (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 32)
South Korea
Residence South Korea South Korea
Teacher Kweon Kab-yong
Turned pro 1997
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Hanguk Kiwon
Choi Cheol-han
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Men's Team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Mixed doubles

Choi Cheol-han (born 12 March 1985) is a South Korean professional Go player. He is the fourth youngest (12 years 2 months) to become a professional Go player in South Korean history behind Cho Hun-hyun (9 years 7 months), Lee Chang-ho (11 years 1 months) and Cho Hye-yeon (11 years 10 months).[1] His nickname is "The Viper".

Biography[edit]

Choi became a professional when he was 12 years old. He began playing Go at the age of seven, studying with Lee Sedol in Kweon Kab-yong's academy in Seoul. At that time, Choi was considered the next Lee Sedol.[2]

Promotion record[edit]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1997
2 dan 1998
3 dan 1999
4 dan 2000
5 dan
6 dan 2003 Won the 8th Chunwon.
7 dan
8 dan
9 dan 2004 Special promotion for winning the 47th Guksu and defending his Chunwon title.

Career record[edit]

  • 2006: 58 wins, 29 losses[3]
  • 2007: 45 wins, 25 losses[4]
  • 2008: 50 wins, 18 losses[5]
  • 2009: 56 wins, 18 losses[6]
  • 2010: 63 wins, 22 losses[7]
  • 2011: 50 wins, 24 losses[8]

Titles and runners-up[edit]

Ranks tenth in total amount of titles in Korea.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Guksu 3 (2003, 2004, 2010) 2 (2005, 2011)
GS Caltex Cup 1 (2005) 1 (2006)
Chunwon 4 (2003, 2004, 2010, 2011)
KBS Cup 1 (2006)
Maxim Cup 2 (2009, 2010) 1 (2006)
Kisung 1 (2004) 2 (2005, 2007)
King of Kings 1 (2005)
KT Cup 1 (2002)
Total 11 10
Continental
China-Korea Tengen 3 (2004, 2005, 2011)
Total 0 3
International
Ing Cup 1 (2008) 1 (2004)
Fujitsu Cup 1 (2005)
Zhonghuan Cup 1 (2005)
Total 2 2
Career total
Total 13 15

Korean Baduk League[edit]

Season Team Place Record
2007 Team World Meridian (Captain) 6th place 6–7[9]
2008 Team No. 1 Fire Insurance 4th place 12–4[10]
2009 Team Hite Jinro (Captain) 6th place 9–3[11]
2010 Team Hite Jinro (Captain) 4th place 10–7[12]
2011 Team Hite Jinro (Captain) Runners-up 13–4[13]

Chinese A League[edit]

Season Team Place Record
2009 Team Sian (Captain) 7th place 9–3[14]
2010 Team Sian (Captain) 2nd place 7–2[15]
2011 Team Sian (Captain) TBD 10–5[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "최철한 9단, 통산 800승 달성". sports.chosun.com (in Korean). 18 September 2012. Retrieved 2016-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Choi CheolHan". gobase.org. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Korea win-loss 2006". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Korea win-loss 2007". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Korea win-loss 2008". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Korea win-loss 2009". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Korea win-loss 2010". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Korea win-loss 2011". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "2007 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "2008 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "2009 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "2010 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "2011 Korean Baduk League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "2009 Chinese A League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "2010 Chinese A League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "2010 Chinese A League". igokisen.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 13 June 2011. [permanent dead link]