Hank Chien

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Hank Chien
Born (1974-08-04) August 4, 1974 (age 42)
Taiwan
Residence New York City, New York, U.S
Nationality American
Education Computer science and mathematics degree from Harvard University[1][2]
Alma mater Harvard University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine[1][2]
Occupation Plastic Surgeon

Hank Chien is a former world record holder and 2-time "Kong-Off" Champion of the video game Donkey Kong.[2][3] As of January 2016, his personal best sits at 1,138,600. Chien won the first Kong Off, a Donkey Kong competition which occurred on March 19–20, 2011. The competition featured Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell and 8 other competitors. Chien won with a score of 994,400.[4]

The documentary Doctor Kong: Cutting Up the Competition, follows his first attempt to break the world record.[5]

Chien was born in Taiwan and moved to the U.S. with his family at the age of two.[1] He works as a plastic surgeon in Queens.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kilgannon, Corey (January 6, 2012). "Dr. Hank Chien, a King of Donkey Kong". New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hutchinson, Bill (March 10, 2010). "Queens doctor, Hank Chien, named new King of Kong, smashes video game's top score". NY Daily News. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ McElroy, Justin (2011-01-11). "Hank Chien reclaims King of Kong title". Engadget. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  4. ^ "The Kong Off 4". www.thekongoff.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  5. ^ Sean (March 24, 2011). "Doctor Kong Trailer: Yet Another Arcade Game Documentary". FilmJunk. Retrieved November 30, 2015.