Hu Yaoyu

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Hu Yaoyu
Full nameHu Yaoyu
PinyinHú Yàoyǔ
Born (1982-01-18) January 18, 1982 (age 38)
Shanghai, China
ResidenceChina China
Turned pro1993
Rank8 dan
AffiliationZhongguo Qiyuan

Hu Yaoyu (Chinese: 胡耀宇; Pinyin: Hú Yàoyǔ; born January 18, 1982) is a Chinese professional Go player.[1]


Hu became a pro at the age most Chinese players do which is 11. He quickly achieved 5 dan in 5 years, and became 8 dan in 2005. He has beaten some of the best players in the world, and he did it in order. From 2002 to 2003, he beat Kobayashi Koichi, Kim Seung-Jun, Kato Masao, Cho Hun-hyeon, and Yoda Norimoto in the 4th Nong Shim Cup.

Titles & runners-up[edit]

Title Years Held
Current 4
China CCTV Cup 2001
China Liguang Cup 2007
China Xinren Wang 1999
China Yongda Cup 2004
Title Years Lost
Current 2
China Xinren Wang 2003
China Lebaishi Cup 2001
Continental 1
China South Korea China-Korea New Pro Wang 1999
International 1
China South Korea Japan Taiwan LG Cup 2007


  1. ^ "Games List: Hu Yaoyu". Fuseki Info. Retrieved 28 December 2010.