Ko Reibun

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Ko Reibun
Full nameKo Reibun
PinyinKǒng Lìngwén
Born (1981-09-24) September 24, 1981 (age 37)
Hebei, China
TeacherYasuro Kikuchi
Turned pro1997
Rank6 dan
AffiliationNihon Ki-in

Ko Reibun (Chinese: 孔令文; pinyin: Kǒng Lìngwén; born September 24, 1981 in Hebei), né Nie Yuncong (Chinese: 聂云骢; pinyin: Niè Yúncōng), is a professional Go player.


Rin became a professional in 1997. He is the son of one of the greatest Chinese players, Nie Weiping 9 dan, and his mother is Kong Xiangming 8 dan.[1] He moved to Japan to study under Yasuro Kikuchi. He is a Nihon Ki-in pro taking part in tournaments.[2]

He is now a naturalised Japanese, and has a Japanese wife Kobayashi Sayaka, daughter of Kobayashi Satoru.[3] He is currently 6 dan.