Nie Weiping

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Nie Weiping
聂卫平
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Full nameNie Weiping
Born (1952-08-17) 17 August 1952 (age 66)
Shenzhou, Hebei, China
ResidenceChina China
TeacherHideyuki Fujisawa
PupilChang Hao
Wang Lei
Gu Li
Turned pro1982
Rank9 dan
AffiliationChinese Weiqi Association
Nie Weiping
Traditional Chinese聶衛平
Simplified Chinese聂卫平

Nie Weiping (simplified Chinese: 聂卫平; traditional Chinese: 聶衛平; pinyin: Niè Wèipíng; born 17 August 1952) is a professional Go player.

Biography[edit]

Born in Shenzhou, Nie began learning Go at the age of nine and won the inaugural World Amateur Go Championship in 1979. Nie was given 9 dan rank in 1982.[1][2] He became famous in the Go world after leading China to victory in the China-Japan Supermatches, beating several top Japanese players including his teacher, Fujisawa Hideyuki.[1][3] He earned the nickname "Steel Goalkeeper" for his ability to string together wins as the last Chinese player left.[4] Nie won the Tianyuan twice, in 1991 and 1992.[5]

Promotion record[edit]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1982
2 dan 1982
3 dan 1982
4 dan 1982
5 dan 1982
6 dan 1982
7 dan 1982
8 dan 1982
9 dan 1982 Special promotion to 9 dan for past performance.

Titles and runners-up[edit]

As of 26 November 2017

Ranks #3 in total number of titles in China.

Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
National Go Individual 6 (1975, 1977–1979, 1981, 1983) 1 (1984)
New Sports Cup 8 (1979–1983, 1988–1990) 2 (1984, 1991)
Guoshou 1 (1981) 1 (1982)
Shiqiang 6 (1987-1989, 1991, 1993-1994) 1 (1990)
CCTV Cup 3 (1987, 1993, 1997) 3 (1989, 1992, 1995)
Qiwang 1 (1990) 1 (1991)
Mingren 1 (1991)
Tianyuan 2 (1991, 1992) 3 (1987, 1993, 1995)
Baosheng Cup 4 (1991-1992, 1994-1995)
Longshan Cup 1 (1995)
Haitian Seniors Cup 1 (1998)
Weifu Fangkai Cup 1 (2003)
Total 33 14
Continental
Title Wins Runners-up
China-Japan Tengen 1 (1992)
Total 1 0
International
Title Wins Runners-up
Ing Cup 1 (1988)
Fujitsu Cup 1 (1990)
Tong Yang Cup 1 (1995)
Total 0 3
Career Total
Total 34 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nie Weiping - 'Go Master'". cctv.cntv.cn. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Nie Weiping". gobase.org. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  3. ^ "China-Japan Supermatch". gobase.org. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  4. ^ Lee Hongreal. "Episode 1: Pro's Nicknames". gobase.org. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Nie Weiping 9p". gogameworld.com. Retrieved 22 June 2011.