Wang Xi (Go player)

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Wang Xi
王檄
Full name Wang Xi
Born (1984-01-09) January 9, 1984 (age 34)
Kaifeng, Henan, China
Residence China China
Turned pro 1997
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Chinese Weiqi Association
Wang Xi
Traditional Chinese 王檄
Simplified Chinese 王檄

Wang Xi (born January 9, 1984) is a professional Go player.[1]

Biography[edit]

Wang was born in Kaifeng, Henan. He began playing Go at the very young age of 4. He was already enrolling in teams with professionals when he was only 8. In 1997, at the age of 13, Wang became a professional at the Zhongguo Qiyuan. The same year he entered the Chinese National Youth Squad. He was promoted to 3 dan in 1994, then 4 dan in 1999, and 5 dan in 2000. In 1999, he placed fifth at the National Youth Squad preliminary.

The biggest moment of his career came in 2004 when he reached the Samsung Cup final. Wang put up a good fight against Lee Sedol, but couldn't come through with the win. He had once participated in the Samsung Cup before, in 2002. The last few years have been good for Wang, as he has placed second place 4 times, He won his first title, the Liguang Cup in 2006.

Promotion record[edit]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1997 Promoted to professional dan rank for performance in the Chinese professional qualification tournament.
2 dan 1998
3 dan 1999
4 dan 2000
5 dan 2004
6 dan 2006 Skipped due to the Chinese Weiqi Association promotion rules.
7 dan 2006 Skipped due to the Chinese Weiqi Association promotion rules.
8 dan 2006 Skipped due to the Chinese Weiqi Association promotion rules.
9 dan 2006 Won the 18th Asian TV Cup against Lee Changho.

Titles & Runners-up[edit]

As of 29 November 2017
Domestic
Title Wins Runners-up
Xinren Wang 1 (2004)
Liguang Cup 1 (2006) 1 (2005)
National Mass Sports Meeting 1 (2006)
National Go Individual 1 (2006)
Changqi Cup 1 (2009)
Longxing 1 (2010)
Xinan Wang 1 (2010) 1 (2006)
CCTV Cup 1 (2013) 1 (2006)
Total 6 5
International
Samsung Cup 1 (2004)
Asian TV Cup 1 (2006)
Total 1 1
Career Total
Total 7 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Games List: Wang Xi". Fuseki Info. Retrieved 28 December 2010.

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