On May 13 and 15, 2013, Chen Yaoye defended his Tianyuan title against yet another challenger, in the 27th Tianyuan title match, in China. This victory marks Chen’s fifth consecutive year as title holder! This year’s challenger, Gu Lingyi 5p, won the right to challenge Chen earlier in February…
This is a commentary of the second game of the 16th China Korea Tengen, between Choi Cheolhan (9p) and Chen Yaoye (9p). Chen Yaoye won the first game and this was a best of three match, so Choi had to win this game to stay in the competition. The game was full of interesting tesuji, many of which you normally only find in tesuji books. So it’s a great game to review to learn more about tesuji in practical play.
This is a commentary of the second game of the 15th Korea China Tengen, between Choi Cheolhan (9p) and Chen Yaoye (9p). Choi Cheolhan is number 2 in Korea (as of August, 2011), but his results against Chen Yaoye are no good, somehow. Choi really likes fighting. His nickname is ‘venomous snake’. Chen is also good at fighting. However, his style of play is thick and solid. He waits for his opponent’s invitation to battle.
On August 31, 2011, Chen Yaoye (9p) claimed his second China Korea Tengen title. The China Korea Tengen, also known as the Dongli Cup, pits the Chinese Tianyuan title holder against the current Korean Chunwon. Chen defeated Korea’s Choi Cheolhan (9p), 2 games to 0. This victory is extra sweet for Chen, who first won the title in 2009 by defeating Kang Dongyun (9p) and then lost it last year to Park Junghwan.