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Chou Chun-hsun (Taiwanese POJ: Chiu Chùn-hun; born February 23, 1980) is a Go player.[1]

Chou Chun-hsun
Full name Chou Chun-hsun
Chinese Trad. 周俊勳 Simp. 周俊勋
Pinyin Zhōu Jùnxūn
Born (1980-02-23) February 23, 1980 (age 38)
Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Residence Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Taiwan Qiyuan

BiographyEdit

Chou was born in Taipei, Taiwan.[1] In 1980s and 1990s, Go environment in Taiwan was not integrate and prosperous. However, unlike other Taiwanese Go players went to Japan to get better environment, he stayed and became a professional in Taiwan. Chou became a professional in 1993. He would later advance to 7 dan in 1997, then finally 9 dan in 1998. He was the first 9 dan professional player whose professional career was all in Taiwan.[2] He is widely credited as the best player at the Taiwan Qiyuan, although with increasing popularity of becoming a professional in Taiwan, he has been challenged by opponents.[2] He won his first international title, LG Cup, in 2007 beating Hu Yaoyu 2 to 1. He is the only player from Taiwan Qiyuan who won an international title up to now.

In the west his name is often rendered as "Chun-Hsun Chou".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Youngsters dominate Ing Cup". Xinhua News Agency. April 22, 2004 (via Lexis-Nexis). Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Dinerchtein, Alexandre (editor in chief). "An interview with Chou Junxun, 9-dan", Issue 48. Goama – International Go Newsletter. Gogame.info. Retrieved May 21, 2008.

Titles & runners-upEdit

Title Years Held
Current 8
  Tianyuan (Taiwan) 2002–2006
  Wangjia 2005, 2006
  Mingren (Taiwan) 1994–2006
  Donggang Cup 2006
International 1
        LG Cup 2007
Defunct 9
  Taiwan Qiyuan Cup 2004, 2005
  Taiwan High Pro 1995–1997
Title Years Lost
Defunct 2
  Taiwan Zhonghuan 1996, 1997