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Wang Xi (Go player)

Full name  Wang Xi
Name  Wang Xi
Turned pro  1997
Rank  9 dan
Affiliation  China Qiyuan
Pinyin  Wang Xi
Residence  Beijing, China
Chinese  王檄
Role  Go player

Wang Xi (Go player) wwwigodbjpcgibinplayerdatawangxijpg
Born  January 9, 1984 (age 31) Beijing, China (1984-01-09)

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

Wang Xi (Go player) Top 20 Go Players Kim Jiseok and Wang Xi

Biography

Wang Xi (Go player) Top 20 Go Players Kim Jiseok and Wang Xi

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.

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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.

References

Wang Xi (Go player) Wikipedia


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