Games of Cho Chikun against Cho U
The Ricoh 2004 Pair Go Cup, round 2. Left Cho U and Okada Yumiko, right Kobayashi Izumi and Yamashita Keigo.
Cho U was born in Taiwan in 1980. Moved to Japan in 1990 and became a pupil of Rin Kaiho (1990). Challenged for the Honinbo title in 2001 when he was 6 dan: the youngest challenger ever.
Won the Honinbo title in 2003 and became 9d because of that. This gives him the record for the fastest promotion to 9-dan (9 years and three months). He set a Japanese record for most wins in a year (70) in 2002, and also for most games without a loss in the Oteai: 37 games including one jigo (which beats Cho Chikun's record of 1973 - 36 games including 2 jigo's and one no result). Also won the Oza in 2003 and the NHK Cup in 2002.
Recently announced his engagement to Kobayashi Izumi.
|Nr.||Date||Event & Result||Mvs|
|1||2001-01-18||56th Honinbo League, Game 14 (W, W+R)||168|
|2||2001-09-27||57th Honinbo League (W, B+R)||141|
|3||2002-09-21||22nd NEC Cup, Round 2 (W, B+R)||141|
|4||2002-10-13||9th Agon-Kiriyama Cup Final (W, W+R)||216|
|5||2002-10-28||27th Kisei League B (W, W+R)||78|
|6||2002-12-02||58th Honinbo League, Round 3 (B, W+R)||98|
|7||2003-02-23||50th NHK Cup, Quarter-final (W, W+4.5)||266|
|8||2003-03-20||28th Meijin League (B, W+R)||244|
|9||2003-09-04||28th Kisei League B (W, B+R)||193|
|10||2003-09-25||42nd Judan League, Winners' Section Semi-final (W, B+0.5)||284|
|11||2003-10-02||29th Gosei, A preliminary, Round 2 (?, -)||?|
|12||2004-07-01||29th Kisei League B (B, W+R)||130|
|13||2004-08-05||29th Meijin League (W, B+R)||127|
|14||2005-07-25||14th Ryusei League, Semi-final (W, B+R)||213|
|15||2006-10-15||1st Daiwa Cup, Round 2 (W, B+1.5)||283|
|16||2007-10-20||14th Agon-Kiriyama Cup, Final (W, B+6.5)||129|