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Yan Bingtao

  • Title

    2019 Riga Masters Champion
  • Nationality

    Chinese
  • Turned Pro

    2015
  • Highest Tournament Break

    138
  • Location

    China
  • D.O.B

    16 February 2000
  • Money List Earnings

    £314,500
  • Nickname

    -

Ranking titles: One, 2019 Riga Masters

Career highlights

2014: Wins the World Amateur Championship
2015: At the age of just 15, wins the World cup for China’s B Team in Wuxi alongside Zhou Yuelong. They beat Scotland’s John Higgins and Stephen Maguire in the final. Beats Shaun Murphy at the Champion of Champions before losing to Neil Robertson.
2016: Becomes the first player born in the year 2000 to turn pro.
2017: Reaches the final of a ranking event for the first time at the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast. At the age of 17, victory would have made him the youngest ever winner of a ranking event, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan’s long standing record. But he loses a thriller 9-8 to Mark Williams. Named Rookie of the Year at the end of the 2016/17 season. Plays at the Crucible for the first time, losing in the first round to Shaun Murphy.
2019: Captures his first ranking title at the Kaspersky Riga Masters in Latvia, winning six matches to reach the final before beating Mark Joyce 5-2. Becomes the first teenager to win a ranking title since Ding Junhui in 2006.
2020: Reaches the final of the Players Championship before losing 10-4 to Judd Trump.