Cao Yupeng is a two-time ranking event finalist who achieved a career-high ranking of number 38 in April 2018.
From China, Cao reached the title match at the 2017 Scottish Open, agonisingly losing out 9-8 to Neil Robertson, having at one stage held an 8-4 lead over the Australian. He would also contest the final of the Gibraltar Open just three months later, losing 4-0 to Ryan Day.
A former Asian Under-21 champion, Cao first qualified for the World Snooker Tour in 2011 and made a promising start by defeating Mark Allen 10-6 to reach the last 16 of the World Championship at the Crucible during his rookie season.
He made his first professional maximum break against Andrew Higginson at the 2017 Scottish Open on his way to the final.
In 2018, Cao was suspended from the Tour for a period of two and a half years after he admitting to fixing the outcome of three matches in 2016 and failing fully to cooperate with the WPBSA inquiry.
Having served his suspension, Cao secured his return to the professional Tour from the start of the 2021/22 season via the 2021 CBSA Qualifying event in China.