American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Practical Play

Tuesday June 11, 2013


White:  anonymous 1d
Black:  Jeremiah Donley 3k
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the June 11, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal

In this game between a 1 dan and 3 kyu, Gansheng Shi 1P gives an excellent tutorial on practical play:  be patient, keep fighting, and minimize simple mistakes.

Already 7-dan at the age of 14, Gansheng Shi won the right to represent Canada at the 2008 World Youth Go Championships, where he competed in Guiyang China.  Back home less than a month, Shi then mowed through the competition in the Redmond Cup to win the Senior Division, which he held for two years.  In 2012 Shi fought like a lion in the first AGA/Tygem professional certification tourney, earning promotion to Professional One Dan, along with Andy Liu 1P.  Shi is studying go and competing in Korea for the summer.  He is enrolled at the University of Toronto, where he studies Life Sciences.  The E-Journal is delighted to have both of the first U.S. pros commenting for us, and we know our readers will enjoy their insights.