American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Punishing Weak Groups

Tuesday July 23, 2013


White:  anonymous 1k
Black:  anonymous 2k
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the July 23, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal

In this game between anonymous low kyu players, Gansheng Shi 1P gives a detailed tutorial on properly attacking weak groups as White repeatedly makes unreasonable overplays.

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 AGA certified pros commenting for us, and we know our readers will enjoy their insights.