American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Redmond Cup Game

Tuesday December 17, 2013


White:  Matthew Harwit 5d
Black:  Jianing Gan 7d
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editors:  Myron Souris, Paul Barchilon
Published in the December 17, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal

Two time Redmond Cup champion Jianing Gan 7d, age 17, of Canada was intent on holding his title in this first round match from the 2013 Redmond Cup.  Matthew Harwit 5d, age 15, of Colorado, is working his way up the ranks, and won half of his games in the Redmond this year.  Gan went on to win every other match in the event, for a perfect record.

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 studied go and competed in Korea this past 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.