American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on A New Pro Is Born

Tuesday January 14, 2014


White:  Bill Lin 7d
Black:  Calvin Sun 7d
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the January 14, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

In this game, 16 year old Calvin Sun edges out 17 year old Bill Lin 7d to become the American Go Association’s 3rd pro.  Even if you were a strong player watching this bewildering game live on KGS, you probably had numerous questions up through the middle game.  Gansheng Shi 1P’s commentary will go a long way toward clearing up many of those questions.

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 well in the first AGA/Tygem professional certification tourney, earning promotion to Professional One Dan, along with Andy Liu 1P.  After the summer of 2013, Shi returned from studying go and competing in Korea.  Shi is now at the University of Toronto studying Immunology.  The E-Journal is delighted to have him doing commentary, and we know our readers will enjoy his insights.