American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Converting Thickness into Profit

Tuesday March 4, 2014


White:  Andrew Lu 6d
Black:  Jianing Gan 7d
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the March 04, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

In this first part of this game from the last Redmond Cup, Black falls behind on territory.  Gansheng Shi 1P’s thorough commentary shows how Black then makes classic use of thickness and White’s weaknesses to convert the game into a win.

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.