American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Making Sense of Complex Fighting

Tuesday April 15, 2014


White:  Calvin Sun 7d
Black:  Bill Lin 7d
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the April 15, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

In this 2nd game of the finals of 2nd AGA Professional Qualification Tournament, the complexities begin immediately and last to the very end.  Gansheng Shi 1P’s clear commentary gives average players a chance to appreciate this game at a level that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

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.