American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on 2014 Redmond Cup

Tuesday June 3, 2014


White:  Oliver Wolf 3d
Black:  Albert Yen 6d
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the June 3, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

In this game from the senior division of the Redmond Cup, early passive play forces White into aggressive overplay.  After an extended battle, White falls irreversibly behind by losing some center stones.  Along the way, Gansheng Shi 1P’s commentary provides insight on everything from moyo principles to tactical tesuji.

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.