American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Joanne Missingham – Shi

Tuesday July 15, 2014


GLOBIS U-20 Tournament
White:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Black:  Joanne Missingham (Hei JiaJia) 6P
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the July 15, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

This game against Joanne MissingHam (Hei JiaJia) 6P is from the 1st GLOBIS U-20 Tournament for young players around the world.  Because 15 of the 16 players are active professionals, expect every game to be very difficult.

With modesty after beating multiple strong pros, Gansheng Shi says, “My results are in this tournament are satisfactory, but could have been better I believe.”  He adds, “Nonetheless this tournament reinforced my belief that North American Go is not THAT far behind, and that winning games in the world professional stage is possible for current and future North American Pros.”

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.