American Go E-Journal

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

Tuesday August 12, 2014


White:  Aaron Ye 6d
Black:  David Lu 6d
Commentary:  Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor:  Myron Souris
Published in the August 12, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

In this last round game to determine the winner of the Junior Division of the 2014 Redmond Cup, Gansheng simplifies the understanding of when the advantage changed sides, or could have.  He also gives great practical advice you can regularly use, e.g., “Even when we are behind we should not overplay.  We should calm down and look for chances.”

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.