American Go E-Journal

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

Tuesday September 9, 2014


White: Jianing Gan
Black: Albert Yen
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the September 9, 2014 edition of the American Go Journal

In this back-and-forth game from the Senior Division of the 2014 Redmond Cup, Gansheng shows how to put in practice advice on invading: find the spot where both your opponent’s defense of territory would be too small and attacking your stone would be too risky. He adds, “Once you find that spot, then you give your opponent a very hard time.”

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.