American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on 2014 US Open Masters

Tuesday February 17, 2015

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White: Mark Lee 7d
Black: Conner Li 3P
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the February 10, 2015 edition of the American Go Journal

For this 2014 US Open Masters game, both players seem to want to make nothing but 100% moves. For average strength readers, Gansheng makes some sense out of the inevitable intense fighting. He adds this about the two players: “Again, Mark Lee and Connor are both very strong players. Though Mark is not a pro yet, he has trained alongside pros and has been a top insei. This game is a very exciting match up.”

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.