American Go E-Journal

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

Tuesday March 10, 2015

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White: anon 3 dan
Black: anon 2 dan
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the March 10, 2015 edition of the American Go Journal

For this 2014 US Open game between 2-3 dan players, Gansheng details how both players miss numerous chances to take decisive leads. In the latter stages of the game, White takes a solid lead, but Black takes advantage of late slip-ups to win the game. Gansheng adds that in reviewing this back-and-forth game, “… I would suggest that readers learn from the first 100 moves of the game.”

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.