American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Pro Qualification Championship

Tuesday April 21, 2015


White: Ryan Li
Black: Matthew Burrall
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the April 21, 2015 edition of the American Go Journal

From the most recent pro qualifiers, Gansheng Shi 1P covers this 1st round game between two top North American amateurs playing strong go. Gansheng details how both sides had good chances, but Matthew played accurately when needed to bring home the win for this very close game. Gansheng introduces his commentary with, “… though Ryan is considered the favorite, this is actually his only loss in the tournament. Let’s take a look.”

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.