American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on World Amateur Championship

Tuesday September 29, 2015


White: Daniel Ko, USA
Black: Jie Hui Kwa, Singapore
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the September 29, 2015 edition of the American Go Journal

In this close fought game from the 8th round of the 36th World Amateur Go Championship, Gansheng Shi 1P covers several high level positional judgments. The positional justification for various moves requires some non-trivial reading, but if you want to test and improve your positional intuition, this commentary is worth some study.

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.