American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on 36th World Amateur Championship

Tuesday December 8, 2015


Black: Juyong Koh, Canada
White: Chi Hin Chan, China Hong Kong
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the December 8, 2015 edition of the American Go Journal

In this game from the 36th World Amateur Championship, Juyong Koh (playing Black) slowly builds an advantage. But Gansheng Shi 1P shows us how just a couple innocent-looking but slack moves from Black turned the game around. Gansheng noted before playing through the game, “I have played Juyong numerous times before when I was small. He prefers an active and aggressive style so I will be expecting a good 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.