American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Li Min Cup Finals

Tuesday April 26, 2016


White: Gu ZiHao 4P
Black: Lee Donghoon 5P
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P, Yu Bin 9P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the April 26, 2016 edition of the American Go Journal

This game is the final of the 2015 LiMin World Championships, in which Gansheng also played. In fact, Gansheng played Gu ZiHao 4P in the first round (and lost). Then Gu ZiHao beat another couple of strong players to reach the finals.

Gansheng notes that “Lee Donghoon is a rising star in Korea and he has just beaten Ke Jie 9P, the current world No. 1 to reach the finals today. I had the honor of studying this game live with Yu Bin 9P from China, a former world championship from China.

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.