American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Chinese City League

Tuesday August 9, 2016

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White: Chen YaoYe 9p
Black: Choi CheolHan 9p
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the August 9, 2016 edition of the American Go Journal

In this game from the 18th Chinese City League A, Choi CheolHan ingeniously sacrifices a center group to solidify 2 big territories. But Chen YaoYe tenaciously waits for a slip or two to turn the game around. Shi comments on the two players, “I chose to review this game because it is a game played between an older generation of pros compared to the ones now, such as Ke Jie or Park Junghwan. Nonetheless both players here are still top pros and can present us many unique concepts.”

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.