American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Bailing Cup

Tuesday October 4, 2016

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White: Chen YaoYe 9p
Black: Park Jungwhan 9p
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the October 4, 2016 edition of the American Go Journal

In this quarter-finals game from the recent 3rd Bailing Cup, Gansheng Shi 1p gives an in-depth chronicle of both Chen and Park’s bewilderingly uncompromising play throughout the game.

Shi comments on the two players: “Park Junghwan is probably considered the world no.1/no.2 player at the moment along with Ke Jie 9P from China. Both are relatively young players and each represent their own perspective countries of China and Korea. However, Chen Yaoye has been recently making a comeback and is on a roll. He and Park are both known for their territory and yose focused style of play. This would end up being a very interesting match up.”

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.