American Go E-Journal

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

Tuesday November 22, 2016


White: Gansheng Shi 1p
Black: Shintani Yosuke 1p
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the November 22, 2016 edition of the American Go Journal

In this wild 1st round game of the preliminaries of the Sankei Cup, the fighting erupts early, so that one corner remains empty until the 55th move! Gansheng Shi 1p comments on the tournament, his opponent, and his game color: “Last year I played in the Sankei Cup, but unfortunately lost in the first round. I came into this tournament with higher hopes. In this first game, I was able to win against my opponent, Shintani Yosuke, a young Japanese 1p. My style focuses on territory, and so I am very happy to take White.”

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.