American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on 21st Samsung Cup

Tuesday January 3, 2017


White: Tuo Jiaxi 9p
Black: Ke Jie 9p
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the January 3, 2017 edition of the American Go Journal

In this 3rd game of the Samsung Cup Finals, Ke Jie and Tuo JiaXi, who are in the world’s top 5, alternate between building influence and banking territory. Gansheng guides the reader through the ebb and flow of this classic influence vs. territory battle.

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.