American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on the Chinese FengHuang

Tuesday October 3, 2017


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

This game, between two of the strongest players in the world, would probably be incomprehensible to all but strong players. But Gansheng gives the reader a feel for what is happening throughout the game, and an insight into just how strong these players are.

Gansheng describes the matchup between these two players: “I’ve done a game commentary on both Park Junghwan and Ke Jie before. Interestingly, Park is leading 5-4 in their total match records. Thus this match is of obvious importance to both players. This game is from the Chinese FengHuang World Championship invitational tournament, which consists of only one game between the top 2 players in the world (Korea and China usually). So needless to say both players will highly value this match.”

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. In 2012 Shi fought well in the first AGA/Tygem professional certification tourney, earning promotion to Professional One Dan, along with Andy Liu 1P. 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.