American Go E-Journal

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

Monday November 27, 2017


White: Fan Yunruo 6p
Black: Iyama Yuuta 9p
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the November 28, 2017 edition of the American Go Journal

This game was the final of the double elimination first round (32 players) at the Samsung Cup. Both Fan and Iyama have lost a game, so this game will determine who will be moving onto the round of 16. Interestingly, Fan had already beaten Iyama two days earlier and so Iyama will be looking for revenge here. Seeing Japanese players competing internationally is so rare, and so seeing how they perform at the highest level of competition is great.

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.