American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on 18th Nongshim Cup

Tuesday December 20, 2016


White: Fan Tingyu 9p
Black: Kang Dongyun 9p
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the December 20, 2016 edition of the American Go Journal

In this incredible finals game, Kang builds influence, while Fan takes territory. When Fan finally has to reduce Kang’s framework, Kang repeatedly counterattacks. But in turn, Fan magically saves half a dozen of his weak groups.

Gansheng Shi 1p comments on the tournament and the players: “This was a game played in the Nongshim Cup this year between China (Fan Tingyu) and Korea (Kang Dongyun). Both have won international pro tournaments and are currently top players in the world. Fan is currently on a 5 game winning streak. He would later finish by winning 7 games in a row, only to lose to Park JungHwan 9p. Fan is known to have a very solid and territorial style, very similar to Lee Changho. Kang Dongyun is known for his unique aggressive/fighting style.”

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.