American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on a Clash of Titans

Tuesday August 29, 2017

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White: Rui Naiwei 9p
Black: Yu Zhiying 5p
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1p
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the August 29, 2017 edition of the American Go Journal

This game is a clash of titans, both #1 female players from different eras. Gansheng gives this backround for both players, “Yu Zhiying is currently on a 25 win streak in the Chinese female go league. She is undoubtedly ranked 1st in terms of female players in the world. Nonetheless, Rui Naiwei is also a female legend. She is the youngest 9P female pro and has an extremely accomplished list of achievements (7-2 record against Lee Changho, Ing Cup Semi-finalists, etc.).”

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.