American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on MLily Finals

Tuesday January 30, 2018


White: Park Yeonghun 9P
Black: Park Jungwhan 9P
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the January 30, 2018 edition of the American Go Journal

This game is the final of the MLily. Park Yeonghun and Park Junghwan are essentially from different generations of Korean go players. This match-up is interesting, because having an all Korean final in an international tournament has been quite some time. Park Junghwan is favored by most and is up by 1-0 in this best of 3 final. This game was played on the last day of 2017, and so suits us as a great conclusion to 2017 for reflecting on some of the new developments happening this year.

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.