American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on 23rd LG Cup

Tuesday December 25, 2018


White: Park Jungwhan 9P
Black: Fan Tingyu 9P
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the December 25, 2018 edition of the American Go Journal

This quarterfinals game of the LG Cup should be especially appealing to kyu players, because Fan’s moves look so simple. But Gansheng Shi 1P’s commentary guides the reader through the undercurrent of possibilities. Gansheng gives this summary for the players, “Fan Tingyu and Park Junghwan are both top players of their respective countries, China and Korea. Both have a very similar well-rounded style. They have had a rivaled past as they faced each other in the biggest international Go tournament, the Ing Cup. Fan came out on top, but Park Junghwan has ranked higher in world rankings. This game will be exciting.”

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.