American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Korean Qualifiers, LG Cup

Tuesday April 28, 2020

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White: Kim Ji Seok 9p
Black: Shin Jin Seo 9p
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the April 28, 2020 edition of the American Go Journal

This week’s commentary is a game from the Korean Qualifiers for the LG Cup. Without Gansheng’s explanations of the strategic fighting, most go players might see little more than extended sequences of bewildering moves. Gansheng also notes this tidbit, “Interestingly, games are currently being played on a laptop now instead, because of social distancing measures and COVID-19.

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.