American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Gansheng Shi 1P on Chinese League A

Tuesday June 2, 2020


White: Lian Xiao 9P (China)
Black: Lee Donghoon 9P (Korea)
Commentary: Gansheng Shi 1P
Game editor: Myron Souris
Published in the June 02, 2020 edition of the American Go Journal

This game is between Lian Xiaon 9p from China and Lee Donghoon 9p from Korea. Both are top professionals and are playing in the Chinese City League A. Gansheng’s commentary makes the game far more enjoyable than a simple play-through, by giving us insights into each player’s strategic planning from the opening all the way to the last desperate ko fight.

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.