Sergei Shipov

Sergei Shipov (born 17 April 1966) is a Russian chess player, trainer, journalist and writer. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1996.

Sergei Shipov
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Born(1966-04-17)17 April 1966
TitleGrandmaster (1996)
FIDE rating2541 (September 2021)
Peak rating2662 (January 1999)
Peak rankingNo. 24 (January 1999)


Shipov founded the chess website Crestbook, where, among other services, he provides online commentary to current chess events in Russian. One of the most popular areas of the site is "Ask Shipov" where Shipov answers questions on chess-related topics.[1]

Shipov is also chess trainer and a chess writer. Among other players he worked with Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Daniil Dubov,[2] Grigoriy Oparin, and Andrey Esipenko. Shipov wrote a book about a system for black in Sicilian Defence, "The Complete Hedgehog". He is also a strong blitz chess player with rating about 2700 on online playing zone. Shipov has a YouTube channel where he published videos with chess analysis.

In 2006 Shipov won the Midnight Sun Chess Challenge in Tromsø, Norway, with a score of 7½/9, half point ahead of Magnus Carlsen.[3]


  • Дамский Я., Шипов С. Последняя интрига века. Каспаров-Крамник. Лондон 2000, Москва 2000, ISBN 5-93815-008-6 (in Russian)
  • Шипов С., Еж. Хищники на шахматной доске, Москва 2004, ISBN 5-7905-2763-9 (in Russian)
  • Shipov, Sergey (2010). The Complete Hedgehog, Vol. 1. Mongoose Press. ISBN 978-0-9791482-1-7.
  • Shipov, Sergey (2011). The Complete Hedgehog, Vol. 2. Mongoose Press. ISBN 978-1-9362772-2-3.


  1. ^ "Crestbook шахматы онлайн" (in Russian).
  2. ^ "Shipov: Chess as a sport and the three-point system". Chess News. ChessBase. 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  3. ^ "Shipov wins Midnight Sun, Carlsen second". ChessBase. 2006-07-03. Retrieved 22 March 2016.

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