Sergei Shipov

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Sergei Shipov
Country Russia Russia
Born (1966-04-17)April 17, 1966
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2541 (June 2017)
Peak rating 2662 (January 1999)

Sergei Shipov (born April 17, 1966 in Murom) is a Russian chess grandmaster with a peak FIDE rating of 2662 (No. 23 in the world on the January 1999 list), chess journalist and author. He is the man behind the popular chess website Crestbook,[1] where, among other services, he provides online commentary to current chess events.

In 2006 he won the Midnight Sun Chess Challenge in Tromsø, Norway with a score of 7.5/9, half point ahead of Magnus Carlsen.[2]


  • 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". 
  2. ^ "Shipov wins Midnight Sun, Carlsen second". ChessBase. 2006-07-03. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 

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