Svetlana Shikshina

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Svetlana Shikshina

Svetlana Valerievna Shikshina (Светлана Валерьевна Шикшина, born 7 March 1980) is a Russian female player.

Shikshina became a pro at the Hankuk Kiwon in 2002. Her family name is written in Korean Hangul as "스베타" (Seubeta).

Svetlana Shikshina was the first European female professional player.

She started to play the game of Baduk (Go) at the age of 10. She learned from her father Valery Shikshin, 4d. From 1994 to 1996 she was the Russian Female champion and in September 1996 she won the 1st European Female Championship in Moscow. In 1997 Chun Poong Jho 8p from Korean Baduk Association invited her to Korea. She recieved lessons from one of the best Children's Baduk clubs in Seoul. Every day she studied for 10 hours, and 5 years later she became a professional player.

In 2002 she started to teach kids at the Children Baduk clubs in Korea and gave individual lessons to adults as a professional teacher. She has had experience teaching beginners and advanced players. Also in 2000 she entered Meongji University, Department of Baduk studies and graduated in 2005. She teaches on the internet (KGS and wBaduk) and has a personal website [ext] (English and Russian).

She married Shaun Cepla in 2007 in S. Korea[1].

Notable Tournament Results

  • 1996 Champion of the European Women Championship, held in Russia
  • 1997 3rd place at the World Women Championship, held in Korea
  • 2004 Winner of the European Ing Cup held in Czech Republic
  • 2004 The European representative at the 17th World Professional Championship for the Fujitsu Cup held in Japan
  • 2005 Launching of the Svetlana Shikshina Cup for the Children Baduk, in Russia
  • 2005 2nd place at the European Team Championship, held in Russia
  • 2005 The winner of the European Woman Championship, held in Germany
  • 2006 Champion of the Russian Pair Go Championship
  • 2006 Champion of the 50th European Go Congress 2006 in Frascati
  • 2006 Champion of European Masters, held in Italy
  • 2006 The European representative at the 1st World Woman Professional Championship for the Dali Cup held in China
  • 2007 Received the distinction of " the Deserved Master of Sports of Russia "
  • 2007 The European representative at the 20th World Professional Championship for the Fujitsu Cup held in Japan
  • 2008 promoted from 1-dan to 3-dan by the Korean Baduk Association
  • 2011 Champion of the Russian Pair Go Championship (with Ilya Shikshin)
  • 2011 1st place in the Pandanet team championship of Europe ( 3rd board )
  • 2011 Champion of the 20th Russian Women Championship


[1] [ext]

  • Her rank on KGS is 3p (3 dan professional), her nickname there is redrose.
  • Her brother Ilya is EGF-professional (since 2015) and European Champion in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

Svetlana Shikshina last edited by tapir on March 10, 2015 - 17:22
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