Brain Game: Battered Around

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a brand-new word ladder, submitted for your approval. Enjoy!

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FISH into CHIP in the fewest possible steps.

F I S H
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C H I P

Here is a 7-step SOLUTION.
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