9-year-old girl to be the youngest chess player

  • Carissa Yip is known to have beaten 93 percent of the chess players registered with the US Chess Federation. The 9-year-old girl has a rating of 2,100 and will require a 2,200 rating to make it to the title of being the youngest master chess player. She's less than 5 feet tall and can track plays in her head. 

    Her father said Yip could jump from being expert to master in one year. She was able to beat her father after only one year of playing. 

    Yip will head to the World Youth Championships in December and her goal is to win the overall championship one day being the first woman to ever be able to do so. 

    Tagged as: Youngest chess player, Chess, US Chess federation, World Youth Championship