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Carissa Shiwen Yip
Number of games in database: 60
Years covered: 2014 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2418 (1708 blitz)

Overall record: +17 -26 =12 (41.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 French Defense (9) 
    C03 C10 C00 C07 C05
 Sicilian (9) 
    B43 B32 B90 B99 B69
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C03 C05 C04 C07
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B18 B12 B15
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (9) 
    E73 E60 E97 E62 E98
 Sicilian (8) 
    B22 B72 B92 B52 B78
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D78 D70 D83 D76
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Yip vs Akshita Gorti, 2016 1-0
   C Yip vs Emily Nguyen, 2017 1-0
   C Yip vs A Zatonskih, 2017 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (Women) (2019)
   Cairns Cup (2020)
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2016)
   US Championship (Women) (2017)
   World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2019)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2017 U.S. Women's Chess Championships by AchieverofChess

   🏆 Cairns Cup
   C Yip vs M Muzychuk (Feb-16-20) 1/2-1/2
   Ju Wenjun vs C Yip (Feb-15-20) 0-1
   D Harika vs C Yip (Feb-14-20) 1/2-1/2
   C Yip vs V Gunina (Feb-13-20) 1-0
   I Krush vs C Yip (Feb-11-20) 0-1

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(born Sep-10-2003, 16 years old) United States of America

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Woman Grandmaster (2019).

US NM (2015); WCM (2015); WFM (2016); FIDE Master (2017); WIM (2018).

In 2015, at age 11, Carissa Yip became the youngest girl in the United States ever to earn the title of National Master. She won silver behind Nurgyul Salimova at the World U12 Girls' Championship in 2015 thereby gaining her WCM title. By the summer's end of 2017, FIDE Master Yip was already the top women's chess player in the under 14 group of the Continental America's region which has been ranked monthly by FIDE.

Last updated: 2019-09-14 08:59:03

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 60  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Yip vs Alexander V Ivanov 1-0322014New England OpenB06 Robatsch
2. C Yip vs Akshita Gorti 1-0482016US Chess Championship (Women)C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
3. A Eswaran vs C Yip 0-1712016US Chess Championship (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. C Yip vs T Abrahamyan ½-½452016US Chess Championship (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
5. Jennifer Yu vs C Yip  1-0392016US Chess Championship (Women)A16 English
6. C Yip vs Agata Bykovtsev  0-1602016US Chess Championship (Women)B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
7. C Yip vs N Paikidze  ½-½432016US Chess Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. K Nemcova vs C Yip  1-0382016US Chess Championship (Women)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. C Yip vs S Foisor  0-1372016US Chess Championship (Women)C07 French, Tarrasch
10. A Melekhina vs C Yip ½-½602016US Chess Championship (Women)E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
11. C Yip vs I Krush 1-0532016US Chess Championship (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. A Zatonskih vs C Yip  1-0442016US Chess Championship (Women)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. S Erenburg vs C Yip 0-139201643rd Eastern OpenB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
14. Shabalov vs C Yip  1-030201643rd Eastern OpenA16 English
15. C Yip vs Van Wely  0-1432017PRO League Group StageB32 Sicilian
16. S Foisor vs C Yip 1-0642017US Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
17. C Yip vs T Abrahamyan  ½-½212017US Championship (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
18. Jennifer Yu vs C Yip  ½-½472017US Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. C Yip vs Emily Nguyen  1-0392017US Championship (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. N Paikidze vs C Yip 1-0352017US Championship (Women)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
21. C Yip vs A Zatonskih  1-0492017US Championship (Women)C10 French
22. A Virkud vs C Yip 1-0352017US Championship (Women)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. K Nemcova vs C Yip  1-0312017US Championship (Women)B72 Sicilian, Dragon
24. C Yip vs I Krush  ½-½652017US Championship (Women)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. A Sharevich vs C Yip  1-0512017US Championship (Women)D83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
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Apr-01-17  310metaltrader: I just saw this kid win and her post game interview with Maurice was a pleasure, she could actually speak and it was not like watching an autism conference.
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  ketchuplover: not doing so well at the Junior Championship so far
Apr-28-18  Whitehat1963: How good is she likely to get in the next 10 years?
May-02-18  UncleBent: Although it's always hard to predict a young player's future, I think Carissa will be a great player. She had dissapointing results in the last half of 2017 (US Girls' Champ, Match of the Milennials, St Louis Fall IM invite), but has spent the last 6 months 're-tooling' her game; making her approach more 'universal.' She had a great result in Philly, last month, bagging another GM scalp (Stripunsky), and defeated GM A. Ivanov last weekend in the CCA's Eastern Class Championships.

Look for Carissa to excel this summer at the World Open, the US Girls Championship and the Denker HS Championship.

Jun-14-18  happyjuggler0: She just got her first IM norm, first WGM norm and final WIM norm:

Jun-16-18  UncleBent: Carissa will be going for her 2nd IM Norm at the Philadelphia Intl in 2 weeks (June 28 - July 2). Her teen "rival," Jennifer Yu will be going for her 3rd IM Norm at the same event. Both Carissa and Jennifer are about 55 and 40 rating points, respectively, from the 2400 FIDE ELO rating to become IMs. However, I believe Jennifer and Carissa have now attained the 1st and 2nd highest FIDE ratings ever achieved by a native-born US woman chess player.
Jul-21-18  UncleBent: Congratulations to Carissa for winning the US Girls Ch with a 7-2 score. For her, it was a very workmanlike performance -- her rating gain/loss was a net zero. Nonetheless, she showed growing maturity and consistency, winning wire to wire, never experiencing time trouble, and save for a blunder in round six, in an even position, was never at a serious disadvantage. The US Girls Ch was first held in 2014, and Carissa has played in all 5.
Mar-05-19  sonia91: She won against former women's WC Anna Ushenina today in the first round of the Women's World Team Championship and USA-Ukraine ended 2-2.
Jul-06-19  sonia91: By winning the North American Junior Girls Championship 2019, Yip earned her final WGM norm:
Aug-26-19  UncleBent: Carissa earned her 2nd IM Norm at the US Masters Ch in Greensboro, NC this past weekend. She scored 5.5/9 vs opponents that averaged over 2450, including a win vs GM Dariusz Swiercz (2670). Her FIDE ELO may well reach 2400 on the next list.
Aug-31-19  UncleBent: Carissa is rated 2425 on the Sept 2019 Rating List. This makes her #1 US Woman, #41 Overall. She gained 125 points in the August rating period.
Sep-01-19  UncleBent: Clarification: Carissa is now #41 World wide for WOMEN. she is 75th for all US Players.
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  pazzed paun: Strange that she is the highest FIDE rated USA female but only number 7 UCSF The top female UCSF have had no rating gains for years now Without a 2600 UCSF rated female
The USA woman’s championship remains a minor tournament
Sep-08-19  UncleBent: <passed paun> You are looking at the August USCF Top Women List, which doesn't include all the latest events, which were in the FIDE list. And while Carissa made #1, she was just 5 pts ahead of #3 (Krush)

And while the US Woman's Ch has not been very strong, next year's event will probably see 3 out the top 50 women, and 5 out of the top 80 -- and that does not include Jennifer Yu, who dropped in rating this summer.

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  pazzed paun: <uncle bent> You must not have understood my previous post... History...when Alexey Rudolph Root won the tournament she became the lowest rated player in modern history to win the USA women’s championship Each year thereafter the next years winner was higher rated than the previous year and the winners rating continued to climb year after year ..

More recently the first second or even third highest rated player is unable to win the tournament and all are performing at below IM Strength

Fide 2600 rated susan polgar has never played in the USA women’s championship but lived in this country for 20 years

No currently active female player could expect to win a match against someone at this level

If the ratings stay this low it cannot be a worthwhile tournament

We would not be interested in 16 year old juniors with such low ratings

Sep-08-19  UncleBent: <passed paun> I took issue with your comment that the US Women's Ch "remains a minor tournament." At present, there are 5 federations that boast stronger women's championsips ... Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, China and India. The first 3 federations are relying primarily on older veterans (with the exception of one younger "star"). China and India are on the rise, and I expect them to ascend. The USA is in a position to get to number 3. IM Norms in the US championship require at least 3 titled (GM/IM) players, and only reached that level in the years that Paikidze opted to join Krush and Zatonskih. Now, Annie Wang is an IM, Yip has the 2400 rating req. and needs just 1 more norm, Abrahmyan has the 3 norms and needs just 3 more rating points to 2400. And Yu has the 3 norms, but needs a slew of points to get to 2400, although she has the near 40K factor to help.

The possibility of having 5 or 6 participants with GM/IM norms would make the 2020 US Women's Ch a very strong women's event for any federation.

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  pazzed paun: It would be a weak tournament

It only distinguishing feature is the participants would be women rated below 2600 uscf

Before 1910 in the USA many clubs cities even entire states had no player strong enough to rated over 2100 uscf in modern equivalent They could be called historic players but no one could ever mistake them for strong players

All of these stats comparison seem like the fact that some car collectors collect Ford Pintos! ...very much a niche market but not a great one

Sep-09-19  parmetd: Okay first of all, this is probably not the correct page for this discussion. You guys are majorly off topic.

Second a factual correction, IM norms have been available in the US Women's championship for YEARS. You are forgetting about IM Goletiani, Rusudan who was once #3 in the US Women's list and played the women's olympiad for the US (06-bd3, 08-bd3, 12-bd4), She made IM on 2009. While that makes only the 2009 Championship the real IM norm event, it would have been available in 2011 except the idiot format suggested by Shahade changed it from the required rounds of 9+ to 8 and it was available again in 2012 when Rusudan last played until 2018. You are overlooking several key issues when you post which is 1) IM norms (and GM norms as well) normally require different federations but one's national championship is the ONLY exception to this rule because a single federation is required to participate. And 2) It is a weak and minor event. Sorry that you don't like this fact but it's true. It's the reason that 2011 was 8 rounds and not 9 because they could only make it an extra round by inviting a low expert for all the masters to destroy... They did that in 2010 and poor Beatriz Manillo scored 1.5/10 and Abby Marshall scored .5/10 (they drew each other). While women's chess in the US has come a long way (both by growing our own players and by players changing federation), it still has much further to come. Back in 2010 when Abby Marshall played as the 9th highest rated woman in the country at 2182.... to be top 100 woman in this country it was 1600 is all that was required (vs 2410 for the men). Now you need to be 1920(!!) still extremely low but 320 points HIGHER (vs 2487 for men). Also today, 2182 would be 26th rated in the country and 2160 (Beatriz's rating) would be 29th. The fact is that the format has moved around for years because short of making it a four-five person double round robin with the olympiad team only... it's hard to come up with a format that doesn't either kill norms or invite a very weak player. The US Women's is finally starting to turn the corner on this one as the event finally is getting stronger players... but that's why you've seen Krush, Zatonskih and even Yu run the gauntlet in a way that can't be done in the men's event. Yes, you point out the US is the 6th highest on average.... but at 6th we are 2347 which is 54 points lower than 5th placed Georgia and 141(!!) points lower than China. The US has only 1 GM and another 4 IMs which makes it at all it's all time record of 5 titled players. Compared with China whose top 5 are all 5 GMs and the lowest rated of which 2483 is higher than our highest rated 2425.

Oct-28-19  happyjuggler0: Carissa just got her third IM norm at the 2019 SPICE Cup, and since her rating is already over 2400 she just became the youngest female IM ever in the history of the US.

For the sake of clarity, this is the real IM title, not the WIM title.

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  diceman: <Last FIDE rating: 2364 (1708 blitz)>

She's only 1700 in blitz?

Oct-29-19  Caissanist: She's only played in three FIDE-rated blitz events ever, the last one two years ago.
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  ketchuplover: They should do away with women's titles imo.
Nov-01-19  UncleBent: I believe Carissa is taking a year off from Phillips Andover Prep in order to study and play chess full time. Achieving the IM title is a great start and now she can begin the arduous task of earning GM Norms.
Feb-15-20  SimonWebbsTiger: Cairns Cup 2020, Round 8. Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun 0 -- Carissa Yip 1 and in great style too!
Feb-16-20  UncleBent: Great game, and an even better comeback in the tournament, after an 0-4 week; and a fantastic week for Carissa -- 1st, she is awarded the Samford Fellowship, and, now is gtd to earn at least $7,000 in Cairns Cup prize money.
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