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Christopher Yoo
C Yoo 
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Number of games in database: 205
Years covered: 2016 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2455 (1861 rapid, 2009 blitz)

Overall record: +51 -52 =33 (49.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 69 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B90 B33 B45 B43 B50
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C78 C65 C77 C63 C70
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B10 B12 B18 B13 B15
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B90 B95 B94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D30 D37 D38 D31
 French Defense (6) 
    C18 C00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B94 B45 B40 B23 B90
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E39 E48 E27 E42 E46
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D90 D85
 English (7) 
    A16 A15 A10 A14
 King's Indian (6) 
    E83 E91 E99 E71 E60
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B94 B90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Foughali vs C Yoo, 2016 0-1
   So vs C Yoo, 2022 0-1
   C Yoo vs L Cernousek, 2018 1-0
   C Yoo vs E Moradiabadi, 2022 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   CCCSA Memorial Day GM (2021)
   Kramnik Challenge (2021)
   US Junior Championship (2020)
   Julius Baer Generation Cup (2022)
   St Louis Winter B (2019)
   Spring Chess Classic (2022)
   U.S. Championship (2022)
   Kvika Reykjavik Open (2022)
   Pacific Northwest Chess Center Masters (2020)
   World Cadets U12 (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Isle of Man Masters (2017)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   B Adhiban vs C Yoo (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   C Yoo vs Shankland (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   C Yoo vs Indjic (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   Caruana vs C Yoo (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   D Andreikin vs C Yoo (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz

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(born Dec-19-2006, 16 years old) United States of America

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International Master (2019). Grandmaster (2021).

On November 19, 2016, Christopher Yoo became the youngest USCF Master in history, at the age of 9 years, 336 days. He received his FIDE Master title by scoring 7/9 at the 2017 North American Youth chess championship's U16 group. (1) He received his third and final Grandmaster Norm at the 2021 U.S. Masters. On December 12, 2021, he succeeded in raising his rating over 2500, and therefore qualified for the Grandmaster title, a week before his 15th birthday.

He finished second at the American Continental Championship in El Salvador, thereby qualifying for the 2023 World Cup. He won the 2022 U.S. Junior Championship by a point, scoring 7-2, thereby qualifying for the U.S. Championship. Despite being the lowest-rated player in the Julius Baer Generation Cup (2022), he finished in the top half, thereby qualifying for the playoffs. He lost his playoff match against Arjun Erigaisi, who ultimately finished second to Carlsen in the tournament, 3.5-2.5.

References / Sources

(1), (2)

Wikipedia article: Christopher Yoo (chess player)

Last updated: 2022-09-26 12:14:22

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 250  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Yoo vs John W Jaffray  1-0332016Frank Doyle OpenB33 Sicilian
2. Y Foughali vs C Yoo 0-1292016World Cadets ChampionshipC51 Evans Gambit
3. C Yoo vs E Orozbaev  1-0162016World Cadets U12B40 Sicilian
4. Mikhail Yudin vs C Yoo 0-1212016World Cadets U12C45 Scotch Game
5. C Yoo vs I Makoveev  0-1272016World Cadets U12B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. Pham Thien Phuc Vo vs C Yoo 1-0532016World Cadets U12D90 Grunfeld
7. C Yoo vs Shelev Oberoi  1-0572016World Cadets U12C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
8. M A Maurizzi vs C Yoo  ½-½462016World Cadets U12C45 Scotch Game
9. C Yoo vs B Aizenberg  1-0402016World Cadets U12C24 Bishop's Opening
10. P Venkatesh vs C Yoo  1-0562016World Cadets U12C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. C Yoo vs Gino Roessel  1-0322016World Cadets U12C18 French, Winawer
12. C Yoo vs Efe Hakan Ozturk  0-1862016World Cadets U12B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. C Yoo vs Antonio Scalzo 1-03320169th David Elliot Memorial CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. C Yoo vs V Durarbayli  ½-½432017PRO Chess League (Pacific)C70 Ruy Lopez
15. C Yoo vs I K Sukandar  1-0652017PRO Chess League (Pacific)B32 Sicilian
16. E Rosen vs C Yoo  1-0372017PRO Chess League (Pacific)A16 English
17. K Priyadharshan vs C Yoo  0-1532017PRO Chess League (Pacific)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. J D Ruiz Castillo vs C Yoo  1-0662017PRO Chess League (Pacific)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
19. C Yoo vs G Vazquez  0-1532017PRO Chess League (Pacific)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Sutovsky vs C Yoo 1-0302017Isle of Man MastersC78 Ruy Lopez
21. C Yoo vs S Bogner  0-1522017Isle of Man MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Janik Kruse vs C Yoo  0-1492017Isle of Man MastersB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. C Yoo vs D Daulyte-Cornette  1-0652017Isle of Man MastersC70 Ruy Lopez
24. N Das vs C Yoo  1-0492017Isle of Man MastersC50 Giuoco Piano
25. C Yoo vs L Yankelevich  0-1372017Isle of Man MastersB03 Alekhine's Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-30-16  cro777: The youngest master in the US Chess history at 9 years and 11 months (by 2 days).

Dec-03-16  cro777: Christopher made US Chess history at the 9th David Elliott Memorial on November 19th, when he broke the 2200 barrier. He broke Max Lu’s previous record for the youngest American master by two days.

Nov-18-18  norami: USCF has him at 2455, age 11 - which means he must turn 12 this month or next.
Jan-04-19  wordfunph: Yoodaman!
Jan-05-19  Viktorerro: Magaling na bata iyan, wordz, malayo ang Bay Area pala nag simula nang paglalaro ng chess ng bata na iyan. Bay Area, ang aking unang stomping ground na parang Kyapo-Sta Cruz-university belt noon'g early, early '90's. From 1990, to be more exact. Napapagawi at nood nood ng mga street chess diyan sa Market Street, ng San Fran.

Sa aking humble na pananaw e malayo ang differencia nila'ng dalawa noong isang dati na bata doon sa Bacoor at sa bata na ito na may roots at dna nang tunay na Koreano, pero born, raised, and brought up as true blue American.

Sa aking opinyon, malayo'ng malayo na itakwil nito'ng Christophertopher na ito ang kanyang mga Nuno sa Punso, sa ngalan ng ibang Culto de Pataranta Do. Parang Karate Do, lang, Japanese martial arts discipline - ibig ko patungkulin...hehehe.

Congrats to the young Christopher, you got a long way to go and climb up to greater heights, in chess.

Jan-05-19  Viktorerro: Oo nga pala, persona non grata din si Cro77 sa Forever Fan Page, ni Bata, hehehe. Pero dati avid and loyal na poster iyan doon, na ITSA FUERZA, este, Itsa Fuera din. Dahil sa SULSOL ni Mambabarang Lotlot.😈😈😈😈😈😠😠😠😠😨😨😨😨😱😱😱😱😵😵😵😵😵😣😣😣😣😣😣😣
Jan-06-19  Pyrandus: New Genious?
Jan-06-19  Pyrandus: Koreanese o Japanese?
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  ChessHigherCat: <cro777: The youngest master in the US Chess history at 9 years and 11 months (by 2 days).>

C. Yoo soon master!

Jan-09-19  Caissanist: Yoo became the youngest player in history to beat a 2700 player when he defeated eventual co-champion Le Quang Liem in the Bay Area International: .
Feb-20-19  wordfunph: 39 games, 37 of them decisive, only 2 draws
Jun-09-19  sonia91: <Youngest ever American International Master 12-year-old Christopher Yoo got the third prize at the 7th FIDE World Cup in Composing in section D – endgame studies. Like music composers, chess composers create beautiful studies, just using a board and pieces instead of notes.

It’s a fantastic achievement at such a young age as the competition was incredibly strong – many of the world’s best composers took part, including Oleg Pervakov, Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen and Yochanan Afek. The gold medal in this category went to Sergey Didukh from Ukraine.

Christopher Yoo: “What I like about chess is the geometry of it. I like the beauty of the game. I like tactics.”>

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  OhioChessFan: Sure would like to see the Liem game hit this page. There's a pun waiting to be assigned.......
Nov-13-19  BIDMONFA: Christopher Woojin Yoo

YOO, Christopher

Nov-13-19  lentil: <Pyrandus>: American, but Yoo is definitely a Korean name
Nov-21-19  waustad: Looking at the chess career of someone in the embryonic stage is interesting. Some of their games are against people of my strength and some are against solid GMs.
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  FSR: This page says he's 14 years old, even though his 14th birthday is actually tomorrow. Weird.
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  FSR: He's leading the U.S. Championship Online Qualifier by half a point with one round left. The other seven players are all grandmasters, and all a lot older than he is. Go Christopher! Yoo Da Man!
Dec-17-21  Albertan: Christopher Yoo breaks 2500 FIDE;becomes GM -elect:

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Oct-06-22  stone free or die: His bio picture above needs updating.

(How old is he in the current one?)

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