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Carissa Yip

Born September 10, 2003 in USA

Rated: 2425

After a very busy and successful summer playing chess, Carissa Yip at 15 years old became the USA’s #1 rated female chess player!

Earns Women’s Grandmaster (WGM) Title!

Carissa Yip America's #1 Rated Female Chess Player!

Carissa, already a FIDE–International Chess Federation–Master (IM), has now earned the FIDE Women’s Grandmaster (WGM) title!

In June, 15-year-old Carissa won the 2019 North American Junior Girls Championship with an amazing score of 8.5/9.

Next, Carissa competed in the World Open where she played two Grandmasters to draws!

Finally, to St. Louis for the 2019 USA Junior Girls’ Championship, where only the top 10 USA girls competed. Carissa won clear First Place and the title with 7.5/9 points!

In addition, Clariss’a win earned her an automatic spot into the 2020 USA Women’s Championship!

Clarissa’s Historic Climb to the Top

Now America’s #1 Rated Female Chess Player!

Carissa Yip Wins 2019 U.S. Junior Girls Championship


Now America’s #1 Rated Female Chess Player!

July 2018

Hailing from Andover, Massachusetts, 14-year old Carissa Yip won the U.S. Girls Closed Chess Championship held in St. Louis, Missouri in July 2018.


Four years ago in 2015, Carissa Yip, born September 10, 2003 became the youngest female USA National Master at the age of 11 years, 5 months, and 18 days old–beating a record previously held by Annie Wang by four months!


9-Years Old!
The Youngest Female Chess Expert Ever!

Carissa Yip 9 years old Expert

Carissa Contemplating a Move!
9-Years Old

Only three years after learning the game of chess at 6 years old, 9-year-old Carissa earned the title of U.S. Chess Federation Expert, becoming the youngest USA female Expert ever!

Even at 9-years old, her U.S. Chess Federation Expert title placed her in the top 7 percent of all players registered with the group and the top 2 percent of female players.

Her father Percy, an IT architect, taught her chess until she began beating him within a year. Carissa set a goal for herself this year 2013 to one day become the first female to win the overall World Chess Championship–not just in the female category, her father said.

And, while she loves chess and plans to become World Champion, Carissa also plans to become a professional golfer and a policewoman!

The Path to Grandmaster Can Begin Here

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Chess Rules For Students workbook

Chess Rules For Students is a workbook for students learning the game of chess and for beginning students returning to the game. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Parents unfamiliar with chess will find this booklet a valuable guide to their child’s new interest.

Chess Rules For Students is designed with students, coaches, and parents in mind. Reading level is appropriate for grade-school use. All major rules of chess are covered, and algebraic notation worksheets are included. Each page is in easy-to-use worksheet format.

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Beginners & Intermediate Book – Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students is a workbook for beginning and intermediate students. Checkmate! covers the tactics used in checkmate attacks with clear explanations, diagrams and arrows to pinpoint the key features.

Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmates by the tactics used to force the checkmate–like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance and Attacking Flight Squares–rather than only the checkmate pattern itself.

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Chess Tactics For Students workbook

Chess Tactics For Students is a workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format. Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period.

This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction.

The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.

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Chess Rules For Students Workbook
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Chess Tactics For Students
An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format.

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