|BCC New England Masters-FIDE Rated, Round 5. Carissa Yip photo: Tony Cortizas, Jr.|
I was included in an email series in which
Arthur Barlas noticed that
Carissa Yip, who is #99 on the list of top 100 girls with FIDE ratings,
is currently the top 12 year old girl player in the World!
The FIDE Top 100 Girls' list is at:
Carissa, with her 2164 FIDE rating, barely makes it at #99, but she's the only one on the list with a 2003 birth year (there are only two born in 2002), which easily makes her the top rated 12-year old girl in the world by something close to nine months or more, since her birthday is way out in September!
Here's the three youngest girls currently on the FIDE Top 100 list:
#33 Gabriela Antova, wfm BUL 2275 b2002
#81 Akshita Gorti, fm USA 2184 b2002
#99 Carissa Yip, USA 2164 b2003
Another congratulations to Carissa!