Sunday, April 03, 2016

Carissa Yip - highest FIDE rating in the world for a 12-year old girl

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!

Congratulations indeed,


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!

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