Wednesday, July 04, 2018

FIDE Master Carissa Yip ties for 1st in World Open Women's Championship

George wrote the following post about Carissa's great recent result in Philadelphia. (In 2016Carissa was the first female champion of the Boylston Chess Club.)

photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

FIDE Master Carissa Yip 

photo:  Torny Cortizas, Jr.

Carissa Yip, champion of the Wachusett Chess Club in 2014, scored 5-1 to tie for 1st place in the World Open Women's Championship that ended July 3 at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel in downtown Philadelphia. 

The 14-year-old FIDE master from Andover, Mass. shared top honors with 23-year-old California expert Badamkhand Norovsambuu, a native of Mongolia, whom she drew in round 4. Going into the sixth and final round, Carissa was leading the tournament with 4.5 points but elected to take a half-point bye in the final round, allowing Norovsambuu, who won, to tie her. The championship had 19 players.

George Mirijanian

photo:  Tony Cortizas, Jr.

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