Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Carissa Yip is Number One U10 yr old in USA

ChessKid.com 2013 National Online
Invitational Championship - U10 Section
Carissa Yip, Massachusetts' top 9 year old player, wins a nerve-racking 
internet game with little time on the clock.

Carissa in the midst of her last round game on-line, in the tournament room
of the Boylston Chess Club, Somerville, MA.  The pressure is intense!
Carissa, poised and focused, thinks through her strategy.
The chess clock is ticking . . . 
A draw wound not be sufficient: tie-breaks not in her favor...
The usually tactical opponent has been eager to simplify with white...
hoping to reach that forced drawn position . . .
Carissa's back is to the wall . . . 

Carissa Yip: victory smile, Percy (dad) Yip, 
and Site TD, BCC President Nathan Smolensky pose for the camera.
Then, there was a change in the evaluation of the position, 
from relatively equal to . . . well it seems that Carissa's 
opponent made a series of moves which Carissa could use 
to improve her own situation on the board.  Carissa provoked a weakness;
and then another. And then, bingo! She won.  An incredible turn of events.
And a remarkable accomplishment by this 9 yr old.

For tournament details check out these sites:
Decisive Game:
Justin Paul (1893) vs Carissa Yip (1914), ChessKid.com 2013 National
Online Invitational Championship - U10 Section, Round 7, June 17,2013
Site: Boylston Chess Club, Somerville, MA Site TD: Nathan Smolensky
Time Control: G/90 + 30 seconds added for each move made
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.e3 cxd4 6.exd4 d5 7.Nf3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 O-O
9.O-O Nbd7 10.Bf4 Nb6  11.Bd3 h6 12.Ne2 Nbd5 13.Bg3 Bd6 14.Bxd6 Qxd6
15.a3 Bd7 16.Ne5 Rac8 17.Qb3 Bc6 18.Rac1 Nb6 19.Bb5 Bd5 20.Qe3 a6  21.Bd3
Qb8 22.f4 Rxc1 23.Rxc1 Rc8 24.Rc5 Na4 25.Rc2 Rxc2 26.Bxc2 Nb6 27.Qc3 Be4
28.Bxe4 [28.Ng4 Ng4 29.Be4 Nf6 30.Bf3 Nbd5 31.Qc1 = . . . ] Nxe4 29.Qc2 Nd6
30.Qc5 Qd8  31.b3 Nd5 32.g3 Ne3 33.Qc1 Nd5 34.Nd3 [34.Qc5 Nf5 35.h3 Nde3 36.Nf3=] 
Qb6 35.Nc5 Qa5 36.b4 [36.Nd3!? Nf5 37.h3 Qb6 38.Qb2 h5! >] Qb5 37.Kf2 b6
38.Nb3 Ne4+ 39.Ke1 Qd3 40.Qd1 Qf3 41.Qc1 Qf2+ 42.Kd1 Ne3+ 0-1
[ e.g. 43.Qe3 Qe3 44.Nec1 Qf2 45.Ne2 Qf1 46.Kc2 Qe2 47.Kc1 Qd3 48.b5 Qb3
49.h4 Qa2 50.g4 Qd2 51 Kb1 Nc3 52.Ka1 Qa2#]


RuralRob said...

Perhaps she should drop the R from her name!

Echo Yankee Charlie said...

Don't forget the write-up on uschess.org!