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9-Year-Old Chess Expert Makes Us All Feel Unaccomplished

Chess is a game that takes years of planning, hard work, and skill to master. It is notoriously the pursuit of the brainy and usually is thought of as a nerdy boys’ club. That, however, is not the case for this incredible player.

Nine-year-old Carissa Yip (of Massachusetts) is a chess expert, but not only that: She reached the level of expert “at a younger age than anyone since the chess federation began electronic record-keeping in 1991.”

Impressed? Hit the jump for more amazing facts about this tiny chess champion.

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Things We Saw Today: When You Play the Game of Thrones, You Rock or You Die

By IG-HateyHate; available for purchase on a t-shirt at RedBubble. Via Fashionably Geeky.

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