by Brooke Jaffe | 2:00 pm, July 29th, 2013
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.READ MORE