(AP ) Ambitious: Carissa wants to become the first female to win the overall championship - not just in the female category.
Chess Prodigy, 9, Becomes Youngest American to Reach 'Expert' Level
JULY 29, 2013 Carissa Yip, 9, picked up her first chess piece three years ago - now she has become the youngest American to reach expert level.
The child prodigy has moved so quickly up the rankings that she can already look down at 93 percent of the more than 51,000 players registered with the U.S. Chess Federation.
But her father, Percy, who taught her until she began beating him within a year, said she has the potential to reach master level in a year. The current record for youngest master is 12-years-old. Read more: Daily Mail