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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 2015 World Youth Championship Yip - Mahdian
 NM Carissa Yip
  December 2015

This fall, Massachusetts superstar Carissa Yip, the youngest female master in USCF history, went off to Greece in what has become an annual tradition of competing in the World Youth Championships. This time, she came away tied for first in the Girls’ U12, earning a silver medal after tiebreak. She highlights one of her (many) victories here.  

NM Carissa Yip
Anousha Mahdian
World Youth Championships
Porto Carras – Halkidiki, Greece
Giuoco Piano (C54)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 Nf6 6. e5 d5 7. Bb5 Ne4 8. cxd4 Bb6 9. h3
This may be a useless move, but I wanted to make sure Black couldn't play Bg4.
9. . . 0-0 10. 0-0 f6 11. Nc3 Nxc3
11. . . Bf5 is a better move, and I wouldn’t sure what to do. Maybe 12. Be3 fxe5 13. Bxc6 Nxc3 14. bxc3 bxc6 15. Nxe5.
12. bxc3 Bf5
This is worse than Bf5 right away because now I have the great a3-f8 diagonal for my bishop.
13. Ba3 Re8 14. Re1 Be4
This is a really bad move. Black just loses a tempo and it helps me start my kingside attack.
15. Nd2 Bf5 16. Qf3 Be6 17. Qg3 fxe5 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. Rxe5 Qf6 20. Rae1 Bf7?
21. Be7!
I'm certain my opponent missed this move. Now she's just dead lost.
21. . . Qh6 22. Nf3 g6 23. Nh2 Qg7 24. Ng4 Rxe7 25. Rxe7 c5 26. Qf4 g5 27. Nh6+