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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 2018 U.S. Girls Junior Championship - Triumphant at Last
 NM Carissa Yip
  April 2019

The US Junior Girls Closed Championship first started in 2014, and I’ve played in it ever since. Though I’m always one of the favorites, I’ve never come close to winning. In fact, in 2017, I was the top seed but failed miserably with one of the worst tournament performances in my life. Thus, going into the 2018 Championship, I couldn’t say that I wasn’t excited to redeem myself from my showing the previous year.

In the first round, I was paired against Rochelle Wu, a national master from California. The game turned out to be one of my favorites from the tournament.