Photo: Austin Fuller

World Youth Gold Medalist: Jennifer Yu

Jennifer Yu is one of America’s most promising rising female players, earning a myriad of national and international achievements over the years. In 2014, Yu won clear first at the World Youth Championships Girls U-12 section, becoming the first American female to win gold in 27 years.

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Sabina Foisor after winning the 2017 U.S. Women's Championship. Photo: Austin Fuller

2017 U.S. Women’s Champion Sabina Foisor

Sabina Foisor has been a top contender in the U.S. Women’s chess sphere for many years. In 2017, Foisor entered the U.S. Women’s Championship as an underdog, ranked 6th out of 12 competitors, and shocked American chess by winning clear 1st by a full point margin.

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Seven-time U.S. Women’s Champion: Irina Krush

Irina Krush is a seven-time U.S. Women’s Champion, winning in 1998, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. She holds the record for the youngest player to win the title from her first victory at age 14, dominating the event with 8.5 points out of 9.

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