Rachael with her brother, GM Ruifeng Li, and dad, back in 2016
Congratulations to Rachael Li of Texas, who has broken the 2200 barrier at just nine years old to become the youngest female US Chess Master in history. Rachael reflected on her precocious accomplishment with some wisdom for anyone trying to improve their game.
Learning may sometimes be boring, but you must have patience and grit to improve. Don’t mind the obstacles that are in your way, once you get talented, they are like pieces of cheese getting shredded.
This is the win that pushed Rachael over master, from the 3rd Annual Winter Open, held at the North Texas Chess Academy.