Ladies Knight with IM Carissa Yip [PODCAST]

Podcast (ladies-knight): Apple Podcasts | Play in new window | Download | Subscribe by Email  Jennifer Shahade talks to 16-year-old International Master Carissa Yip on the newest episode of Ladies Knight. The popular two-time US Junior Girls Champ is a serial record breaker- the youngest female to defeat a GM at the age of ten, and the youngest American female in history to become an International Master. Jennifer and Carissa talk about her recent streaming activity on, where she’s quickly amassed a strong following. They also talk about Yip’s charitable initiative, Chess for COVID-19 and her recent charity event for COVID-19 relief, that featured heavy hitters like Jeffery Xiong and Ray Robson, as well as eventual winner Josh Friedel. Carissa gives tips for people of all ages looking to improve, from her favorite books to how to break through a tactical plateau. She also talks about her hobbies outside chess, from baking to TikTok. She reminisces about two of her most memorable victories, over Grandmasters Dariusz Swiercz and World Women's Champion Ju Wenjun.


[Event "US Masters 2019"] [Site "?"] [Date "2019.08.23"] [White "Swiercz, Darius"] [Black "Yip, Carissa"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E70"] [WhiteElo "2670"] [BlackElo "2300"] [Annotator "yip"] [PlyCount "178"] [EventDate "2019.??.??"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Bd3 d6 6. Nge2 c6 7. O-O e5 8. d5 Nbd7 9. Bc2 cxd5 10. cxd5 a6 11. a4 a5 12. Bg5 Nc5 13. h3 Bd7 14. Rb1 Qb6 15. Be3 Rfc8 16. Nc1 Qd8 17. Qd2 Qe8 18. Ra1 b5 19. axb5 Bxb5 20. N1e2 Bc4 21. Ra3 Qd8 22. Rfa1 Rab8 23. Rxa5 Rxb2 24. Bxc5 Rxc5 25. Rxc5 dxc5 26. Qc1 Rb4 27. Qe3 Bf8 28. Bd3 Bxd3 29. Qxd3 c4 30. Qe3 Nd7 31. Qa7 Nc5 32. Qa8 Rb8 33. Qa5 Qc8 34. Qa7 Nd3 35. Kh2 Bc5 36. Qa4 Nxf2 37. Qxc4 Rb4 38. Qa6 Qxa6 39. Rxa6 Nxe4 40. Rc6 Bf8 41. g4 Nxc3 42. Nxc3 Rd4 43. Rc8 Kg7 44. Rd8 Rd2+ 45. Kg1 Rd3 46. Ne4 Re3 47. Nf2 Bc5 48. Rc8 Rg3+ 49. Kf1 Bxf2 50. Kxf2 Rxh3 51. Ke2 e4 52. d6 Rd3 53. Rd8 Kf6 54. Rd7 h6 55. Kf2 Rf3+ 56. Kg2 Ke6 57. Re7+ Kxd6 58. Rxe4 Ra3 59. Re8 Ra5 60. Kg3 h5 61. gxh5 Rxh5 62. Kf4 Rf5+ 63. Kg4 Re5 64. Ra8 Ke7 65. Ra7+ Kf6 66. Ra6+ Re6 67. Ra4 Kg7 68. Kg5 Re5+ 69. Kf4 Rf5+ 70. Kg4 Rf1 71. Ra7 Kh6 72. Ra6 f5+ 73. Kh4 Rh1+ 74. Kg3 Kg5 75. Ra5 Rb1 76. Ra3 f4+ 77. Kf3 Rb5 78. Ra6 Rb3+ 79. Kf2 Kf5 80. Rc6 g5 81. Ra6 Rb2+ 82. Kf1 f3 83. Ra4 g4 84. Kg1 g3 85. Ra1 Kg4 86. Rf1 Rg2+ 87. Kh1 Rh2+ 88. Kg1 f2+ 89. Rxf2 Rxf2 0-1 [/pgn]

[pgn] [Event "Cairns Cup"] [Date "2020.02.15"] [White "Ju, Wenjun"] [Black "Yip, Carissa"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C70"] [WhiteElo "2583"] [BlackElo "2412"] [PlyCount "114"] [EventDate "2020.??.??"] [WhiteTeam "China"] [BlackTeam "United States"] [WhiteTeamCountry "CHN"] [BlackTeamCountry "USA"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 g6 5. d4 exd4 6. c3 Bg7 7. cxd4 b5 8. Bb3 Nge7 9. d5 Na5 10. Bd2 Nxb3 11. Qxb3 c5 12. Bc3 f6 13. a3 d6 14. h4 O-O 15. Nbd2 Qe8 16. O-O Bd7 17. Qc2 Rc8 18. b3 h6 19. a4 Ra8 20. axb5 axb5 21. Rxa8 Qxa8 22. Ra1 Qb7 23. Qa2 Nc8 24. Ne1 b4 25. Bb2 Bb5 26. Nc2 Bd3 27. Ne3 Qe7 28. Re1 Nb6 29. Qa1 Ra8 30. Qc1 h5 31. Nec4 Nxc4 32. Nxc4 Ra2 33. g3 Kh7 34. Nd2 Bh6 35. f4 Qa7 36. Nc4 Qd7 37. Re3 Bxc4 38. bxc4 Qg4 39. Kh1 Bxf4 40. gxf4 Qxh4+ 41. Kg1 Qg4+ 42. Kh1 Qxf4 43. Qb1 Rxb2 44. Qxb2 Qxe3 45. Qxf6 Qxe4+ 46. Kh2 b3 47. Qf7+ Kh6 48. Qf8+ Kg5 49. Qd8+ Kf5 50. Qd7+ Ke5 51. Qg7+ Kf4 52. Qf6+ Kg4 53. Qe6+ Qf5 54. Qxd6 Qf2+ 55. Kh1 Qf3+ 56. Kh2 Qh3+ 57. Kg1 Qg3+ 0-1


Yip is also a content creator for and, and has written several articles for CLO, including a piece on earning the IM title. Yip was also recently a special guest in the Girls Club Room, where she talked about an attack against the uncastled king. Follow Carissa on twitch, twitter, Instagram and at  Find a full index of US Chess podcasts here. To support this podcast, subscribe and if you like it, rate five stars on Apple Podcasts and review.  Consider a donation to advance our Women’s Programs at   


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[…] Many top stars have joined a growing roster of star players for May 30th’s Blitzing for COVID event, blitz and rapid events on to benefit US Chess. Since our last article, Hall of Famer, Grandmaster John Fedorowicz, as well as American GMs Josh Friedel and Alejandro Ramirez are joining the party. US Women’s Champion Jennifer Yu is playing, as well as Seven-time US Women’s Champion Irina Krush, four-time champion IM Anna Zatonskih and our most recent Ladies Knight guest, IM Carissa Yip. […]

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