Carissa Yip, 11, is already in the record books for beating a grandmaster at age 10. Now she is also the youngest American girl to become a national master.
She broke the record set less than a year ago by Annie Wang, whose mark was eclipsed by about four months.
"I hope that the record can bring more opportunities for me to participate in more strong and invitational tournaments," Carissa told ChessKid.com. "It takes hard work to reach master, and there are a lot of ups and downs but in the end it's worth it."
Carissa is well known to the ChessKid.com community. She played in both the 2013 and 2014 USA-Polgar Youth Match, and she won the 2013 ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship for the Under-10 section.
She also tied for second place at the 2013 World Youth Championships.