Carissa Yip leads Jennifer Yu by a full point with 1 to go at US Girl's Chess

US Girl's Chess Championship takes place on July 12 - 21 in St Louis

With a win with Black against Maggie Feng, and a draw by Jennifer Yu with White against Samadashvili, Carissa Yip now leads the US Girl's Chess Championship by a full point. She will have white against 2nd place Yu. A draw or win and she will become the 2018 US Girl's Chess Champion!

The U.S. Girls Closed Chess Championship is held between 12 and 21 July 2018. On the prestigious chess tournament junior female players under the age of 18 are competing for a chess prize fund of $10,300. The chess players receive 90 minutes for 40 chess moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Round 8

Feng, Maggie Yip, Carissa 0-1

Nguyen, Emily Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia 0-1

Vittal, Sanjana Matus, Nastassja A ½-½

Wu, Rochelle Morris-Suzuki, Sophie 0-1

Yu, Jennifer R Samadashvili, Martha ½-½

Round 7

Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia Vittal, Sanjana 1-0

Matus, Nastassja A Wu, Rochelle 1-0

Morris-Suzuki, Sophie Yu, Jennifer R 0-1

Nguyen, Emily Feng, Maggie 1-0

Samadashvili, Martha Yip, Carissa 0-1

Round 6 results

Feng, Maggie Samadashvili, Martha ½-½

Vittal, Sanjana Nguyen, Emily 0-1

Wu, Rochelle Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia 1-0

Yip, Carissa Morris-Suzuki, Sophie 0-1

Yu, Jennifer R Matus, Nastassja A 1-0

Round 5

Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia Yu, Jennifer R 1-0

Matus, Nastassja A Yip, Carissa 0-1

Morris-Suzuki, Sophie Samadashvili, Martha 0-1

Nguyen, Emily Wu, Rochelle ½-½

Vittal, Sanjana Feng, Maggie 0-1

Round 4

Feng, Maggie Morris-Suzuki, Sophie 1-0

Samadashvili, Martha Matus, Nastassja A 1-0

Wu, Rochelle Vittal, Sanjana ½-½

Yip, Carissa Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia 1-0

Yu, Jennifer R Nguyen, Emily 1-0

Round 3

Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia Samadashvili, Martha ½-½

Matus, Nastassja A Morris-Suzuki, Sophie 1-0

Nguyen, Emily Yip, Carissa ½-½

Vittal, Sanjana Yu, Jennifer R 0-1

Wu, Rochelle Feng, Maggie ½-½

Round 2

Feng, Maggie Matus, Nastassja A 1-0

Morris-Suzuki, Sophie Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia 0-1

Samadashvili, Martha Nguyen, Emily 0-1

Yip, Carissa Vittal, Sanjana 1-0

Yu, Jennifer R Wu, Rochelle 0-1

Round 1

Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia Matus, Nastassja A ½-½

Nguyen, Emily Morris-Suzuki, Sophie 1-0

Vittal, Sanjana Samadashvili, Martha ½-½

Wu, Rochelle Yip, Carissa 0-1

Yu, Jennifer R Feng, Maggie 1-0