Christopher Yoo

Title: 
FIDE Master
Rating: 
2404
Residence: 
USA
Age: 
11
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Christopher Yoo is an 11-year old Korean-American FIDE master who learned how to play chess shortly before he turned 7 and became the youngest master in US history at the age of 9 years and 11 months.  He is currently the world’s highest-rated 11-year old. He has earned two IM norms and needs one more for his International Master title. He is the reigning North American Youth Champion for under 16 and recently became the youngest State Champion in California history, beating the old record set by then 16-year old Sam Shankland.  Christopher is a member of the San Jose Hackers of the PRO Chess League and does commentary for their online broadcasts when he’s not playing for the team.