Congratulations to BCS Alumnus GM Christopher Yoo!
Christopher Yoo has just achieved the Rating requirement for the Grandmaster Title!! (He has already earned all 3 of his Grandmaster Norm!s) He achieved the final requirements for Grandmaster one week before his 15th Birthday! (Beating Bobby Fischer’s record who achieved the Grandmaster rank at 15 years old!)
Christopher broke 2500 FIDE at the historic Marshall Chess Club this last weekend scoring 4.5/5 (beating four national Masters, and drawing a Grandmaster! Very Nice!!)
Big congratulations to Christopher from all of us at BCS! Way to go!!
In 2022, for the fourth year in a row, Christopher has won a prestigious Samford Chess Fellowship, with funding for coaching, materials, and opportunities to travel and compete in tournaments and matches at the highest levels.
Here is another photo of Christopher attending a GM Shankland Seminar here at the Berkeley Chess School.