She finished undefeated with 10 points. In the final round, she faced International Master and Woman GrandmasterAnna Zatonskih, a four-time U.S. women’s chess champion.
She is the first teen to win the championship since 2000, and recorded the second-highest score in tournament history, second only to Bobby Fisher in 1964. She won a $25,000 prize.
Her next challenge will be qualifying for the World Cup to represent the U.S. in international competition.