Yifan Hou - China
Yifan Hou was born in Xinghua City, Jiangsu, China and started playing chess at age 6. She is the youngest female in the history of chess to acquire the GM title and was the youngest GM in the world when she acquired the title. At 14 she was the youngest ever finalist in a Women's World Championship contest. Winning the Women's World Championship title in 2010 at the age of 16 made her the youngest Women's World Champion ever.
👍 Play - one of her games from U10 championship 2003
😎 Video - a textbook example of playing sharp chess (7:04)