On Wiki, we have a list for List of youngest grandmasters since 1950. What about superWGMs (any female player who has reached 2500+ or has become GM, whether or not they were actual WGMs so as to include Judit Polgar) instead of GMs?

Note 1: I use 2500 as the mark for superWGM based on this and this.

Note 2: I'm guessing this is a different question from this (List of records for youngest female grandmasters since 1950?) because you could reach 2500+ without getting the norms right? But eh it's probably the same answer anyway.

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    Have you considered purchasing the Chessbase MegaDatabase? Might answer all these questions. Also SuperWGM isn't a sanctioned term by Fide (Just like SuperGM isn't).
    – Dheebs
    Commented Sep 12, 2021 at 10:41
  • Unfortunately i don't think these are statistics that being well tracked in general (which is a bit pathetic imo). From what i can see the youngest rated female to hit a FIDE rating of 2500 would Aleksandra Goryachkina, unforunately ELO profiles are not necessarily available for all female chess players so it cannot be objectively achieved
    – Dheebs
    Commented Sep 12, 2021 at 11:00
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    What about trying to group all these questions in a couple of (ehem) questions: you're populating SE's chess, and it's starting to become annoying. If I had the option to block some user's questions I wouldn't make this comment, but that doesn't seem to be SE's politics: meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/277425/how-can-i-block-a-user
    – emdio
    Commented Sep 12, 2021 at 19:34
  • @DavidBateman never mind. figured it out. posted answer. thanks anyway.
    – BCLC
    Commented Sep 14, 2021 at 14:21
  • @emdio 'I don't think the situation will be improved by combining them all into a single question, but you might want to bring it up on Chess Meta so that we (the entire community) can come to a consensus. – Glorfindel♦ Sep 8 at 7:51 ' chess.stackexchange.com/questions/36909/… also: never mind. figured it out. posted answer. thanks anyway.
    – BCLC
    Commented Sep 14, 2021 at 14:23

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Ah here: the ff have reached 2500+ according to this but aren't GM:

  1. Lela Javakhishvili
  2. Almira Skripchenko
  3. Qin Kanying
  4. Svetlana Matveeva
  5. Polina Shuvalova

Since all the peaks are 2500-2502, I'm just gonna assume the time they got the peaks is the 1st time they got the peaks sooo...

  1. Lela Javakhishvili - 2500 in March 2010 at the age of 25
  2. Almira Skripchenko - 2501 in January 2003 at the age of 26
  3. Qin Kanying - 2501 in July 2000 at the age of 26
  4. Svetlana Matveeva - 2502 in January 2004 at the age of 34
  5. Polina Shuvalova - 2507 in August 2021 at the age of 20

These are all over 15 years of age and all after Judit Polgar became GM (and thus superWGM).

Conclusion: The superWGM list is, for now, the same as the female GM list.

Update: Ok so there are also females who obtained GM without reaching 2500+ like Peng Zhaoqin. I don't think this affects either the superWGM list or the female GM list. If anyone has any idea, then please let me know.

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