Oh yeah, the girl can play!
Ivana Furtado of India recently played in the National U-9 Indian Championships held in New Delhi in April, 2008. Although she had a tie score (+8=2-1) with the gold winner, T. C. Meghana, due to the manner in which such things as tallied, she was awarded the silver second place.
Born in 1999, Furtado won the World Youth Champions (Girls) U8 in 2006 and again in 2007. Her current rating listed at FIDE is 1850.
The game below was played by 8 year old Ivana Maria Furtado in 2007.