2023 U.S. Chess Championships: Round 1

Live from the World Chess Hall of Fame, the U.S. (overall) & U.S. Women’s Championships are two round robin tournaments (pairings below). Join GMs Yasser Seirawan, Cristian Chirila, and WGM Katerina Nemcova for the move-by-move.



ROUND 1 | 40 Moves in 90 Min. Incr. 30 Sec. / / 30 Min. Incr. 30 Sec.
Levon Aronian vs.
Fabiano Caruana
Wesley So vs.
Leinier Dominguez
Ray Robson vs.
Sam Sevian
Hans Niemann
vs. Dariusz Swiercz
Jeffery Xiong vs.
Abhimanyu Mishra
Andrew Tang
vs. Sam Shankland

ROUND 1 | 40 Moves in 90 Min. Incr. 30 Sec. / / 30 Min. Incr. 30 Sec.
Irina Krush
vs. Carissa Yip
Alice Lee

vs. Begim Tokhirjonova
Anna Zatonskih

vs. Atousa Pourkashiyan
Jennifer Yu

vs. Tatev Abrahamyan
Nazi Paikidze

vs. Ashritha Eswaran
Ruiyang Yan
vs. Thalia Cervantes


  1. I love your commentary! Wish I had the confidence of Christian

  2. Why is it practically none of the US women's players are national citizens.

  3. I always liked maurice. Whats he up to these days?

  4. Yeah, not a fan of this glitzy, plastic looking commentator's set, nor the cheap looking playing hall. Definitely a step backwords, in my view.

  5. To the Club staff: when fast forwarding/rewinding video only the thumbnail promo picture can be seen over scroll bar timeline, which makes it impossible to know where to stop video at a desired point. Very annoying when trying to pick a moment to watch from your 6 hour broadcasts and you cannot see where you are in the video. If you could remove that thumbnail so you can see the action progressing during fast forward (the way it used to be) that would be really great. Thanks.

  6. P.S. – New Studio looks great guys. Nice upgrade. Glad to see you’re continuing to enhance the chess viewing experience for us fans. Cheers.

  7. I want to see the 'wand' used in the 2022 us chess championship enshrined in the US chess Hall of Fame.

  8. This is probably sacrilegious, but GM Yasser has to go. His commentary is dry & boring I couldn't watch more than an hour. You can barely hear him even with the volume up. Give me GM's David Howell, Daniel N or Robert Hess. If you enjoy the commentary keep watching!

  9. Am I the only dude that misses Maurice Ashley? I miss that college football level energy during a chess broadcast.

  10. truly shocking to see how most of the players come from other federations… so sad

  11. i love this format good job for the organizers

  12. As much as I encourage youth in sports, cultural activities (playing musical instruments etc), including chess, but shouldn't Alice Lee be at school?

  13. The background looks like it is straight out the the American Gladiators 😅

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