2023 U.S. Chess Championships: Round 8

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 8 | 40 Moves in 90 Min. Incr. 30 Sec. / / 30 Min. Incr. 30 Sec.
Fabiano Caruana
(5) vs. Sam Shankland
Ray Robson (3) vs.
Hans Niemann
Abhimanyu Mishra (3.5) vs.
Sam Sevian
Jeffery Xiong (2.5) vs.
Leinier Dominguez
Andrew Tang (2.5) vs.
Wesley So
Levon Aronian
(3) vs. Dariusz Swiercz

ROUND 8 | 40 Moves in 90 Min. Incr. 30 Sec. / / 30 Min. Incr. 30 Sec.
Anna Zatonskih
(3.5) vs. Begim Tokhirjonova
Atousa Pourkashiyan
(2.5) vs. Carissa Yip
Ruiyang Yan (3.5) vs. Alice Lee (4.5)
Irina Krush
(4.5) vs. Jennifer Yu
Nazi Paikidze
(2.5) vs. Tatev Abrahamyan

Ashritha Eswaran
(1) vs. Thalia Cervantes


  1. The constantly scrolling current standings are so distracting I literally have to attach place a long piece of black card along the bottom of my screen to block them out.

  2. People need to understand Ray Robson is the 24th best player in the world in the last 12 months. Who knew?

  3. I must say the St. Louis Chess Club appears to be trying to kill chess in the US. This entire collection of commentators are the worst I have ever seen. They put me to sleep. Also, when scrolling standings pls include the days results for each player since that is actually why we came by. BETTER, EXICITING COMMENTATORS! Get your act together.

  4. Mishra has tough games coming up. He is showing that he belongs with the big boys so far in the tournament. He is not as good in speed chess. He better find some solutions for that if he wants to make money playing chess. Speed chess pays well. Hoping he improves and challenges for world championship in classical. Best wishes!

  5. in that position, what is wrong with playing g4 and pushing to attack the h6 pawn?

  6. Yasser's voice is so irritating and makes you sleepy

  7. The camera is turning some players into "Quasimodo".

  8. Sam sevian could pass for serial killer ed Kemper

  9. "Was this the blunder that you are mentioning? Or… Which one was the blunder?" – He makes it sound like the whole game was a blunderfest so he doesn't know what move she's referring to. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 5:22:05 she picks up on it too ๐Ÿ˜‚

  10. I dont thnk Hans is cheating. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. They are barely covering US chess championship. Isn't it important enough for someone to cover?
    If you guys are to busy to do it why not let someone else do it?

  12. i do not like it if you interrupt player interviews just to tell that some other board just finished – since the camera is showing that we all know this. Absolutely no need to interrupt the interviewed player!

  13. Lets be clear for a person that blunders his queen , hans will never be a world chanpion , sad but true, its like somethimes he does some excelent moves and some times he does some some very bad moves , and for a person that wats to be the best, he is far away for that reailty.

  14. They refuse to let us see the bar. It adds so much so we know who is ahead and by how much. This is censorship and I might again stop watching

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