The American Cup 2023: Day 8

Live from the World Chess Hall of Fame, two double-elimination tournaments feature the best overall chess players and the best women players living in the United States! Today features Game 1 of the classical match (in both fields) in which the winners of the champions and elimination brackets play each other. Join GMs Yasser Seirawan, Cristian Chirila, & IM Jovanka Houska for the move-by-move.


Hikaru Nakamura vs. Wesley So

Irina Krush vs. Alice Lee


  1. Waiting with surprised & interested 🎯 game

  2. The commentators studio backdrop is the most Scientology looking thing I’ve ever seems 😅😂

  3. Wesley So’s weakness is the Blitz. I think he should take the risk in classical or rapids in able to have a chance to win the championship against Hikaru.

  4. Pleeaase get rid of that chess board on the left and make the one on the right bigger for Pete's sake!!

  5. Wesley and Hikaru wanted to draw first blood with that imbalanced endgame, but time pressure forced them to play it safe. Pretty stalemate tho, would not have seen that even in my wildest dreams

  6. to everyone who thinks its "unfair" that the women's bracket has a lesser payout: Remember that anyone can compete in the "mens" bracket. Any woman can compete for the full prize, it is not men only. The fact that St. Louis Chess club created a whole seperate bracket just for women all while giving women the ability to compete in the mens bracket for the higher prize speaks highly of the St. Louis Chess club and makes them very much pro-women's chess. Now, if I'm wrong and misunderstand that women are actually shut out of the mens bracket (which I am pretty sure they aren't), only then would it be unfair.

  7. Аркадий Чернобровкин says:

    Yasser Seirawan🔥🔥🔥 Cristian Chirila🔥🔥🔥 Jovanka Houska🔥🔥🔥

  8. Аркадий Чернобровкин says:

    Happy Birthday Yasser!

  9. Аркадий Чернобровкин says:

    Great game of Wesley and Hikaru today!🔥🔥🔥

  10. Irina gives great interviews. They should definitely snag her for commentary/analysis when she retires at some point down the road.

  11. I like that Yasser had the audacity to correct someone's pronunciation.

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