2023 National High School (K-12) Chess Championship Results

Look for a more detailed recap report tomorrow from Jay Stallings.

The 2023 National High School (K-12) Championship (NHS) took place from March 31-April 2 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. A record-setting 1,745 players from 38 states attended topping the previous record of 1,713 players set at our 2019 event; the number could have been higher but the number had to be capped due to space concerns. The first NHS was held in 1969.

The Individual Championship ended in a tie for first. Both players are National High School Co-Champions (but listed in tie-break order):

FM Jason Wang (top left), FM Sharvesh Deviprasath

Photos by Caroline King

FM Jason Wang, 11th Grade, William Mason High School; Mason, Ohio

FM Sharvesh Deviprasath, 11th Grade, Coppell High School; Coppell, Texas

The Team Championship was won by The Dalton School of New York, New York. Team members are Iris Mou, Nathaniel Shuman, Ryan Peterson, Gus Huston, William Safranek, Johji Nakada, and Max Mottola.

Many other winners in multiple sections below the championship section were also identified. These winners are properly identified as, “Winner of the <X> section at the National High School Championship.” For a full list of winners, please see here: http://www.uschess.org/results/2023/hs/.

US Chess Executive Director Carol Meyer also notes, “This year we were delighted to have three chess programs attend that were part of our Title I School Grant initiative: Chess in the Schools, Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation, and the Baltimore Kids Chess League. This program reflects US Chess goals and delivers on our mission to empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess as we bring chess to students who might not be able to access the game without this support. Our donors’ generosity underscores the chess community’s commitment to meeting the needs of students who come from underserved communities.”

More photos and videos can be found at Twitter via @USChess and #HSChessChamps.