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Checkmate with Ashley Lynn Priore

Calling all UT students, faculty, and staff! Join Distinguished Speakers for a fireside chat and chess night with chess player, coach, strategist, and CEO of Queens Gambit Ashley Lynn  Priore! Listen to Ashley talk about the ins and outs of the chess community. Watch a fierce chess tournament in real time and test your luck at some prizes and participate in the chess tournament yourself!

February 20, 2023

The University of Texas at Austin
William C. Powers Student Activity Center Ballroom
2201 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Registration requested!

  • Event runs 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  • 5:00 pm –  Doors Open
  • 5:15 pm – Fireside Chat with Ashley Lynn Priore begins
  • 6:00 pm – Tournament and Chess Play Space begin


  • No equipment required! We will provide boards and sets.  Just bring yourselves!
  • This event is free (no cost), but only open to UT students, faculty, and staff.
  • Sponsored by Campus Events and Entertainment Distinguished Speakers. 
  • Register now!



If you have further questions, please contact Zenith Jahid,