Maurice Ashley is a true chess legend.
He not only made history as the first African-American grandmaster in the annals of the game. He has managed to translate his love of the game to others, as a three-time national championship coach, author, ESPN commentator, puzzle inventor and motivational speaker.
Maurice is well known for providing dynamic live tournament coverage of world class chess competitions and matches. His high-energy, unapologetic and irreverent commentary combines Brooklyn street talk with professional ESPN-style sports analysis. He has covered every class of elite event, including the World Chess Championships, the US Chess Championships, the Grand Chess Tour and the legendary Man vs. Machine matches between Garry Kasparov and IBM’s Deep Blue.
Now he will teach you!