Grandmaster Maurice Ashley
Maurice Ashley has to be one of the most recognizable chess names in the world today. The first African-American International Grandmaster, Ashley went on to become the chess commentator for ESPN and the author of the best selling book “Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens”. In the recent RAW World Chess Challenge with Magus Carlsen, Ashley provided entertaining commentary during the match. GM Ashley’s successful chess software DVD The Secret to Chess a Fritz Trainer from ChessBase has been a top seller at ChessCentral since its release.
In a recent wide-ranging interview, GM Maurice Ashley makes an excellent case for the beneficial effects of chess. In a presentation of some 24 minutes GM Ashley points out that chess is a discipline (like many others) that one gets better at through training and hard work. The American Grandmaster speaks with authority and also notes the chess applications to business and general life skills.
Check out the video interview here.