Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley lives his passion. Through his love for chess, he not only made history as the first African-American International Grandmaster in the annals of the game, but he has translated his love to others as a three-time national championship coach, two-time author, ESPN commentator, iPhone app designer, puzzle inventor, and motivational speaker.

"Working backwards to
solve problems"

Learn more from Maurice's TEDYouth talk.


US Chess championship 20160
London Chess Classic, 2015.0
Showdown in St. Louis between Nakamura and Caruana, 20150
Sohn Conference in NYC0