Maurice Ashley and the Queen City Classic

March 22, 2014

At the Queen’s City Classic in Cincinnati sponsored by the Cris Collinsworth Pro-Scan Foundation, spectators get to watch over 700 kids play chess in Paul Brown Stadium where the Bengals play. Yes, a chess tournament in a football stadium!
“This year, the Queen City Classic Chess Tournament will again be hosted by crowd favorites! International Master Irina Krush, who made history in 1998 by becoming the youngest U.S. Women’s Champion at the age of 14, will once again join the tournament along with favorites Maurice Ashley, the first and only African American Grandmaster and Gregory Kaidanov, the most active Grandmaster, teacher in America and four-time U.S. Champion. Both Ashley and Kaidanov are six year veterans of the annual Queen City Classic.”
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