Why has adult chess in the US remained so stagnant

August 25, 2016

I recently took to social media to express something that has been bugging me for a while now.  I posed…

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley has a day named after him (Full transcript of proclamation)

August 22, 2016

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley was recently honored by the Town of Brookhaven for his immense contribution to the game of chess. …

The Chess board from Garry Kasparov

August 1, 2016

World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov gave me this chessboard 25 years ago! Some things you make sure you keep! This…

Chess coach and player Reuben Salimu meets Grandmaster Maurice Ashley in South Africa

July 19, 2016

One thing which surprised me when Grandmaster Maurice Ashley came to South Africa for the Millionaire Dream Maker event was…

Maurice Ashley speech at YOUR MOVE Chess fundraiser event

February 16, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Pamajo House Men’s Shelter in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. The shelter has…

High-Stakes Chess is Serious Business

June 18, 2014

Lately, I’ve been reading some interesting posts from people who are concerned about Millionaire Chess and the low number of…


December 5, 2013

From the most basic moves to playing your first game and beyond.


December 5, 2013

GM Ashley explains how chess can promote success. Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens