Guest Speaking

June 16, 2015

GM Maurice Ashley remembers reading the book “Dare to Win” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (of Chicken Soup for…

July 3rd 2015 – Maurice Ashley at the Aspen Idea's Festival

June 16, 2015

  Friday, July 3, 2015 (8:00pm-10:00pm) – True stories, told live without notes. A staple of the literary and art scenes in New York and…

June 15-26th 2015 – Norway Chess Commentary

June 15, 2015

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley was commentator at the Norway Chess 2015 tournament, organized between June 15-26th 2015. To check out the commentary,…

Sohn Conference in NYC

May 5, 2015

GM Maurice Ashley commentating at the Sohn Conference in NYC for Magnus Carlsen Blind & Timed Chess Simul.

Millionaire Chess #1

November 1, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada – After five days of gruelling daily chess matches Wesley So is the champion of the inaugural…

A Million Dollar Idea

December 14, 2013

Recently, I saw a Facebook post from a respectable International Master of chess, who expressed some concerns about the feasibility…

Maurice Ashley Terra Chess Exhibition to Thank Will & Jada Smith

October 31, 2013

To thank the Will & Jada Smith Foundation for supporting inner-city chess, Maurice Ashley gave a demo at I.S. 318…

Maurice Ashley at the Sinquefield Cup

September 14, 2013

Maurice provided commentary at the Sinquefield Cup and recapped the rounds for those who couldn’t follow the event live. Round…

Slaying King George at The Moth

July 9, 2013

Last year, Maurice Ashley participated in The Moth, sharing the story of a defining private chess match. Listen to Slaying…

NPR interview: Maurice Ashley: Chessmen At Work

April 6, 2013

Maurice Ashley may be a professional chess player, but he approaches the game like a spy. By carefully studying his…