International Chess Champ Coming to Cleveland

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Maurice Ashley doesn’t a meet a chessboard he does not love. On Saturday, October 26 at Cleveland State University, Ashley will be in the midst of a sea of chessboards at the Cleveland Scholastic Chess Open, sponsored by the Delta Alpha Lambda chapter of Alpha Phil Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Registration is open to students in grades K-12. Click here for more details.
Ashley was named International Chess Grandmaster in 1999. He was the first and is still the only African American to hold that rank. On Friday evening–a day before the Cleveland Open at CSU–Ashley will play 25 players at a one time, called simultaneous exhibition at the metro campus of Cuyahoga Community College. The cost to play is $25. Spectators are welcome.

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