The current issue of New in Chess (2002, No. 4) features a brief article on GM Maurice Ashley and his honor during Black History Month as an "Everyday Hero" by the Burger King Corporation, the highly popular rival of McDonald's. A Burger King representative explains,
"Ashley is a hero because he's given back to the community that has given him so much. As Director of Chess Programs for the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, a non-profit children's organization, Ashley assists in developing self-esteem in local kids by teaching them strategy and skills of the game of chess."
The article also mentioned his recent performance at Foxwoods and his qualification for the U.S. Championship.
Photo of GM Ashley courtesy of Jerome Bibuld. All rights reserved.
Posted by The Chess Drum: 18 June 2002