Maurice Ashley Speaks!

Award-winning journalist Macauley Peterson caught up with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and got an update on his recent projects, one of which is a new website called, “Maurice Ashley Trains Champions.” His recent intiatives highlight the ever-increasing thrust in scholastic chess and the efforts being made to make chess more prominent in the educational landscape.

Maurice Ashley Trains Champions

Ashley discussed a bit about his projects and also answered questions about the apparent paradox between America’s success in scholastic chess and poor development in professional chess. He cited his own situation as one that affected his tournament activity. Speaking on the pro circuit, he stated, “Professional chess is not there… the conditions are not there… it’s hard to make a living.” Thus, he has set an aggressive approach to coaching and training. He will be conducting several camps in several states.

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Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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