Grandmaster Maurice Ashley is prepared to release a new book titled, “The Most Valuable Skills in Chess” by Gambit Books. This book is after his “Chess for Success” debut. The video below has some detail, but it appears that Ashley had adapted some of his material from his popular CD. I have not previewed the book, but below is a synopsis sent by his media firm:
by Maurice Ashley
Entertaining, informative and inspiring THE MOST VALUABLE SKILLS IN CHESS by Maurice Ashley (Gambit Books; Publication Date: September 2009; US$17.95) takes budding chess players from the basics through to game tactics and well beyond. Written by one of the highest-profile figures in American chess, GM Maurice Ashley, this book takes his charismatic teaching methods and packages it into one, easy-to-read, must-have for any lover of this character-building game.
Assuming no knowledge of chess beyond the rules, Ashley guides readers through the often confusing, world of chess tactics. “The approach is unique because it’s basically me,” he explains. “It’s the way I teach, the way I talk about chess, the way I think. You’ll find my love for martial arts in these pages, as well as my ridiculous love for the sports, story-telling and teaching.”
Ashley, the first African American Grandmaster, is known as the Tiger Woods of chess. He sees the game as a pivotal role in helping at-risk youth. He has coached numerous scholastic teams to victory in national championships, a number of whom have gone on to graduate from Harvard, Yale, Vasser, the University of Michigan and other top-flight US colleges. Maurice Ashley continues to travel the world inspiring, teaching and sharing his love of the game.
“The Most Valuable Skills in Chess” is available to pre-order through
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