GM Maurice Ashley (right) set to face FM Robert Lagerman at the 2012 Reykjavik Open. Ashley won in a crushing style. Photo by Hrafn Jökulsson.
The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz was able to conduct an interview with GM Maurice Ashley and get an update on what the global icon has been doing in recent months. It has been awhile since Ashley has spoken to The Drum audience, but it was well worth the wait. The “brief” interview was 41.5 minutes. 😉
Ashley asked a number of questions about his recent trip to Reykjavik, Iceland, the Judit Polgar/Hou Yifan question, his current projects, his views on the upcoming World Championship in May, potential world champions, the problems in marketing chess and his views on playing for Jamaica in the Olympiad.
Many are questions never asked of him before. Great stuff!
Listen to interview with GM Ashley!