“Millionaire Chess” entrepreneur Maurice Ashley is again on the promotion circuit extolling the virtues of chess in a short segment titled, “The Infectious Wisdom of Maurice Ashley”. The five-minute video shows Ashley telling his story… a story that he has told one million times, but no two times appear to be the quite the same.
In this segment, he talks about the impact of chess on the lives of the youth. The segment includes one of Ashley’s former students, Charu Robinson who teaches at the Harlem Success Academy. Ashley actually walked onto the domain of a street hustler who was challenging pedestrians. The hustler did not know who he was. Well… the hustler got a chess lesson, but when Ashley talked about the encounter he talked about what he learned from the hustler. One can sense a tinge of emotion from Ashley as he told the story of the hustler. Very touching.
It is an interesting segment and again shows many of the multifaceted nature of chess. While most are fixated on every game of Magnus Carlsen, there are so many life stories that are missed. Ashley told his own… he told someone else’s… we were enriched twice.
Video from Daily Motion.