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Meet Maurice Ashley, The First African American To Become A Chess Grandmaster

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Maurice Ashley, the first African-American International Grandmaster in chess, reflects on his upbringing in Brooklyn, his impact on students and his love — and eternal respect — for the game.  The U.S. Chess Championships, which take place at the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of St. Louis each year, feature live move-by-move analysis from Ashley.

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