“…Currently, there are just over 1,500 grandmasters. They come from all over the world, but Ashley is still the only black person to reach that status.”

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Maurice Ashley, Chess’ 1st black grandmaster, enters the Hall of Fame | theGrio

NEW YORK (AP) — Maurice Ashley was 14 when he saw a high school friend playing chess and challenged him to a match. He lost badly, but it sparked a love affair that started him playing nearly non-stop ever since.

Source: thegrio.com/2016/04/16/maurice-ashley-chess-1st-black-grandmaster-enters-the-hall-of-fame/

 

 

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