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Published on 25 Apr 2015 | over 2 years ago

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.

Directed and Produced by Eric Larson
Videography by Eric Larson, Heather Martino and Phil Nolan
Graphics by Alisa Stern

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