Drakes, Sean; Alleyne, Sonia
March 2005
Black Enterprise;Mar2005, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p117
Features African American chess wizard Maurice Ashley. Achievements earned by Ashley from playing chess; Efforts of Ashley in attracting people to chess through his organization Generation Chess; Background on chess; Requirements for mastering the game.


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