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I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future.
There's so many lessons I get from chess, it's incredible, but I think the biggest thing for me has always been is that losing is learning.
African continent GMs do exist; but, according to the system of racial classification, I am the first Black GM in history... it matters, and doesn't matter, all at the same time.
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The zoo animal in a cage exhibits all these abnormalities that we know so well from our human companions. Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
March 6, 1966
Maurice Ashley is an American chess grandmaster, author, commentator, app designer, puzzle inventor, and motivational speaker. He is currently a Director's Fellow at the Media Lab at MIT.
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