maurice ashley

Maurice Ashley is the first African-American to be inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame.
Maurice Ashley is the first black player to be inducted into the Chess Hall Of Fame, while transforming young lives through the game of chess.
The Philippine grandmaster Wesley So, 21, won the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas and the first prize of $100,000, the largest in the history of open tournaments.
"I think of Justus, me and Josh as pioneers for African American kids who want to take up chess," Black told the news outlet