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Author, commentator, and the first Jamaican-American chess Grandmaster, Maurice Ashley stopped through Power 106 to speak with DJ Felli Fel about the journey the skill of chess has taken him on and the importance his impact has on not only the African American culture, but for everyone who strides for greatness and representation in arenas that are not the usual social norms.
As the art and game of chess becomes more popular, Ashley details how the Hennessy “Never Stop Never Settle” tag has inspired him to continue to break new barriers and reach as many he possibly can. Maurice also talks about his life inspirational story which he shares his Grandmother making an ultimate sacrifice and raising him and his siblings while his mother paved the way and worked to provide a better life for her children in the United States.
Ashley goes on to speak on some of the famous friends he’s gone up against in a match, how he pushes the limits in the sport and his personal life and much more.
Check the full interview below!