From the Blog

Moth Wins Peabody

“Storytelling, likely the oldest art, is revered and reinvigorated by this hour for everyday raconteurs,” write the Peabody judges regarding The Moth Radio HourRead more »

Maurice Ashley

Slaying King George

Added: Jul 9, 2013

Recorded: Aug 13, 2012

The first African American Grand Master details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him.


More from this storyteller »

Photo by Amanda Kowalski

Extras from this story:

Maurice working with the junior high school chess team, the Raging Rooks, who won the National Championships in 1991. Photo by Charu Robinson.

Maurice playing blitz chess in 2001 with the Brothers at the Oxford Chess Club in Brooklyn. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.