GM Maurice Ashley to Appear at National High School and Elementary
April 6, 2011
GM Maurice Ashley, Photo courtesy New in Chess
The first African-American Grandmaster in history, Maurice Ashley will give a lecture at the 2011 National High School Championship in Nashville on April 30th. He will also play a simul at the National Elementary in Dallas on May 6, 2011.

The lecture is for coaches, parents, and available participants.  It will be held on Saturday morning at 9:30 am, April 30, 2011 in the Heritage E meeting room during the 2011 National High School Championship.  There is no charge for the Lecture.
Participants of the 2011 National Elementary can sign up for his May 6 simultaneous exhibition online. A fee of just $25.00 includes an autographed GM Maurice Ashley vinyl roll up board to keep as a souvenir of the simul. 

Find out more about Maurice Ashley's chessbase DVD, The Secrets to Chess and his book, The Most Valuable Skills in Chess on USCF Sales.

Ashley is a renowned author and commentator. Just prior to the High School Nationals, Maurice will be commenting on the US Chess Championships in Saint Louis , Missouri, along with CLO editor Jennifer Shahade. You can find out more about Maurice on his official website, Also see complete details on the National Junior High School Championships, National High School Championships and National Elementary Champs.