Grandmaster Maurice Ashley plays NYC trash talker

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley plays NYC trash talker

Washington, US - Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley popped by Washington Square Park to take on the local chess players on one of several tables set up at the park. 

According to the Jamaica-born chess pro he chose the table to play at because Vinnie Livermore "used to beat my ass at that same table." Mr. Livermore was a notable chess player and teacher to many.

Mr. Ashley was the first black International Grandmaster and won the accolade in 1999. "I was schooled by the best hustlers back in the day."

Watch as he takes on a New York hustler.

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