< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 18 OF 18 ·
|Mar-06-11|| ||Ken MacGillivray: Happy birthday Maurice, I admire the manner in which you are promoting chess and your commentaries are not only well informed but witty and entertaining as well.|
|Apr-12-11|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: Yet another video featuring professional instruction by Maurice:|
|Apr-12-11|| ||Shams: <earning the GM title at the age of 33 has something to do withe Jesus! go on ashley, you're the best!>|
I guess it's Jesus' fault I'm not a GM, then.
|Apr-12-11|| ||HeMateMe: He had a year of biblical proportions.|
|Aug-18-11|| ||Robin01: Look like he lost in round 1 of the Manhattan Open 2011 to one of Wisconsin's best players, Alex Betaneli.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||Edwin M: I really like him as a commentator on ChessBase DVD's.|
|Sep-09-11|| ||MaxxLange: I have 2 of his DVDs, and they are excellent. The first one, "The Secret To Chess", is organized around the idea that Ashley calls "drawback chess". That is, every chess move has something wrong with it. It unprotects squares, or it blocks lines that used to be open, or, at minimum, it provides a new target for attack, just by putting a piece on a square where there was before no piece. |
So, when your opponent moves, Ashley says that the first thing to think about it: what's wrong with that move? What's the drawback to it? Is there a way to exploit it?
|Mar-06-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Ashley!
Good luck in Reykjavik.
|Mar-06-12|| ||twinlark: Happy birthday, GM Ashley.|
|Mar-06-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy B-Day. :)|
|Mar-19-12|| ||wordfunph: "The word checkmate has power. Like a magical incantation, it confers victory over the mind of another. Grandmasters who have played thousands of games in their long careers still love to utter the word. It makes the eyes light up, the pulse quicken and a smile come from the inside out."|
- GM Maurice Ashley
|Feb-18-13|| ||pazzed paun: does anyone know more about the article last year in chess life with gm ashley?
*he said that no mathematician had ever examined chess*
?What about Em. Lasker?
and he said he was rexamining chess
does anyone know what he meant?
|May-04-13|| ||schweigzwang: GM Ashley is providing commentary at the US Championships.|
|Dec-12-13|| ||ketchuplover: Good luck with the "Millionaire Chess Open" Mr.Ashley|
|Dec-20-13|| ||Eopithecus: Does anyone know which tournaments were used to give Mr Ashley the GM title. Just from perusing the games casually, it seems he rarely defeats other Grandmasters.|
|Jul-24-14|| ||Albertan: "How a Chess Grandmaster Is Breaking Barriers to Expand the Audience for His Game "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mayu-...|
|Sep-06-14|| ||WannaBe: Figure this is a good place to post this as any.
|Sep-27-14|| ||Albertan: "Can grandmaster Maurice Ashley turn chess into a glitzy, Las Vegas-style spectator sport?"
|Oct-03-14|| ||Check Mage: @Eopithecus
His hottest year was 1999, and unfortunately the chessgames database only includes 6 of his games from that whole year. He earned his GM title in 1999 at the Manhattan International scoring 6/9 getting his 3rd norm. There's no way to achieve a performance rating of 2600 in 3 different tournaments (the 3 norm requirement) without beating stiff competition.
From the USCF website
One of his norms was at a tournament in Germany if I remember correctly from Maurice Ashley.com. It appears he has changed his website and I can't find it anymore. His website is now overwhelmed with the Millionaire Chess initiative.
|Oct-06-14|| ||jakaiden: I'm off to play in the Millionaire Chess!!!|
|Oct-20-14|| ||ketchuplover: I hope you had a great time|
|Oct-20-14|| ||john barleycorn: <jakaiden> hope you got out of it what you expected. can you please give some feedback?|
|Aug-11-15|| ||dale2222222: Why is Maurice Ashley so awkward when he gives lectures/commentates? Does he have autism or a social disability, or is he just simply really awkward?|
|Aug-11-15|| ||1850Patzer: I used to dislike Ashley, and I still do to an extent because of his horrible idea Millionaire Chess. |
But he is the only reason I can watch the St. Louis broadcasts for tournaments anymore.
Shahade is obviously eye candy for those who will never touch a woman. She contributes nothing to the game commentary, and whenever she does the other host will go 2 to 3 moves deeper and refute her plans. Sitting there playing with her hair on camera, making faces at the camera, and her horrible attempts to flirt with players... smfh.. not to mention she's a very big feminist activist and takes every chance to promote US Women's Champ Blunderfest.
Seirawan/Ramirez are good, but they can be a bit boring at times.
And then there's Ashley whose phrases and attempt to excite positions never cease to amuse me.
"AND ARONIAN IS SHAKING HIS HEAD AT THE MOVE HE JUST MADE"
"THE ENGINES ARE GOING CRAZY!!! IF BLACK FINDS THIS MOVE, ITS ALL OVER BUT THE CRYING FOR WHITE."
"WESLEY SO.. FORFITTED IN HIS FIRST US CHAMPIONSHIP OH MY GOD IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE? NOTE TAKING? A PLAYER OF HIS CALIBER?"
There are many more which I know ive forgotten, but im pretty sure the dude used to be a sports commentator and is trying really hard to bring energy into a game which is almost as fun as watching paint dry.
|Aug-11-15|| ||perfidious: <1850Patzer....Shahade is obviously eye candy for those who will never touch a woman....>|
At best, though a quite competent player--while not in the same league as the GM commentators.
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 18 OF 18 ·