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|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.
|Oct-06-15|| ||Moszkowski012273: Is "Millionaire" really not being covered by chess games.com?|
|Feb-16-16|| ||happyjuggler0: Maurice Ashley incognito vs chess hustler:
|Feb-16-16|| ||zanzibar: I want to know about the knight move in the middle of the game(*)- does that other guy do that often or was that just a one-off?|
(*) If you watch the video, you know which one I'm talking about.
|Feb-16-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Amazing the way the guy tried to cheat.
I do wonder what happened before the game, why the guy didn't smell a rat. After all it's not typical to have multiple cameras filming a game with a number of people watching. It's only happened with me 5 or 10 times.
|Feb-16-16|| ||zanzibar: <JimB> only 5-10x's? You modest stud you.|
|Feb-16-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Yes, usually filming for America's Funniest Bloopers.|
|Feb-16-16|| ||happyjuggler0: The video can now be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5v...|
|Feb-18-16|| ||Ogma: And courtesy of "VieMerveilleux" on YouTube, here's the game:|
1. b4 e5 2. a3 Nf6 3. Bb2 d6 4. d3 Be7 5. Nd2 O-O 6. Rb1 a5 7. Ngf3 axb4 8. axb4 Nc6 9. c3 Re8 10. e4 Bg4 11. Be2 Bf8 12. O-O d5 13. h3 Bh5 14. exd5 Nxd5 15. Nh2 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Nf4 17. Qf3 Qxd3 18. Qxd3 Nxd3 19. Nhf3 Ra2 20. Bc1 e4 21. Nd4 Nxd4 22. cxd4 Nxc1 23. Rbxc1 Rxd2 24. Rxc7 Rxd4 25. Rxb7 Rxb4 26. Rxb4 Bxb4 27. Rb1 Bc5 28. Rc1 Re5 29. Kf1 f5 30. Ke2 g5 31. g3 Kf7 32. Rb1 Re7 33. Rb5 Rc7 34. Kf1 Ke6 35. Ke2 Kd5 36. Rb1 Ra7 37. Rd1+ Bd4 38. Kf1 Ra2 39. f4 exf3e.p. 40. Rxd4+ Kxd4 0-1
Gif version via Amilcar Tavares on YT: http://i.imgur.com/NIOC7XZ.gif
|Feb-18-16|| ||Granny O Doul: Seemed to me the guy wasn't sure whether both black knights should be removed or just one, so he took both to be on the safe side. His "trash" talk hardly rose to the level of waste paper.|
|Feb-18-16|| ||beenthere240: Grabbing 2 knights (at once) seemed economical.|
|Mar-06-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Maurice Ashley.|
|Mar-06-17|| ||ambongtumbong: Happy Birthday GM Maurice|
|Mar-06-17|| ||Doniez: Happy birthday to my favourite chess commentator (along with Yasser and Alejandro and GM Svidler)|
|Mar-06-17|| ||ColeTrane: @ <chess is more> don't be such an idiot.|
|Mar-06-17|| ||Ironmanth: Happy birthday to you, Grandmaster Maurice! Really appreciate your outstanding chess commentary. Keep reaching for the stars in your plans, sir!|
|Mar-06-17|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Maurice Ashley.|
|Mar-06-17|| ||JimNorCal: I enjoyed the team of Ashley and King in the late, lamented Intel Grand Prix videos.
They made a real attempt to make chess entertaining, pioneers in that field in regards to video.|
|Aug-24-17|| ||tpstar: <trying really hard to bring energy into a game> <make chess entertaining> Agree. He is a key part of the Saint Louis commentary team, helping amateurs follow top level chess in real time. Ashley also handles the post-game interviews which is much harder than it looks.|
<Steve Skojec> I will pray that you find the strength and guidance to chart out a new and better course, doing a better job of helping people get to Heaven. I'm sure you will succeed at that.
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