Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths by Maurice Ashley

By Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley immigrated to long island from Jamaica on the age of twelve, merely to be faced with the tough realities of city lifestyles. yet he discovered his idea for a greater lifestyles after stumbling upon a chess e-book and turning into hypnotized by way of the sport. He might finally holiday the chess world's colour strains through turning into a global Grandmaster in 1999.

Ashley learned that chess recommendations will be used as a tutorial software to assist kids stay away from the pitfalls usually linked to starting to be up. during this e-book, he serves up compelling anecdotes approximately how chess has absolutely affected younger gamers. He additionally deals tips about procedure, how one can make the sport enjoyable for kids of every age and degrees, and the way to beat the parable that chess is not cool. via his information, readers will know how chess recommendations can increase a kid's psychological agility, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. Chess for Success is a much-anticipated source for folks, academics, counselors, formative years staff, and chess fanatics.

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Leaving m a ny male vic t i m s i n her wake, she won several t o u rna­ ments that had p reviously been d ominated by men and b roke into the ran ks of the top t e n players i n the worl d . Her accomplishm ents have helped to u s h e r in a n e w age of women's chess around the globe, where women from C ll L S S I O ll S U C C L S S C hina to the U kraine have followed her example to dra­ matically raise the game to a new level of excellence. Another myth to be shattered was the belief, held by many top grandmasters, that a machine could never bridge the gap between silicon and h u man though t .

You you ng brothers did good . C'mon. Yaw l knew I wasn't gonna rob you . My son's right here . " Then he t u rned around , h i s son in tow, and walked away. We stood motionless until he left , wondering w hat wou ld h ave hap­ pened if his son had not been with h i m . One o f t h e s a d things abo u t t h e neighborh ood was that there were so few ou tlets for the energy of you ng, restless boys . Wit h no car and , m ore i m portant , no money, o u r options were pretty m u c h red u ced to playing basket­ ball, touch football, handball, and a few games like d om i ­ n o e s and card s .

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