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Chess for Success, Maurice Ashley, 0767915682

Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens

Maurice Ashley

ISBN: 0767915682
Format: Paperback, 288pp
Pub. Date: August 2005
Publisher: Broadway Books
List Price: $14.00

 
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Chess for Success, Maurice Ashley, 0767915682


FROM THE PUBLISHER

Maurice Ashley immigrated to New York from Jamaica at the age of twelve only
to be confronted with the harsh realities of urban life-everything from drug
dealers to the lack of resources for after-school programs. But he found his
inspiration for a better life after stumbling upon a chess book in the
library and becoming hypnotized by the game's rules and philosophy; his
dedication would eventually lead him to break the chess world's color lines
by becoming an International Grand Master in 1999. During his ascent to
chess's pinnacle, Ashley realized that chess strategies could be used as an
educational tool to help children avoid the pitfalls often associated with
growing up. For years he has used his high profile to inspire future
generations of masters through his work as an ESPN chess commentator, through
the award-winning CD-ROM Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess, as coach to Harlem's
National Championship-winning junior teams, and as founder of the Harlem
Chess Center. At last, Ashley shares his insights with the world at large in
Chess for Success.

In the book, Ashley recounts his journey through the professional chess world
while also serving up compelling and triumphant anecdotes about how chess has
positively affected young players. While telling these stories, he offers
tips on technique, how to make the game fun for children of all ages and
levels, and how to overcome the myth that chess isn't cool. Through his
guidance and references to various developmental theories, readers will
understand how chess strategies can improve a child's mental agility,
concentration, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

A welcome resource for parents, teachers,counselors, youth workers, and chess
lovers, Chess for Success is the only book of its kind.





 

 
 

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