Maurice Ashley Breaks Down His Greatest Chess Move

Join @Grandmaster Maurice Ashley as he breaks down his best chess move of all time!

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  • klose king
    klose king3 ditë më parë

    I would be proud too if I find sacrifices like these

  • Dhushyanth R
    Dhushyanth R4 ditë më parë

    N*G3 was insanely awesome

  • E G
    E G5 ditë më parë

    oh wow engine doesnt see it untill depth 30+

  • TheUnstableNutcase
    TheUnstableNutcase5 ditë më parë

    That was a pretty smooth game

  • Dal Kap
    Dal Kap5 ditë më parë

    Holy crap this is absolutely beautiful, no way I would've found that

  • Suleman Agha
    Suleman Agha6 ditë më parë

    what amazing calaculation!

  • Upendi
    Upendi6 ditë më parë

    I just googled how old Maurice is and I borderline don't even believe google, Maurice wears his age very well

  • Eliene Campos7
    Eliene Campos76 ditë më parë


  • edward tang
    edward tang6 ditë më parë

    “Back in the day I was actually a player” lol nice pun

  • Alvin
    Alvin8 ditë më parë

    He seems like a cool guy

  • Samuel Smith
    Samuel Smith8 ditë më parë

    As I looked at the position i found the move immediately

  • Saint Burnsy
    Saint Burnsy9 ditë më parë

    His head is so perfectly round. I love it. That is all.

  • Hide Entity
    Hide Entity9 ditë më parë

    High level chess.

    TAYYAB10 ditë më parë

    seen this guy on TEd

  • veki2211
    veki221110 ditë më parë

    GM Ashley: 'But you know, back in the day, I was indeed a player.' Me: 'Mr. Ashley, you still are a playa.'

  • Frank LaMar Jr
    Frank LaMar Jr11 ditë më parë

    Awesome! Truly Truly Awesome!

  • Yousei Alhamwi
    Yousei Alhamwi12 ditë më parë

    Wow so inspiring

  • no one
    no one13 ditë më parë

    PeopIe forget that Maurice was actually good in the 90's.

  • KBK
    KBK13 ditë më parë

    Yo it's actually a brilliant move, lichess Stockfish put equality in this position but when I play Nxg3 the engine put +3 for black

  • TĂ­o Ilustrado
    Tío Ilustrado13 ditë më parë


  • Jimmy Mac
    Jimmy Mac15 ditë më parë


  • Yahia
    Yahia15 ditë më parë

    I actually saw the sequence immediatly ! it's pretty good

  • 2Juiced4Me
    2Juiced4Me16 ditë më parë

    4:43 why doesn’t white take e8 Rook instead of moving King? this is where my noobness doesn’t understand why certain moves are made. Black Queen is undefended out in the open. How he has the advantage here is why I’m a noob lol

  • Baber Zia

    Baber Zia

    15 ditë më parë

    becuase after white takes rook, black plays queen h3 and its mate

  • Sinsons
    Sinsons16 ditë më parë

    He looks like bobby lashley

  • Verified H
    Verified H16 ditë më parë

    This move just told me. Even if all your pieces are sleeping on the back ranks, there is always a way to destroy your opponent.

  • Srinivash M

    Srinivash M

    10 ditë më parë

    @ASMR Shabalov was the US Champion 4 times.

  • ASMR


    14 ditë më parë

    Not always, especially against a strong player

  • Zeeshan Christy
    Zeeshan Christy17 ditë më parë

    Did Tal came in your dreams and said "Weldon Son I am proud of you " ?

  • insert username

    insert username

    13 ditë më parë

    Yeah lol. Tal would have said that.

    GUGGE17 ditë më parë

    Can't ignore the face on the f4 square

  • brian banks
    brian banks17 ditë më parë

    unlistenable. The world is NOT a cartoon

  • Mus Kaka
    Mus Kaka17 ditë më parë

    Beautiful move ❀

  • Thaplayer1209
    Thaplayer120917 ditë më parë

    Can’t wait to see the next 4

  • karthik rox
    karthik rox17 ditë më parë

    Maurice Ashley's best move was seeing a queen sac in Vishy's petrov game from 93

  • chilaka shalemraju
    chilaka shalemraju17 ditë më parë

    Really amazing sir. Very instructive. Thank you

  • IHateChess
    IHateChess17 ditë më parë

    thats actually a really instructive move

  • John Smalec
    John Smalec17 ditë më parë

    Maurice, I played in that same St. Martin's International Open and played a young Barcot. Somewhere I have one of the daily handouts with game scores on it. I would be glad to send it to you.

  • Malcolm Antonio
    Malcolm Antonio18 ditë më parë

    Great game!!

  • Omri Shaffer
    Omri Shaffer18 ditë më parë


  • Mike F. Pauciello
    Mike F. Pauciello18 ditë më parë

    Nxg3 seemed to be asking for to be played but all the calculations was insane. Kudos my man

  • Sam Kater
    Sam Kater18 ditë më parë

    Awesome, Maurice. More content like this!

  • Pavel
    Pavel18 ditë më parë

    I impressed. Maurice is the man

  • Guz Man
    Guz Man19 ditë më parë

    I saw your analysis of this game in your channel. Nice game

  • Blurryface
    Blurryface19 ditë më parë


  • Trevor Smith
    Trevor Smith19 ditë më parë


  • Moshe Inoyatov
    Moshe Inoyatov19 ditë më parë


  • Issa Minasyan
    Issa Minasyan19 ditë më parë


  • Jack Wardrop
    Jack Wardrop19 ditë më parë

    Killer move. Maurice I would like to know though how you came to that move. Were you searching? How did you feel feel when it came into your mind?

  • Zephyrus


    15 ditë më parë

    If I had to guess at his thought process, he realized that his queen and the enemy king are on the same diagonal and started looking for ways to take advantage of it. Then he noticed after Nxg3 Kxg3 Nxe4 that you can't play Qe4 because of Bd3. And you're not getting 3 pieces for the queen if you play Qxe4 because after Bd3 Qxd3 Qxd3+ You're forking the king and the knight. And then he kept calculating all the variations and found that they all worked.

  • rakibul2010islam
    rakibul2010islam19 ditë më parë

    This is a really very impressive tactical game.

  • Salty
    Salty19 ditë më parë


  • Salty


    3 ditë më parë

    Its a joke

  • Beauty Holic

    Beauty Holic

    19 ditë më parë

    it says 'who' in the title... are you mentally incapacitated, or just feigning as obtuse for attention?

  • eLem3nT
    eLem3nT19 ditë më parë

    The greatest chess move was when Wilson took your 2 knights with a pawn 😂😂😂

  • someone else
    someone else19 ditë më parë

    Yeah nice

  • LuisB
    LuisB20 ditë më parë

    Maurice's greatest move was to keep his cool against Wilson the hustler

  • LuisB


    9 ditë më parë

    @Sir Girthington 😃 true

  • Sir Girthington

    Sir Girthington

    9 ditë më parë

    It makes you wonder how many 2 for 1 captures Wilson got away with 😂😂 tbh he was probably surprised that someone caught him.

  • Saitama Caped Baldy

    Saitama Caped Baldy

    16 ditë më parë

    @ćŒ æĄ“ç‘œ knight en passant😂😂😂

  • ćŒ æĄ“ç‘œ

    ćŒ æĄ“ç‘œ

    18 ditë më parë

    Tfw their pawn takes two knights in one turn

  • Venture B.
    Venture B.20 ditë më parë

    That is a move that should have its own name. How about "good knight king"?

  • michael baker
    michael baker20 ditë më parë

    Bishops are LONG range pieces for a reason, and this is a beautiful example of that

  • Igor Hartmann
    Igor Hartmann20 ditë më parë


  • Chess Game Database
    Chess Game Database20 ditë më parë

    Very nice board color scheme. What is it?

  • EpicWolves
    EpicWolves20 ditë më parë

    crazy move wow

  • Dark Gedi
    Dark Gedi20 ditë më parë


  • Russell Lomando
    Russell Lomando20 ditë më parë

    Maurice, I remember you from The MCC in NY, during 79-80. I was there with Asa, Jay, Joel, & Bruce. You were an IM at that time.

  • Fedess


    3 ditë më parë

    @Russell Lomando IM at 15 is very impressive

  • Russell Lomando

    Russell Lomando

    13 ditë më parë

    @Noob gaming He's 55.

  • Noob gaming

    Noob gaming

    13 ditë më parë

    @Russell Lomando how old is Maurice, he doesn't even look 40

  • Rey


    14 ditë më parë

    @Russell Lomando its amazement, he isnt being rude

  • Russell Lomando

    Russell Lomando

    16 ditë më parë

    @Kral So??? That's why I said, 'I remember".

  • Tell
    Tell20 ditë më parë

    A brilliant combination from a brilliant player

  • Fedess
    Fedess20 ditë më parë

    Never been so proud of myself, I spotted the winning sequence immediately

  • Fedess


    20 ditë më parë

    @Venture B. hahah thanks but i think it was luck, i just saw the potential of the diagonal and then everything comes by itself.. for example i just watched anand's greatest chess move and i would have not guessed it in a million years

  • Venture B.

    Venture B.

    20 ditë më parë

    I did not pick up on it even after a couple of minutes. Well done : )

  • BOHR
    BOHR20 ditë më parë

    Honestly i saw these moves 😀

  • Ashish Gusain
    Ashish Gusain20 ditë më parë


    LUCAS SILBERT20 ditë më parë

    Pawn to E5

  • The Riff Tones
    The Riff Tones20 ditë më parë

    You best move is to stfu once in a while

  • Iqbal Safirul Barqi
    Iqbal Safirul Barqi20 ditë më parë

    Brilliant indeed

  • Sollertia_
    Sollertia_20 ditë më parë

    Did Maurice write an article for this game before or something? I think I've heard his analysis before

  • Hari Haran
    Hari Haran20 ditë më parë

    Waiting for Daniel Rensch

  • jignesh shah
    jignesh shah20 ditë më parë

    5:02 it was not in check

  • Who Waifu
    Who Waifu20 ditë më parë

    All his pieces stuck on the Queen side and he still managed to take the fight to the king in a single move. That was actualy astonishing.

  • ?!?!?!?!?!?! L_?

    ?!?!?!?!?!?! L_?

    15 ditë më parë

    brilliant if you will

  • Giang Nam PháșĄm Huy
    Giang Nam PháșĄm Huy20 ditĂ« mĂ« parĂ«

    This move is nothing compared to grabbing 2 knights in a single move

  • TheUnstableNutcase


    5 ditë më parë

    @Lol Hi A hustler*

  • exponent mantissa

    exponent mantissa

    5 ditë më parë

    I played a street guy one time and he suddenly has 2Bs of the same color!

  • ćŒ æĄ“ç‘œ

    ćŒ æĄ“ç‘œ

    18 ditë më parë

    Wilson's Immortal

  • Lol Hi

    Lol Hi

    19 ditë më parë

    @rohith jacob It's a reference to when he played a trash talker who took 2 knights in 1 move.

  • rohith jacob

    rohith jacob

    19 ditë më parë


  • Mark A Cesare
    Mark A Cesare20 ditë më parë

    Wow, what fireworks-- indeed a great, well played game! Thanks.

  • A Hitler
    A Hitler20 ditë më parë

    You should have discovered the secret of the universe because you have gigantic brain, no hurt feelings

  • Slowslav
    Slowslav20 ditë më parë

    nice combo

  • R LI
    R LI20 ditë më parë

    Boom hit!

  • PBJ
    PBJ20 ditë më parë

    Damn this wasn't _a_ move. Wow Maurice. This definitely deserves to be published as a puzzle

  • Dhushyanth R
    Dhushyanth R20 ditë më parë

    Love this series Keep going

  • Levent K********
    Levent K********20 ditë më parë

    Maurice Ashley made a Yaz opening, lol

  • tap skabonga
    tap skabonga20 ditë më parë

    Love counter punch chess

  • Alon B
    Alon B20 ditë më parë

    get us Ian nepomniachti

  • tap skabonga
    tap skabonga20 ditë më parë

    Damn!! I though Maurice slept in a pin strip suit đŸ€Ł

  • Junaid Rashid
    Junaid Rashid20 ditë më parë

    These are fun to watch, thanks for the content!

  • Nosa Mi
    Nosa Mi20 ditë më parë

    Great job. 👍🙋

  • PC Filho
    PC Filho20 ditë më parë

    Amazing combination indeed. 👏

  • Swedish Chef
    Swedish Chef20 ditë më parë

    Love this series! Keep them going!

  • Brabham Freaman
    Brabham Freaman20 ditë më parë

    đŸ’„ đŸ’„đŸ’„BOOM !!!đŸ’„ đŸ’„đŸ’„

  • quebrada


    20 ditë më parë

    That's exactly what my mind did when Maurice explained his impressive idea!

  • capsar
    capsar20 ditë më parë

    God damn it Maurice

  • PB Prime Play
    PB Prime Play20 ditë më parë

    If there's anyone else then this man ain't one

    JC SERDENIA20 ditë më parë


  • A Hitler

    A Hitler

    20 ditë më parë

    Second moron hihihehehhahahah

  • Aayan Ansari
    Aayan Ansari20 ditë më parë

    I'm First!!!!!!

  • chess brilliance

    chess brilliance

    19 ditë më parë

    @Aayan Ansari just kidding 😉

  • Chetan Kandpal

    Chetan Kandpal

    20 ditë më parë

    Congrats 👏👏

  • A Hitler

    A Hitler

    20 ditë më parë

    @chess brilliance wahahagahhahahahaha. Nice one

  • Aayan Ansari

    Aayan Ansari

    20 ditë më parë

    @chess brilliance chillax dude... We (chess enthusiasts) aren't morons

  • chess brilliance

    chess brilliance

    20 ditë më parë

    The first moron đŸ‘đŸ€Ł

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