Maurice Ashley - Reveling in the Ultimate Thinker’s Game as a Chess Grandmaster | The Daily Show

Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley explains why chess players stay in shape, remembers trash-talking while playing in Brooklyn and reveals the biggest lesson you can learn from the game.

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  • David de Jamaica
    David de Jamaica3 ditë më parë

    he's Jamaican born

  • Indigo Expatriate
    Indigo Expatriate17 ditë më parë

    What a breath of fresh air, and what a TALENT!!! Imagine the discipline to reach GM level.

  • Corbett Mystic
    Corbett MysticMuaj më parë

    I love this

  • Hector DS
    Hector DSMuaj më parë

    The whole "you workout huh!?" In chess and In video games shouldn't be a surprise anymore at this point. Try sitting for 8+ hrs out of shape. It's incredibly unhealthy unless you are active all the time.

  • Themavran D'brickashaw
    Themavran D'brickashaw2 muaj më parë

    Maurice seems like a chill dude

  • mike kunnecke
    mike kunnecke2 muaj më parë

    GM Ashley is Da Bomb!

  • Luna Lunar Höflechner
    Luna Lunar Höflechner3 muaj më parë

    The highest title is the Worldmaster and not the Grandmaster.

  • emo skittles
    emo skittles3 muaj më parë

    1:39 Hikaru laughing*

  • truthspeaks84
    truthspeaks844 muaj më parë

    Maurice is headstrong! Maurice ahead of the game! Maurice opponents like a deer in a headlight!

  • Sarthak Kala
    Sarthak Kala5 muaj më parë

    His head freaks me out.

  • Alex fiorentini
    Alex fiorentini5 muaj më parë

    You are not prudent, look at your reality !! you are not world chess champion and you want to teach ??? be simple, you are pretentious.

  • Pizza de Pasta
    Pizza de Pasta5 muaj më parë

    he looks like someone shifted his face downwards from the middle of the head

  • Kevo7979
    Kevo79795 muaj më parë

    The guy one day will take us all out of the matrix

  • Breadman0123
    Breadman01236 muaj më parë


  • Bernd Grill
    Bernd Grill6 muaj më parë

    I remember seeing him during a chess tournament in Bad Wiessee, Germany back in 1997. Maurice Ashley seemed absolutely authentic and - unlike many other grandmasters - not even slightly aloof or vain. He is certainly one of the best commentators around today.

  • James Lee
    James Lee6 muaj më parë

    "Fabiano Caruana Rolling right now!" - Maurice Ashley 2020

  • Trail Boss Mafia
    Trail Boss Mafia6 muaj më parë

    This guy is the #DAVIDGOGGINS of chess.

  • Matthew Merritt
    Matthew Merritt6 muaj më parë

    Who the hell is that geeky, dorky, and lame interviewer? If you don't know about Chess don't ask stupid questions and keep putting your foot in your mouth. Just be quiet and listen and learn. What an annoying idiot.

  • Roberto R.
    Roberto R.6 muaj më parë

    Chess is not like life, chess is life.

  • Muddbug
    Muddbug6 muaj më parë

    Ok guys take it easy.....serious question though, where is Pinkey?

  • Jim G
    Jim G6 muaj më parë

    Man Trevor must be dumb..he doesn't know what a grandmaster is.. what a Dumb dumb

  • michael S
    michael S6 muaj më parë

    How does this dude still host this show? He is dreadful.

  • Simon Chhean
    Simon Chhean6 muaj më parë

    Trevor Noah is such an idiot lol

  • Clayton Miller
    Clayton Miller6 muaj më parë

    Maurice is the best commentator

  • michael


    6 muaj më parë

    I cannot believe there's a black grandmaster, very proud as an ally

  • IsaPrank mj
    IsaPrank mj6 muaj më parë

    this dude so good at chess that he has pectoral muscles in his temple

  • Michael Wright

    Michael Wright

    4 muaj më parë

    He's bad at chess. He plays like an IM at best.

  • Mihir Modi
    Mihir Modi6 muaj më parë

    Again, what do you want me to do about it?

  • Suhandi Wijaya
    Suhandi Wijaya6 muaj më parë

    When aliens visit, just let Maurice Ashley meet them, he is their kind.

  • Piergiorgio Cianciullo
    Piergiorgio Cianciullo6 muaj më parë

    What a huge head!

  • ZA-JA
    ZA-JA7 muaj më parë

    I don't think chess teaches you anything except how to play chess . Lots of the thinking analytically is just recognising patterns and motives and remembering lines.

  • Kali P
    Kali P7 muaj më parë

    What does race or sex have to do with chess?

  • Mayor Rodgers
    Mayor Rodgers7 muaj më parë

    “They’re working out 3 to 4 hours a day.” No they’re not. There’s not one chess grandmaster that works out 3 to 4 hours a day. I’ll guarantee it.

  • Garrett Gomes

    Garrett Gomes

    7 muaj më parë


  • Lukasz Pojezierski
    Lukasz Pojezierski7 muaj më parë

    The guy is brilliant. I love him!

  • Lethabo Kotsedi
    Lethabo Kotsedi7 muaj më parë

    Maurice is a good presenter, he looks more like a Co host than a guest being interviewed

  • Richard Lincourt
    Richard Lincourt7 muaj më parë

    Trevor has seen too many movies

  • Old Uncle Bob
    Old Uncle Bob7 muaj më parë

    GM Maurice Ashley is in the Chess Hall of Fame! His commentary on elite chess tournaments exceeds the proficiency and entertainment value of any sports announcer in any sport.

  • Apparatus 101
    Apparatus 1017 muaj më parë

    Temporary comment: *Shrink yourself*

  • TheDancerMacabre
    TheDancerMacabre8 muaj më parë

    This guy exclusively works out at the library

  • Dhnesh Dhingra
    Dhnesh Dhingra8 muaj më parë

    Top Chess Players in Year 1970-2020

  • Sam Kay
    Sam Kay8 muaj më parë

    The was a smooth interveiw

  • Kanye East
    Kanye East8 muaj më parë

    What a shitty interviewer

  • Paul McGlothin
    Paul McGlothin8 muaj më parë

    Terrific interview!

  • M Ark
    M Ark8 muaj më parë

    Vapid. Straight to the race card. Fail.

  • Kelvin L Love Jr
    Kelvin L Love Jr10 muaj më parë

    The only commentary team I like watching is one he's a part of. All other commentating teams just dont quite cut it.

  • Kelvin L Love Jr

    Kelvin L Love Jr

    9 muaj më parë

    @Lead Nitrate of course yasser. But ive seen Jen yasser and alejandro and as great as the other two are I didnt like it. Ultimately the dream team of commentating is Jen yasser and maurice in my opinion. Yasser is classic but maurice brings that swag and makes it very interesting

  • Lead Nitrate

    Lead Nitrate

    9 muaj më parë

    What about Yasser?

  • Kelvin L Love Jr
    Kelvin L Love Jr10 muaj më parë

    I'm very highly educated, I know chess, I have the best chess. -Trump

    SPORTMEMER11 muaj më parë

    Lol, grandmaster is actually not the highest. Super grandmaster is the highest, and Maurice is not even close.



    7 muaj më parë

    @Ken Lucas there is bro. There is.

  • Ken Lucas

    Ken Lucas

    7 muaj më parë


  • HiphopRiffs
    HiphopRiffs11 muaj më parë

    This guy is cool af

  • ShiroiKage009
    ShiroiKage009Vit më parë

    Literal big brain energy

  • nighttrain7404
    nighttrain7404Vit më parë

    He is a bright dude

  • j js
    j jsVit më parë

    trevor isnt funny

  • Andrew B
    Andrew BVit më parë

    Maurice on the Daily Show!!! How did I miss this?! BK represent!!!

  • Wandile Dlamini
    Wandile DlaminiVit më parë

    American football is Rugby for weaklings

  • Aegis
    AegisVit më parë

    3:50 *Donald Trump Voice* "I love chess, all the chess."

  • Chuy Mora
    Chuy MoraVit më parë

    He lools like he can read your mind

  • Cork Kyle
    Cork KyleVit më parë

    Really didn't appreciate the advertisement about the "Man-Trimmer" for shaving your genital area. Sorry, it's outta line for general consumption!! C'mon!!!

  • DTec27
    DTec27Vit më parë

    That head make him look like a pawn.

  • The Chess Giant
    The Chess GiantVit më parë

    I see you Maurice Ashley!

  • Aswin A
    Aswin AVit më parë

    Him and Ne-Yo have the biggest heads

  • XplusX12345678
    XplusX12345678Vit më parë

    hold on.. Maurice ashley is actualy more than 50 years old? Wow. He looks great for his age.

  • Kathleen Walters
    Kathleen WaltersVit më parë

    What they aren't saying is that President Trump was one of the best and highest ranked Grandmaster Chess players OF ALL TIME in the 70s and 80s retiring at age 40. P.S. Baron Trump was awarded Grandmaster in 2017.

  • Ozzy Man Diaz

    Ozzy Man Diaz

    Vit më parë

    wtf kind of drug are you lmfao, both trumps are on zero FIDE lists and have no existing chess rating. for how much you people shout "fake news" like a gd NPC you'd probably call the FIDE records/wikipedia/most Grandmasters (they all tend to be liberals :D) the deep state keep sipping that koolaid Kathleen

  • Louis Phung
    Louis Phung2 vjet më parë

    Would it be fun to watch Maurice play Trevor chess for Trevor's trash talk?

  • Mathew Jacob
    Mathew Jacob2 vjet më parë

    that was pretty smooth

  • Healing Through Inspiration
    Healing Through Inspiration2 vjet më parë

    4:45 well said

  • Andrew An
    Andrew An2 vjet më parë

    Wow, incredible how trevor noah just completely takes what Maurice says and not for a second reflect whether it should apply to him but pushes it on someone else

  • Shravan K
    Shravan K2 vjet më parë

    wow what a "smooth" interview lol

  • Golden Set

    Golden Set

    9 muaj më parë

    @Lead Nitrate "I hope I continue to win not so smooth games."

  • Lead Nitrate

    Lead Nitrate

    9 muaj më parë

    "I mean what do you want me to do? Get a huge advantage out of the opening?"

  • Caissa
    Caissa2 vjet më parë

    maurice is my favorite commentator! thanks for putting him on the show!!

  • Kiron Kabir
    Kiron Kabir2 vjet më parë

    Trump will want to build a pawn wall

  • Kabelo Mokua
    Kabelo Mokua2 vjet më parë

    We need to teach the president chess lol

  • NotVlad Putin
    NotVlad Putin2 vjet më parë

    smooth interview

  • jetpaq
    jetpaq2 vjet më parë

    I have to say that Maurice is that really Odd combination of real actual genius level thought and hysterical charisma! Wat a freakin awesome dude to represent us. Much love Maurice dawg, keep keeping it 100!

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy2 vjet më parë

    Funny how the 99.9% of chess pros are white or Asian yet this show interviews the legit only black guy in chess. Fucking racist pricks. Talk about strawmen.

  • Omer Shaham
    Omer Shaham2 vjet më parë

    Trump will actually be really good in chess he is a really good strategist, fact: he won the elections

  • Oli Vyae
    Oli Vyae2 vjet më parë

    See kids? Play chess and you can get a _head_ in life!

  • Joe King
    Joe King2 vjet më parë

    I bet he tell females “ Just Let Me Put The Head In.” 😂😂

  • Whizzpopper
    Whizzpopper2 vjet më parë

    That interview was smooth 👌

  • Danny May
    Danny May2 vjet më parë

    every child should learn chess at a young age and watch it increase your critical thinking of being steps ahead in life

  • Danny May
    Danny May2 vjet më parë

    It would have been funny when he was telling the story about brownsville hustler trash talk if one of them said "I am going to mate your mother"

  • Jason McKinney
    Jason McKinney2 vjet më parë

    That was a nice point he made about how chess applies to real life. Never heard that explanation before. I thought he was going to say the usual you learn to think ahead.. etc. Well said Maurice.

  • Fei Li
    Fei Li2 vjet më parë

    Not smooth enough

  • stanley gitau
    stanley gitau2 vjet më parë

    I came straight to the comments for the head jokes...😂

  • Musical_Lolu
    Musical_Lolu2 vjet më parë

    Stupid host.

  • asdfasd
    asdfasd2 vjet më parë


  • David Rodriguez
    David Rodriguez2 vjet më parë

    He put Maurice on the spot. How many times his jokes is about insulting the president. Its getting old. Jokes to please the group thinkers. Had a chance to just emphasize chess and appreciate a minority new Yorker. I'll say it again south African comes to the u.s. and just insults the president and politics. but yet he is benefiting from this country. regardless who is the president. and not a us citizen.

  • Young Entrepreneur
    Young Entrepreneur2 vjet më parë

    I think jackfilms forehead has a competition now

  • Brian Mahoney
    Brian Mahoney2 vjet më parë

    If he gets in a car accident and hits his head on the dashboard....that dashboard will never be the same..

  • Brian Mahoney
    Brian Mahoney2 vjet më parë

    Trevor must be strapped into his seat, because that head has it's own gravitational field. 😂

  • My Lord, I totally agree with you

    My Lord, I totally agree with you

    2 vjet më parë


  • Brian Mahoney
    Brian Mahoney2 vjet më parë

    Hector Hammond left the DC universe to visit the daily show? Somebody call the Green Lantern!!!

  • Ben Chernjavsky
    Ben Chernjavsky2 vjet më parë

    Thanks for not infusing politics into chess

  • chri2453
    chri24532 vjet më parë

    Lol, I thought they mixed up two of my favourite YT channels!

  • ZombieVikingGaming
    ZombieVikingGaming2 vjet më parë

    Trevor Noah is Jewish, interesting tidbit.

  • Pax Otium
    Pax Otium2 vjet më parë

    Maurice has a lot of chess teaching videos here on YT . Trump is a chess player, look where Trump is and look where Hillary is.

  • Tuomas Toppila
    Tuomas Toppila2 vjet më parë

    Chess is not ultimate thinker's game. Go is more complicated, fun, and creative. Magnus Carlssen would have no chance in the world of Go no matter how hard he trained. Go requires that much more progress and learning in comparison to the simple game of chess.

  • Saul Sepulveda

    Saul Sepulveda

    2 vjet më parë

    True. Go is as gangsta as it gets.

  • Mohd Amini
    Mohd Amini2 vjet më parë

    His head looks like a black pawn

  • Varun Resh
    Varun Resh2 vjet më parë

    Maurice is the most lively commentator in the whole of chess world. It's good to see him on the show.

  • Christopher Dunn
    Christopher Dunn2 vjet më parë

    He leveled up his sorcery too much....enlarged his head

  • JTOnline
    JTOnline2 vjet më parë

    This guy dreams in full HD

  • JTOnline
    JTOnline2 vjet më parë

    This guy really finds pleasure in chess, you could say he's somewhat of a headonist!

  • T L

    T L

    9 muaj më parë


  • Jesse Wu
    Jesse Wu2 vjet më parë

    Smooth interview

  • GistTech
    GistTech2 vjet më parë

    His head is proof that Earth is not flat

  • N G
    N G2 vjet më parë

    I’ve played chess my whole life. My dad taught me the rules. He also once told me that “at the end of the game, no matter who wins, all of the pieces, black and white, go back in the same box!” That’s why I love the game :)

  • Hairil Majid

    Hairil Majid

    7 muaj më parë

    I don't think.. You understand what it.. Meansss...

  • John Zimmerman

    John Zimmerman

    7 muaj më parë

    This is not impressive. 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Lead Nitrate

    Lead Nitrate

    9 muaj më parë

    That's a famous chess quote, but nice story.

  • Aram Hassan
    Aram Hassan2 vjet më parë

    All joking aside, chess can have great impact on the way you live life. Maybe teaching chess to the president isn't a bad idea. And I'm not talking about learning how do move the pieces. I'm talking about the deep aspect of the game.

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