Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley - A Real-Life Beth Harmon | The Daily Show


Have you been watching Queen’s Gambit and want to hear about the game from a real chess grandmaster? Here’s Maurice Ashley. #DailyShow #MauriceAshley #Throwback
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  • Stop Cry
    Stop Cry4 dögum síðan

    He is not even near any top player. This show is like. Wow a black GM. Only 1/500 GM are black.

  • shucklesors
    shucklesors8 dögum síðan

    goddamn trevor will throw anything under the bus to get audience approval

  • Pippimann Terrortv
    Pippimann Terrortv20 dögum síðan

    redblackyellowwhite pawns matter

  • Pippimann Terrortv

    Pippimann Terrortv

    20 dögum síðan

    maybe even orange but maybe not

  • Jimo Ethan
    Jimo Ethan22 dögum síðan

    Can you bring Denzel Washington to your show? Or Mike Tyson? Or both of them.

  • Mike O'McIrishguy
    Mike O'McIrishguy23 dögum síðan

    One America News Network - NTD News - Breitbart - Sky News Australia - News Max - Project Veritas - The Gateway Pundit - The Liberty Daily!!!..

  • Fay Kouri
    Fay Kouri24 dögum síðan

    Oh I thought no quarantine in the US when did that happen, then I read the comments and found out it was an old one! Merry Christmas to all!

  • KimZuna Tadu
    KimZuna Tadu25 dögum síðan

    Wow his head is the first thing I notice.😅

  • John Godwin
    John Godwin26 dögum síðan

    This is old

  • Alien
    Alien26 dögum síðan

    Trevor just had to throw a Trump dig in there... then fake laugh intensely

  • Toutai Palu
    Toutai Palu27 dögum síðan

    Maurice Ashley the #GOAT💯😎

  • TheGta4you
    TheGta4you28 dögum síðan


  • Coffee Cats Kimchi
    Coffee Cats Kimchi28 dögum síðan

    Big brain. 🍑

  • Tamayo1980
    Tamayo198028 dögum síðan

    Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn.. Brownsville was around the corner and yeah, was a bit rough in the early 90's but survived...

  • Jonathan Fan
    Jonathan Fan28 dögum síðan

    Bet you this badass cant beat my zero dollar phone at chess.

  • Joey M
    Joey M28 dögum síðan

    Please stop, I can’t imagine how much the left is paying you. If America is so bad go back to South Africa!

  • Harold Denver
    Harold Denver28 dögum síðan

    The flimsy sweater acly screw because repair undeniably suspend qua a limping college. chivalrous, kaput hovercraft

  • Elias Barbosa
    Elias Barbosa28 dögum síðan

    I am amazed that the following topics were never brought up: 1) Maurice Ashley is the first man of African decent to become a Grandmaster in the entire world! 2) Alicia Ashley, his sister, was the world boxing champion 3) Devon Ashley, his brother, was the world kickboxing champion To say that Maurice Ashley comes from a family of overachievers is the understatement of this young century! Not bat for a Jamaican immigrant that got to the US only after his 12th birthday. Maurice Ashley is a wonderful chess commentator. I have watched countless tournaments with him as one of the commentators. He is always making very inciteful and witty remarks. He is also a successful book writer and has been the organizer of the "Millionaire Chess Open" tournament which has had 3 instalments.

  • Elias Barbosa

    Elias Barbosa

    26 dögum síðan

    @Sarah Meyers, it was my pleasure. It is pretty obvious that I am one of his fans! 😊 He is an example to all of us.

  • Sarah Meyers

    Sarah Meyers

    26 dögum síðan

    Thanks for that extra info!

  • 4lliz in Wonderland
    4lliz in Wonderland28 dögum síðan


  • Gabby Mclovin
    Gabby Mclovin28 dögum síðan

    Daily show back in studio!!!!

  • del Fuego
    del Fuego29 dögum síðan

    Look at that head... dude must have mental powers...

  • Joseph Davenport
    Joseph Davenport29 dögum síðan

    It looks like his brain has muscles.

  • Isbarhub
    Isbarhub29 dögum síðan

    From the moment I saw the thumbnail: BIG BRAIN!!!! was what I thought.

  • Ruben yoshi
    Ruben yoshi29 dögum síðan

    Big brain time moment

  • Alicson K
    Alicson K29 dögum síðan

    I'm very unhappy with the lack of proper date on this post. Totally fine to rebroadcast old content, however there should be a clear date in the description for CONTEXT. Always.

  • Data Viz is Sexy
    Data Viz is Sexy29 dögum síðan

    He literally stores every information in his head.

  • Isabelle Grayson
    Isabelle Grayson29 dögum síðan

    Ooooh! He did his homework on Trevor. “How the turntables.”

  • Tanya Walters
    Tanya Walters29 dögum síðan

    He learns his opponent so he can intisipate their next move and beat them

  • Tanya Walters
    Tanya Walters29 dögum síðan

    Lol it is a horsey...knight. I learned a little bit of ches in high school but I don't remember squat now. I would be learning all over again

  • Grey Ang
    Grey Ang29 dögum síðan

    This guy is 51 years old?! Damn black don't crack

  • gnik droy
    gnik droy29 dögum síðan

    2:47 The would probably say "I mated your sister last night". Maurice here making content family friendly.

  • MAGIC ART by sayee bankhele
    MAGIC ART by sayee bankhele29 dögum síðan

    Watch my art🎨

  • Zaid Sheikh
    Zaid Sheikh29 dögum síðan

    The real life Beth Harmon is Anna Rudolf

  • dana madeleine ermita
    dana madeleine ermita29 dögum síðan

    Wait... is he back in the studio? Is the afro gone? 😲

  • Jake PK Rio
    Jake PK Rio29 dögum síðan

    This dude got so tired of the British palace guard bearskin hat jokes back when he had a 'fro, he shaved his head. Not such a good idea i think.

  • justin davis
    justin davis29 dögum síðan

    That thumbnail makes him look like the love child between Frieza and James Harrison 😂

  • Onesixcruz
    Onesixcruz29 dögum síðan

    Aliens live among us.. This guy doesn't have dreams He has movies.

  • Christopher Fiore
    Christopher Fiore29 dögum síðan

    Not THIS President. Maybe get our now "controversial" (plain vanilla) President elect, to put in a good summer camp honing some skills of the game getting into the strategies of the minds vying against him.

  • ItsKevPlay s
    ItsKevPlay s29 dögum síðan

    Man. I just wanna see what happend to this guy. He havent posted in many years

  • Martin Wettig
    Martin Wettig29 dögum síðan

    Thanks for having him on the show, he's so cool.

  • Fauler Perfektionist
    Fauler Perfektionist29 dögum síðan

    "Interesting. So we need to teach the President how to play chess is what you're saying." I don't know, Trevor. I'm pretty sure he can't possibly pick it up in the month he has left in office.

  • Fauler Perfektionist
    Fauler Perfektionist29 dögum síðan

    "First of all, chess _is_ cool." Ooh. Checkmate, Trevor. The man is a chess, grandmaster. That means you've got to think at least four moves ahead when dealing with him.

    HARSHAVARDHAN J29 dögum síðan

    Gotham fans 👇

  • Player JX1
    Player JX129 dögum síðan

    His forehead looks like Confucius’ forehead

  • Javier Fernandez
    Javier Fernandez29 dögum síðan

    Sleigh bells ring. Butter chruning. A little flower might be burning. Now is the time. Bite the butter and fly. This is cannabutter Christmas time. This is cannabutter Christmas tiiime!

  • Richard Walker
    Richard Walker29 dögum síðan

    Great wrap-up.

  • thebestnumber1
    thebestnumber129 dögum síðan

    Dude looks like Frieza. Also he toots his horn a little too much. As far as grandmasters go, he is bottom of the barrel.

  • quest 77051
    quest 7705129 dögum síðan

    dude is an epic grandmaster. i've watch him play.

  • IvoTV
    IvoTV29 dögum síðan

    I was really thinking in googling: Black Chess grandmaster after watching that netflix show

  • Nicson Flores
    Nicson Flores29 dögum síðan

    First step is to train with the janitor in the basement.

  • Cryptocoin Kiwi
    Cryptocoin Kiwi29 dögum síðan

    That's gonna be really hard man!

  • jcspider
    jcspider29 dögum síðan

    From the fellow's wiki page: Maurice Ashley (born March 6, 1966) is a Jamaican-American chess grandmaster, author, and commentator. In 1999 he earned the grandmaster title (GM), making him the first black person to attain the title of grandmaster. Ashley is well known as a commentator for high-profile chess events. He also spent many years teaching chess. On April 13, 2016, Ashley was inducted into the US Chess Hall of Fame. Maurice's sister is world boxing champion Alicia Ashley and his brother is former world kickboxing champion Devon Ashley.

  • jcspider


    16 dögum síðan

    @Jacob Potischman Well, sir, in case anyone else had been curious for more information on this very interesting person, I shared a snippet of what I read on his wiki page.

  • Jacob Potischman

    Jacob Potischman

    16 dögum síðan


  • why not
    why not29 dögum síðan

    everyone should know the mind of your adversary💯

  • Michael Lochlann
    Michael Lochlann29 dögum síðan

    Trump loses at chess "THIS GAME IS RIGGED!!"

  • Coos Oorlog
    Coos Oorlog29 dögum síðan

    this is from Nov 20, 2018

  • brook Parsons
    brook Parsons29 dögum síðan

    This Guy looks Like a smoother Headed Klingon!! No Wonder They Good in ♟️ Chess!! Just so You know the Queen Always Winz and Playing with A Piece 🧩 ♟️ Than the Game Of Life"!". It is very different :) Great Job Tho'🥰👌☝️

  • Michael Clark
    Michael Clark29 dögum síðan

    Trevor Noah: “So, we need to teach the president how to play chess?” Maurice Ashley: “That’s going to be really hard man!” 🤣🤣🤣

  • Jonathan Bush

    Jonathan Bush

    29 dögum síðan

    Trump would lose the first game and then would refuse to continue, insisting he won.

  • J K

    J K

    29 dögum síðan

    The GOP establishment said no stimulus for our economy... that is, until they got a socialized booze cruise.

  • JammastaJ23
    JammastaJ2329 dögum síðan

    Hikaru or caruana would be interesting interviews. As would Magnus.

  • Vstro
    Vstro29 dögum síðan

    Chess Headmaster or Grandmaster >_>

  • TyroG
    TyroG29 dögum síðan

    Two word : Mega and Mind!

  • Juan Gonzalez
    Juan Gonzalez29 dögum síðan

    Mega mind lmaoo

  • Ray
    Ray29 dögum síðan

    Isn’t this an old episode from like months ago?

  • D M
    D M29 dögum síðan

    Damn, my man has a large....mind. No wonder he destroys at chess. I wonder if he has telekinetic powers.

  • Renee Brutvan
    Renee Brutvan29 dögum síðan

    Waiting for Bobby Fischer - one of my faaaavorite movies.

  • Elias Barbosa

    Elias Barbosa

    28 dögum síðan

    Do you mean "Searching for Bobby Fischer"?

  • Iron Fan
    Iron Fan29 dögum síðan

    I like Maurice. He should be on TDS a lot more.

  • Subby
    Subby29 dögum síðan


  • Iron Fan
    Iron Fan29 dögum síðan

    Look man, I know Checkers. Chess aint for dis boy. 😂

  • Andethidial bubabibub
    Andethidial bubabibub29 dögum síðan

    Is this a human xD? Doesn't look like it

  • justin castillo
    justin castillo29 dögum síðan

    For those that think Donald plays #4DimensionalChess or #3DChess.

  • Peter
    Peter29 dögum síðan

    OMG he is not human!

  • bai li
    bai li29 dögum síðan


  • Bombakugel
    Bombakugel29 dögum síðan

    Big brain time

  • A B
    A B29 dögum síðan

    He must have ALL the answers

  • Nikola Maksimovic
    Nikola Maksimovic29 dögum síðan

    Play ches like a pro! check out big sale !

  • Jack Jones
    Jack Jones29 dögum síðan

    Here are some verifiable facts on the election fraud that just occurred in 2020: there are 212 million registered voters in the United States; 66.2% of those registered voters cast ballots in the 2020 election (per WashingtonPost) which equals 140.34 million people voting in 2020; Trump received 74 million votes; that leaves 66.3 million votes for Biden....So how did Biden get 81 million votes? That's IMPOSSIBLE!!

  • Jacob Potischman

    Jacob Potischman

    16 dögum síðan

    @Jack Jones I’m not going to read a 270 page report from someone’s Google Drive. Send me a verifiable link to an official website with this “data,” and I’ll look at it. CISA and the DOJ both said the election was free, fair, and secure. And again, you not liking Biden has nothing to do with whether there was fraud. Again, not even Trump’s OWN LAWYERS are making these claims. Why are you so desperate to buy this bullshit?

  • Jack Jones

    Jack Jones

    16 dögum síðan

    @Jacob Potischman I left you a link to a 270 page report from a governmental branch that will serves as the basis to question the election's integrity, although you are very aware of the election fraud (unless you are a tinfoil hat wearing moron).... The SCOTUS wants nothing to do with the presidential election. Biden is a segregationist who wrote the "Super Predator" laws aimed at minorities. Biden has an extensive history of corruption and using Institutionalized Oppression and Systematic Racism against THE PEOPLE!

  • Jacob Potischman

    Jacob Potischman

    16 dögum síðan

    @Jack Jones Genius, you can't use "there is no way he got more votes than Trump" as evidence that he didn't get more votes than Trump. That's meaningless circular logic. I hate Trump with a fiery passion and don't understand how anyone can like him. Does that mean I can declare that he didn't get dozens of millions of votes? Secondly, how come Trump's own lawyers are making vastly smaller claims than Trump himself in court? Maybe because they're under oath in court? And how come he's lost 60 of 61 court cases, mostly under conservative judges, many of which are Trump-appointed, including three SCOTUS justices who, along with the rest of the court, stated unanimously that there was no basis for the lawsuit. Take a hint.

  • Jack Jones

    Jack Jones

    16 dögum síðan

    @Jacob Potischman That all would work out fine and well if it weren't for the fact that Biden has the appeal of horse excrement, even people who actually voted for him do not really like him, and there is no way he got more votes than Trump, Obama or any other candidate in history. Also, we have many accounts of election fraud running the gamut of all ways possible to commit fraud. The link below is the 270 page report released this weekend by the Trump legal team that spells out the facts on election fraud. Please take your time and observe all itemized findings and respond with your rebuttal-

  • Jacob Potischman

    Jacob Potischman

    16 dögum síðan

    And the WP article specifically says 66.2% of VOTING-ELIGIBLE POPULATION. There are 255,000,000 people of voting age. 66.3% of that is 165,750,000 people. Knock off ten million felons and undocumenteds, and the math checks out. How are you so bad at this?

  • Thomas King
    Thomas King29 dögum síðan

    He’s back in the studio?

  • Cybr Friends
    Cybr Friends29 dögum síðan

    big brain time

  • Noel Nunez
    Noel Nunez29 dögum síðan

    Son look like a black frieza

  • ONEWITHIN1 Chava
    ONEWITHIN1 Chava29 dögum síðan

    That’s what they are playing with our lives currently is chess

  • Drew Goodman
    Drew Goodman29 dögum síðan

    Ah man, I thought Trevor was going to make it through an entire 5mins without a cheap laugh about President Trump, guess not. We will have to wait another 4 years for that....

  • Gareth Amery

    Gareth Amery

    28 dögum síðan

    @Drew Goodman Ah...I thought you were misinformed, now I see you cannot even click on a link...I strongly suggest you reflect on why you feel the need to project everything in terms of `liberal saviors' or `my Christ come again as Trump'...reality is nuanced my friend...and Trevor is funny...

  • Drew Goodman

    Drew Goodman

    28 dögum síðan

    @Gareth Amery example does not exist of Trevor being funny, he only has a job because he checks boxes and is willing to blast anyone that the liberal saviors tell him to. Trevor is no better than a ventriloquist dummy.

  • Gareth Amery

    Gareth Amery

    29 dögum síðan

    @Drew Goodman PS...not hard to find: page one when googling Trevor Noah

  • Gareth Amery

    Gareth Amery

    29 dögum síðan

    @Drew Goodman PS...not hard to find: page one when googling Trevor Noah

  • Gareth Amery

    Gareth Amery

    29 dögum síðan

    @Drew Goodman It is topical humour, which is what the Daily Show has ALWAYS been about...anyway, here are a couple of links of Trevor being funny and even (shock, horror the narrative doesn't fit) un-PC without mentioning Trump: I get that you are sensitive about Trump being the butt of jokes...get over it, can't you remember all the jokes about Obama etc...

  • Sayan Nayak
    Sayan Nayak29 dögum síðan

    Y is this being uploaded now ?

  • ascvb3
    ascvb329 dögum síðan

    For some reason, I liked the original show much more than the social distancing show. The interviews felt more engaging and insightful, and call me crazy, but it also seems like Trevor was funnier? Maybe it's the inability to do crowd work. You also don't have those spur of the moment things like Trevor commenting on Maurice's arms.

  • Borys Lebeda
    Borys Lebeda29 dögum síðan

    I wish Trevor let Maurice to roast a little bit gameplay in TV Series, from another hand it won't be so funny to people who do not play chess...

  • PatronusHelice
    PatronusHelice29 dögum síðan

    I would be a chess grandmaster myself, if I´d be an Alien/Human hybrid and had a brain twice the size of a normal human.... to me that´s cheating

  • ToughAncientSpark
    ToughAncientSpark29 dögum síðan

    You want to take chess to the next level? Play GO.

  • hydrolife tech
    hydrolife tech29 dögum síðan

    Everyone should give the video a like just for the perfect handshake at the end

  • jashard wallington
    jashard wallington29 dögum síðan

    One of my things is to relearn how to play chess and checkers

  • Phil Scott
    Phil Scott29 dögum síðan

    Sorry. I just gotta say it: That guy's got a tall forehead. Like the Rigel 7 aliens in the Star Trek pilot.

  • baddest 1
    baddest 129 dögum síðan

    That's a smooth interview by maurice

  • Sydney Bredenkamp
    Sydney Bredenkamp29 dögum síðan


  • U P
    U PMánuði síðan

    Love the chess trash talking! "...I played chess with your sister last night". Hilarious!!!!!!!

  • Jessica Brown
    Jessica BrownMánuði síðan

    I loved that series

  • Rosalinda Desrochers
    Rosalinda DesrochersMánuði síðan

    That's a big noggin.

  • tome57a
    tome57aMánuði síðan

    I credit Trevor for having GM Maurice Ashley on at all, even if it is rebroadcast here just as a reaction to the popularity of The Queen's Gambit. I wish that Trevor been more serious at the beginning instead of pandering to the audience for laughs, but Ashley handled it well. In the U.S. chess community, Ashley is well known as a commentator, specializing in bridging the gap between computer engine evaluations and real over-the-board play, and his background and title give him plenty of street cred (there's a great video of him out-hustling a street chess hustler in NYC). He's not a world-class competitor, but I think he's okay with that. He interviews world-class players and those interviews can be pretty fun.

  • Imaniconnie


    28 dögum síðan

    Dope comment. Free that sentiment, felt the same about this jokes in the beginning. I look forward to looking Maurice Ashley up! ♛

  • tome57a


    28 dögum síðan

    @Jeremiah Bullfrog Yeah, the video title was a bit misleading, but I suppose they decided to use it to draw in fans of the series.

  • quest 77051

    quest 77051

    29 dögum síðan

    i saw the video of him out hustling the street chess hustler that tried to cheat lolol. it was epic.

    MLG GAMERMánuði síðan

    I wonder how the championships have been affected by the pandemic?

  • Tim Liu
    Tim LiuMánuði síðan

    Maurice: Checkmate Trevor: Check Chess players: LOL what?

  • Pete Butler
    Pete ButlerMánuði síðan

    That’s not a’s an 8-head! Go on bruh, getcho think on!! That’s Lex Luther right therrrrr!

  • MoreAmerican
    MoreAmericanMánuði síðan

    4:20 lessons

  • King Khan
    King KhanMánuði síðan

    I'm craving some milk duds for some reason.

  • Ras Adam
    Ras AdamMánuði síðan

    "Damn you people ( black ppl ). Y'all taking over ! everything from white ppl . Swim white people swim. As soon they heat that swimming pool we're taking over that too. " -unkown comedian.

  • MoreAmerican
    MoreAmericanMánuði síðan

    I have his chess tutorial app. It’s awesome!