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Afro-Americans star on World Chess Day

09 Oct 2020

To celebrate World Chess Day this Saturday, Hennessy V.S. and Chess.com present a show match between hip-hoppers Wu Tang Clan and Maurice Ashley. The first African-American to get the GM title is the face of a chess-themed campaign by the spirit producer. He is constantly misrepresented by the partners and in all media as the first ever black grandmaster. That honour really belongs to Román Hernández Onna from Cuba who became a grandmaster 21 years earlier than Ashley.