Watch Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley Slam-Dunk A NYC Trash Talker

Although chess isn’t as visually entertaining as the more physical sports, there’s still an undercurrent of mind games that make it an enjoyable battle of wits.

In the hangout parks of downtown New York, trash talking comes standard – as you are about to witness. But when a master of chat comes up against a Master of Chess, the result is embarrassing for the former.

Verified professional Maurice Ashley makes short work of the old timer and in a humorous attempt to uphold his pride, the NYC local forfeits before an official loss can be recorded. Shortly after, Ashley is recognised by the hustler and he realises it might just be OK to lose to one of the world’s best.

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