Limited Edition All Black Chessboard Signed by Maurice Ashley, Jay-Z, RZA, Carmelo Anthony and Chaka Zulu
The 14" x 14" board is made from a beautiful matte black stone, composed of natural minerals and high-resistance resins. It has been signed by the first Black grandmaster in chess, Maurice Ashley, as well as some of the most influential voices in culture who share a deep love of the game: Jay-Z, RZA, Carmelo Anthony and Chaka Zulu.
Detail work on the board design and lettering, both on the front and back, was done by CNC router, ensuring the integrity of the all-black nature of the board. Beveled edges give the board a more elegant and refined look, and aid in portability as well. The rule change, engraved in stone, faces each player, front and center. In addition, the winning bidder will receive a set of traditional black and white chess pieces that complement the design of the Black Goes First board. Thoughtfully designed to be a statement piece, in every sense of the word.
All proceeds from the auction go to support the Detroit City Chess Club.
*THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED*