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Make Every Move Count....Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson

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Orrin is a two time World Open Speed Chess Champion and author of One Move at a Time

The seventh of 13 children, Hudson grew up in public housing in Birmingham, AL, finding himself in and out of foster care. With the help of his English teacher, he began to understand life through a chessboard. It was there that Orrin realized that every move he made has consequences and in order to improve in the game and in life, he has to make better choices.

Chess helped Mr. Hudson to improve his focus and helped him develop analytical thinking skills needed to make winning moves. He went on to win the Birmingham City Chess Championship (1999 and 2000), despite being the lowest ranking player in the tournament on both occasions.

As founder of Be Someone, Orrin now travels the country sharing his life story and the art of focus and decision making through the game of chess. 

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