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Orrin “Checkmate” HudsonOrrin “Checkmate” Hudson a former, small time crook, gang member, state trooper, Air Force veteran, and world renowned chess champion. #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of One Move at a Time, How to Win at Chess and Life. A captivating speaker. Hudson founded Be Someone Inc. a successful non-profit that highlighted a leadership skills development program that helped students nationwide win in life using the game of chess. He coached DeKalb county students to victory in a statewide championship. Mentored Atlanta public school students and captured 3 city-wide chess championships. Hudson received numerous awards including the National Self-Esteem Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Award, and The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. Hudson appeared nationally on the cover of magazines, including: the world largest chess magazine Chess Life , Good Morning America, CBS Early Morning Show, CNN, FOX & Friends, People Magazine, USA Today, and Essence Magazine, Sports Illustrated for Teens, Jet Magazine, Black Enterprise and Time Magazine for Kids. He trained over 55,000 students. Hudson’s ultimate vision is to see 1,000,000 “at risk “students “Get Their Heads-Up!!, Pant-Up! and Grades-UP! and most of all to “Never Give Up! – No Matter What!”

Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, Motivational Speaker and Master Strategist
949 Stephenson Road — Stone Mountain, GA 30087