From Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m

At Zoom (https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/83403106109)

Playing chess is a healthy and peaceful pastime for senior citizens and children. Orrin C. Hudson has come up with exciting training options to help them learn the game and thoroughly enjoy the experience. Hudson, who is widely known and respected for his extraordinary chess skills, is now offering free online chess lessons for senior citizens and children. He has crafted the opportunity where participants can maximize their enjoyment while learning how to play or improving their current skills. Hudson says learning and playing the game is a "quest for peace and hope."  He explains the program he has developed for seniors and children includes understanding how chess leads to a feeling of personal peace, confidence, and increased intellect. 

Hudson's work through his "Be Someone" non-profit has earned him both national and international popularity. But he is both happy and excited to be offering this free opportunity to local citizens. Hudson's presentations promise to be both fun and instructional.

What Participants will Learn:

  • A general overview of the game of Chess and how to play.
  • The subtleties of chess.
  • The different styles of chess playing.
  • The different ways to master control of the game board.

Spending sufficient time practicing playing chess is important. Participants are encouraged to practice in between the Zoom sessions.

Upcoming Training Offerings

Get Some Brain Exercise by Learning the Game of Chess

Senior Citizen Chess Training April 20 - May 27

*Chess Tournament on Thursday May 27th

If you consider yourself a "senior citizen" and have an interest in chess, there are options now to learn the game from a local champion. For older folks, playing chess is not only fun but provides important benefits. According to Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, founder and current CEO of DeKalb-based Be Someone Inc., chess offers perfect intellectual exercise time, what he calls, "brain exercise." Each session is 50 minutes and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 1 p.m. until the class ends. The training will wrap up with a fun chess tournament on Thursday, May 27th.

To register for the class which is being made possible by DeKalb County Lou Walker Senior Center:

Zoom link  for seniors  https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/83403106109