In today’s podcast we feature an interview with Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson. Orrin is a chess champion who is using the game to teach young people to be winners not losers, givers, not takers. He will tell you that chess saved his life when he was a young fellow in Birmingham, and he decided one day to pay his teacher back by teaching other kids headed down the wrong path. He is founder of the non-profit organization, Be Someone Inc. and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of One Move at a Time, How to Win at Chess and Life.
How To Win At Chess & At Life
Orrin C. Hudson
Our guest has been Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, a very interesting fellow from Stone Mountain, GA who is making a difference by teaching young people – many of them at risk – how to Be Someone by learning and following the principles of chess there are consequences for every action and brain power trumps bullet power any day. Learn more about how you can get involved at www.BeSomeone.org
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Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson is a former state trooper, Air Force veteran, two-time Birmingham, AL chess champion and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of One Move at a Time, How to Win at Chess and Life. Mr. Hudson has instructed and helped more than 88,000 students on his way to his goal of inspiring and uplifting 1 million youth through his mentoring program, which teaches to choose peace instead of violence, brains before bullets, and to think it out, don't shoot it out. Mr. Hudson is the recipient of numerous leadership awards including the The George H. W. Bush Point of Light award, the DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis Community Hero Award; the Martin Luther King Jr. Award; and the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award. His work has been featured nationally on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Tavis Smiley Show; Good Morning America; CBS Early Morning Show; CNN; CNN Headline News; CNN American Stories; FOX & Friends. Additionally, Orrin Hudson has been featured in several national publications including People; USA Today; Essence; Sports Illustrated for Teens; Jet; Black Enterprise and Time for Kids.
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