Orrin 'Checkmate' Hudson
Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson is a chess champion, mentor and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of One Move at a Time, How to Win at Chess and Life. He founded Be Someone, Inc., a mentoring organization that has helped thousands of youths across the country. As a strategist, inspirational speaker and mentor, through Be Somone, Inc., Hudson has created a successful youth development program that helps young people learn to win through the game of chess. He has coached DeKalb County students to win a statewide chess championship and Atlanta Public School students to win three city-wide chess championships. He is the recipient of numerous leadership awards including the Martin Luther King Jr. Award and The FBI Directors Community Leadership Award. His work has been featured nationally on the front cover of Chess Life (December 2015); Good Morning America; CBS Early Morning Show; CNN; CNN Headline News; CNN American Stories; FOX & Friends; People; USA Today; Essence; Sports Illustrated for Teens.