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Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson

Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
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Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson was watching the news one night in 2000 when he saw a story about seven employees who were shot execution style for $2,000 from the cash register. That’s when he realized that evil prevails when good people do nothing.

Orrin sold his business and founded the movement, Be Someone, to teach positive values to inner-city kids – the focus, discipline, and patience required in the game of chess. As a former law enforcement officer, Orrin believes that prevention is better than detention, and the new currency on the planet is KASH – K for Knowledge, A for Attitude, S for Skills, and H for Habits. KASH is king. Once you get it, no one can take it away.

He’s helped over 30,000 kids develop the practical skills and techniques to overcome obstacles in life, illustrated through the best and most complete intellectual visual aid, the chessboard.