Splash Biography



JOHN HUGHES, Cornell sophomore studying Computer Science




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a current sophomore Computer Science major interested in developing technology that people enjoy and find useful, particularly iOS apps. I have been playing chess for about 10 years and have been competing nationally and internationally almost the entire time. I love the game, have taught it for four years and look forward to continuing to do so with Splash!



Past Classes

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?262: Chess Strategy: Play Like a Pro in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 05, 2016 - Apr. 29, 2017)
Learn the fundamentals of chess strategy from one of the Nation's best chess players! We'll cover middle-game strategy, calculation and puzzles, and tips for continuing to improve (and have fun while you're doing it!)


?263: Bughouse Chess: Chess with a Twist in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 05, 2016 - Apr. 29, 2017)
Bughouse is a crazy, fun twist on chess for two teams of two where every piece you take can be used by your partner anywhere on their board! Learn from a pro and watch the pieces fly(literally!).


?233: Chess Strategy: Play Like a Pro in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 23, 2016)
Learn the fundamentals of chess strategy from one of the Nation's best chess players! We'll cover middle-game strategy, calculation and puzzles, and tips for continuing to improve (and have fun while you're doing it!)


?234: Bughouse Chess: Chess with a Twist in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 23, 2016)
Bughouse is a crazy, fun twist on chess for two teams of two where every piece you take can be used by your partner anywhere on their board! Learn from a pro and watch the pieces fly(literally!).


?188: Chess Strategy: Play Like a Pro in Splash Fall 2015 (Oct. 24, 2015)
Learn the fundamentals of chess strategy from one of the Nation's best chess players! We'll cover middle-game strategy, calculation and puzzles, and tips for continuing to improve (and have fun while you're doing it!)


?190: Bughouse Chess: Chess with a Twist in Splash Fall 2015 (Oct. 24, 2015)
Bughouse is a crazy, fun twist on chess for two teams of two where every piece you take can be used by your partner anywhere on their board! Learn from a pro and watch the pieces fly(literally!).