ESP 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

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Chess Strategy: Play Like a Pro in Splash Fall 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!)


Bughouse Chess: Chess with a Twist in Splash Fall 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!).


Chess Strategy: Play Like a Pro in Splash Spring 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!)


Bughouse Chess: Chess with a Twist in Splash Spring 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!).


Chess Strategy: Play Like a Pro in Splash Fall 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!)


Bughouse Chess: Chess with a Twist in Splash Fall 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!).