Daily Fluff: Dog earns ‘grandmaster’ status in chess championship

Hudson defeated 15 consecutive opponents in an international tournament.

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Published Jan 8, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 4:06 am CDT

A German Shepherd named Hudson has defeated 15 consecutive opponents in an international chess tournament to become the World Chess Federation’s latest Grandmaster.

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“It was touch-and-go against that one French guy,” says chess fan and avid tournament watcher Gary Swoope. “But Hudson has a killer endgame. He turned the tables pretty quickly with some reciprocal zugzwang, then bam! Checkmate!”

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*First Published: Jan 8, 2013, 10:25 am CST