Hugh Patterson

Hugh Patterson

Hugh Patterson

For thirty years, Hugh Thomas Patterson was the guitarist for a number of San Francisco punk, ska and reggae bands including No Alternative and The Offs. On the road, he played a lot of chess with his band mates. Upon semi retiring from playing music full time, he was invited to teach a chess class. He fell in love with teaching chess and now teaches in 10 different San Francisco/Bay Area schools. He also teaches chess to at-risk youth. Since his entire life revolves around chess, his hobbies are limited but include bird watching, microscopy and creative writing.

Hugh is too modest to present one of his own games but sent in the game that got him interested in chess together with some notes. To contact Hugh please use the form at the bottom of the page.

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