The Bloodgood Gambit

Quick, sleazy, & cheap: a former Virginia death row inmate lied and scammed his way to the top of the chess world

Claude Bloodgood, 2000

CLAUDE FRIZZELL BLOODGOOD III (aka Klaus Frizzel Bluttgutt III) appeared gaunt, pale, and exhausted in 2000 as he sat in a wheelchair at Powhatan Correctional Facility, chatting with a Washington Post reporter about the death penalty in…

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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

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Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.