Moses Kawuma makes FIDE Master!

Uganda’s Moses Kawuma has been awarded the title of FIDE Master based on the strength of his Olympiad result. Kawuma scored 9/10 in the 2008 Olympiad to tally the highest win percentage in the open section. The Ugandan team had to forfeit two boards due to visa problems and both Moses and Stephen Kawuma performed admirably.

Shadrack Kantinti played the final two rounds after clearing visa problems. The earning of the title provides some solace from a tournament mired in controversy. The London-based brothers were in Uganda competing in the Mulago Open which Moses dutifully won.

Moses Kawuma (near right) playing against British Virgin Island’s Christopher Art. Kawuma scored 9/10 for the highest winning percentage in the open section. Steven Kawuma plays the legendary Bill Hook. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Moses Kawuma (near right) playing against British Virgin Island’s Christopher Art. Kawuma scored 9/10 for the highest winning percentage in the open section. Stephen Kawuma plays the legendary Bill Hook. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

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Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

5 Comments

  1. Congrats Moses. You deserved it. Keep on aiming for greater things and with application and determination nothing and no one can stop you!

    Nuff respect from Jamaica.

    Ian Wilkinson

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