Uganda

  • Mutesi graces cover of Chess Life

    Perhaps the cover of Phiona Mutesi gives a compelling picture of how chess serves as a universal agent for social change. Jamaal Abdul-Alim recounts Mutesi’s story from Tim Crother’s stirring book titled, “The Queen of Katwe”. It describes the hardships of a slum in Uganda and her chess journey. The…

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  • Phiona Mutesi: The Queen of Katwe

    In a chess world where players are obsessed with the exploits of Magnus Carlsen or the latest intricacies of the Sicilian Najdorf stands Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan player of very humble beginnings and one whom most have never heard of. Normally a story like hers would not get any mention…

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  • The Battle for “Migingo”

    Report submitted by Kim Bhari, Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club.Event photos by Kim Bhari. Migingo Island is situated in the middle of Lake Victoria. For decades, this fishing village has been famous for a dispute between Kenya and Uganda over who owns sovereignty. Nairobi Chess Club continues to make waves…

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  • Kenya-Uganda chess clash!!

    UG: Ugandan Team Set for Showdown with KenyansKE: NCC Simbas Roar Ahead of Historic Match Versus Ugandan Side Posted on 10 February 2012 (Press release courtesy of Nairobi Chess Club) Kenya’s best chess players take on an elite Ugandan side this weekend in an event dubbed “Battle for Migingo”. The…

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  • Emojong to raise Ugandan flag at zonals

    The Uganda Chess Federation has confirmed sending 2011 East Africa Chess Champion, Elijah Emojong to represent the country at the Zone 4.2 Africa Chess Championship to be held in Khartoum, Sudan from 19th to 29th May 2011. Elijah Emojong Zone 4.2 also comprises of chess power-house Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya,…

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  • Ugandans set for 4.2 Zonal in Sudan

    Sudan are the surprise hosts for the internationally rated Zone 4.2 Africa Chess Championship scheduled for 19th to 29th May 2011 in Khartoum. Uganda is part of FIDE’s Zone 4.2, which also comprises of Sudan, chess power house Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Djibouti, Mauritius and Seychelles among others. Each country…

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  • Uganda hosts Zabasajja Memorial

    OVER 50 SIGNED UP FOR ZABASAJJA MEMORIAL RAPID

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  • Uganda elects 2011-2012 Officers

    Vianney LuggyaChairman of Uganda Chess Federation Aviation Chess Club’s Vianney Luggya has been voted into office as the new Chairman of the Uganda Chess Federation following an election held at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 29th January 2010 at the National Council of Sports Headquarters in Lugogo.…

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  • Mutesi’s trek to Siberia

    There was a very interesting story written by Tim Crowther on Phiona Mutesi, a chess player from Uganda. ESPN The Magazine feature the 14-year old player from a small Ugandan town of Katwe. It is an intriguing story showing how she came to learn the game of chess and her…

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  • Chess Events for East Africa

    Paras Gudka has announced the launching of a website that covers east African chess activities. “Chess Events EAC” will announce scheduled events in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, but also has a function for events outside the East African Community (EAC). The site will also have historic reports, games,…

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