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Phiona Mutesi

Chess Player
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Kampala, Uganda
Country: Ugandan
Education: Universal Junior School, St. Mbuga Vocational School, Northwest University

Phiona Mutesi was born in Kampala, Uganda, Ugandan, is Chess Player. Phiona Mutesi is a Ugandan chess player. Born in one of the largest slums in Kampala, she is the three-time winner of Ugandan Women's Junior Chess Championship and is one of the first titled lady chess players of Uganda. Mutesi has represented her nation at four chess Olympiads including the 41st Chess Olympiad and 42nd Chess Olympiad. Today, this young chess star has become an inspiration for several people who dream of becoming a chess player. Mutesi, who had spent her early childhood days in utter poverty, is adored not just because of her chess playing techniques but also because of her sheer dedication towards her game. She is one of the top chess players of Uganda who have a massive fan following all across the nation. Mutesi is also the subject of Tim Crothers’ book titled ‘The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster,’ as well as its film adaption.


After this, Mutesi once again represented Uganda at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in 2016


A year later, she represented her country at the 41st Chess Olympiad in 2014


In 2013, the Ugandan chess star played in Uganda’s National Junior Chess Championship once again and reached the finals


Mutesi became the first Ugandan woman chess player to win Open Category of National Junior Chess Championship in 2012


In 2010, Phiona Mutesi played at the 39th Chess Olympiad in Russia, appearing in six rounds on board 2 as well as one round on board 1

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