Phiona Mutesi Biography
(One of the First Titled Female Players in Ugandan Chess History)
Birthday: January 6, 1996 (Capricorn)
Born In: Kampala, Uganda
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.