Originally posted by tonytiger41Thats enough underdogs.
"PHIONA MUTESI IS the ultimate underdog. To be African is to be an underdog in the world. To be Ugandan is to be an underdog in Africa. To be from Katwe is to be an underdog in Uganda. And finally, to be female is to be an underdog in Katwe."
Originally posted by danilopYeah, When I broke 1600 nobody gave a crap. Now that I am back under 1600 nobody still gives a crap.
Calling her a "chess prodigy" or a "player to watch" isn't really accurate. Some editors have the bad habit of exaggerating a perfectly fine story for the sake of a better headline.
I think this is the most appropriate piece on that subject:
"Phiona's present playing sta ...[text shortened]... ll fine, as long as you make sure that no clueless journalist calls you a chess genius.
Originally posted by RJHindsPerhaps this was said in jest, still your constant craving for attention is quite sad. This thread is about a Ugandan girl chess player and your self-serving remark has no place in it. Don't be surprised then that most posters dislike you...
Yeah, When I broke 1600 nobody gave a crap. Now that I am back under 1600 nobody still gives a crap.
Originally posted by Fat LadyWell I wouldn't mind having a 2000+ FIDE rating. Besides, she is only 16 NOW. She will undoubtedly get higher class coaches now with that publicity.
Her chess is better than it was at the last olympiad, when she was little more than a beginner, but she's still a very weak player and I don't really see how building her up to be anything else is going to help her.
Originally posted by sonhouseUnless I'm missing something, her FIDE rating is just less than 1700:
Well I wouldn't mind having a 2000+ FIDE rating. Besides, she is only 16 NOW. She will undoubtedly get higher class coaches now with that publicity.
I wouldn't be surprised if she kicked YOUR butt.
Originally posted by Fat LadyWho gives a crap?
Unless I'm missing something, her FIDE rating is just less than 1700:
which seems about right, judging by her recent games. Also, her estimated age is 19, not 16.
She certainly wouldn't kick my butt in a chess match, I am a far stronger player than her. But that's beside the point, apparently she's one ...[text shortened]... 't imagine there's much call for that in Uganda, unless it's sponsored by the government.