By Martha Nakimuli
Uganda’s young Chess Player Phiona Mutesi will compete with Bill Gates one of the richest people in the world.On a date Uganda Picks is yet to establish ,young Phiona Mutesi will share a table with Bill Gates to show her Chess skills.
Reacting to the news on Monday ,Mutesi said that she will use the opportunity to play with Bill Gates to explain the challenges young Chess players face in Uganda.
Phiona Mutesi is a Ugandan chess player. She grew up in the Ugandan slum of Katwe.At the age of nine Phiona started learning Chess a the Sports Outreach Institute.
In 2010 she played on board 2 for Uganda at the 39th Chess Olympiad and in 2011 she was a three-time Women’s Junior Champion of Uganda.
In 2012, Phiona and Ivy Amoko earned Woman Candidate Master (WCM) titles as a result of their performances at the 40th Chess Olympiad, making them the first titled female players in Ugandan chess history.
In 2013 she is set to face world billionaire Bill Gates .
Meanwhile ,Bill Gates is an American programmer, inventor, business magnate and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.
He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people.As of 2013 ,Bill Gates took the 2nd position .Bill Gates also loves playing Chess.