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Chess team to face international GMs

By Agatha Mutebi

Added 18th March 2016 07:32 PM

FIDE seminar is also doubling as a training session for the National team players ahead of the Olympiad championships.

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FIDE seminar is also doubling as a training session for the National team players ahead of the Olympiad championships.

The 2016 chess national team that was selected last month during the Olympiad qualifiers will play against international GMs and IMs in a bid to better their skills, ahead of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad Championships scheduled for September in Baku, Azerbaijan.

According to the head of Chess in schools, Vianney Mukalazi, the FIDE seminar that started in Kampala, is also doubling as a training session for the National team players ahead of  the Olympiad championships.

The three day event will be conducted by Grand Master (GM) Thomas Luther from German, Woman International Master (WIM) FIDE Vice  president Beatriz Malinero and FIDE Arena GM Paris Kleideres.

The head of the Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) Vianney Luggya remarked that the event is also aimed at selecting Ugandan FIDE trainers who will be equipped with skills to train.

“Those who will pass the training will attain the title of FIDE trainer. They will also be expected to give a helping hand to the federation in training chess among students in schools. They will do  this within the confines of the federation. This will also help to lessen Africa’s biggest problem of a lack of certified trainers,” said Luggya

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