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Robert Katende of Uganda receives a Special Award

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Robert Katende of Uganda receives a Special Award

Robert Katende of Uganda was in the news last week when he received the Tigran Petrosian Medal-Special Trainers Achievement.

The ceremony took place during the 2nd day of the FIDE Executive Board meeting in Antalya, Turkey.

Proud recipient Robert Katende receives his prize from Dr Hesham Elgendy, FIDE Continental President and Vianney Luggya of Uganda.
Proud recipient Robert Katende receives his prize from Dr Hesham Elgendy, FIDE Continental President and Vianney Luggya of Uganda.

Robert Katende is the key character in the movie ‘Queen of Katwe‘.  He is also one of the most active chess promoter in Africa.

The award and certificate.
The award and certificate.

Katende was in Nairobi recently when he met up with GM Pontus Carlsson.

We covered The Queen of Katwe in two different stories.  See Queen of Katwe and Gorilla goes to Queen of Katwe.

Caricature on former World Champion GM Tigran Petrosian.
Caricature on former World Champion GM Tigran Petrosian.

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The Robert Katende Initiative.