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FIDE Trainers Seminar in Nairobi

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FIDE Trainers Seminar in Nairobi

FM Peter Long from Malaysia spent a few days in Nairobi last month. He hosted a highly successful FIDE Trainer Seminar from 19th to 22nd September 2019. The well-attended seminar had 51 participants from three federations.

Participants at the seminar.
Participants at the seminar.

The United Kenya Club which has hosted several chess tournaments in the late 1990s was the selected venue.

Participants of the seminar pose with Peter Long (third from right).
Participants of the seminar pose with Peter Long (third from right).

Peter Long also took time to meet up with other chess players. It included a visit to the famous Nairobi Chess Club which meets at Goan Gymkhana, Ngara Road Nairobi. He also visited St Peter’s School in Juja and the M-Pesa Foundation Academy.

Peter Long (far left) and Duke Michieka (2nd left) pose with the team from St Peter's Juja who took part in the Belaya Ladya Chess Tournaments in Sochi Russia earlier this year.
Peter Long (far left) and Duke Michieka (2nd left) pose with the team from St Peter’s Juja who took part in the Belaya Ladya Chess Tournaments in Sochi Russia earlier this year.

St Peter’s School represented Kenya twice at the world-renown Belaya Ladya Chess Tournaments in Sochi Russia.

MPesa Foundation Academy has also introduced chess as an activity. The MPesa Foundation Academy offers a platform for economically disadvantaged students who would otherwise not be in a position to further their education after primary level. Learners joining Form One are on a full scholarship.

The famous M-Pesa Foundation Academy.
The famous M-Pesa Foundation Academy.
Brian Kidula CEO of Terrian Chess Academy taking students of the M-Pesa Foundation Academy through a chess class.
Brian Kdula CEO of Terrian Chess Academy taking students of the M-Pesa Foundation Academy through a chess class.

Peter Long spent some time with the Chess Kenya Academy trainees where he passed on some valuable training techniques and tips.

Peter Long having a cup of coffee with IA Duke Michieka who is one of Kenya's top arbiters.
Peter Long having a cup of coffee with IA Duke Michieka who is one of Kenya’s top arbiters.

Nairobi National Park

Most visitors to Nairobi make time to visit the famous Nairobi National Park. This beautiful park that is teeming with wildlife is situated just on the outskirts of the capital city. Peter Long was no exception to this rule!

Black Rhinos at the famous Nairobi National Park with the skyline of the city.
Black Rhinos at the famous Nairobi National Park with the skyline of the city.
Lionesses lazing in the Nairobi National Park.
Lionesses lazing in the Nairobi National Park.
Posing as a tourist with buffaloes.
Posing as a tourist with buffaloes.
Giraffe standing majestically.
Giraffe standing majestically.

Brief chess autobiography

Peter Long is a FIDE Master, FIDE Trainer and International Arbiter.

He is the Director of the Institute of Chess Excellence (Institute of Chess Excellence) a regional academy of the Asian Chess Federation based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Peter is a former National Junior, and National Champion ranked No. 1 in Malaysia for over a decade with a FIDE Rating averaging 2350.

Peter has twice served as Secretary of the Malaysian Chess Federation.  He has also been Executive Director for both the ASEAN Chess Confederation and the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia- Pacific.

The Kuala Lumpur International Open is one of the big events that Peter has organised for ten years.

Peter is a prolific writer with chess columns in three Malaysian newspapers for over a decade. He is also the Features Editor for the American Chess Magazine and the Media Officer for the Asian Chess Federation.

Results Table

No. FIDE ID Surname, Name Country Title Proposed
1 10801391 Young Collins KEN NI
2 10802320 Otieno George Ochieng KEN Already NI
3 10804714 Methu Joseph Muragu KEN NI
4 10803491 Hongo Victor Machel KEN Already NI
5 10801502 Andiwoh Moses KEN Already NI
6 10802711 Bolo Ronald KEN NI
7 10800360 Singe Philip Mbawala KEN NI
8 10801634 Adorwa Brian Kadenge KEN NI
9 10803637 Habilov Mushfig KEN NI
10 10802762 Atiagaga Shem Vilembwa KEN Already NI
11 10806253 Panchol James Madol SSD DI
12 10803572 Njoroge Dadson Rwamba KEN DI
13 10808353 Nyaga James Kabui KEN Already DI
14 10802258 Omondi Morrel KEN DI
15 10802797 Ngonga Paul Oketch KEN DI
16 10803734 Kionga Anthony KEN DI
17 10801162 Chazima Terence KEN DI
18 10817085 Francisca Kagwiria KEN DI
19 10803009 Elier Berur KEN DI
20 10803670 Amwai Tom KEN DI
21 10813420 Hugh Misiko Okonga KEN DI
22 10822879 Anna Mbatha Muli KEN DI
23 10811249 Ian King KEN DI
24 10808493 Omwenga Robert Moseti KEN DI
25 10808515 Edna Odhiambo KEN DI
26 10802886 Ndirangu Joyce Nyaruai KEN DI
27 10802983 Juma Maxwell KEN DI
28 10806164 Mulindi Trevor KEN DI
29 10822828 Harrison Agosa KEN DI
30 10822852 Saphinah Kenyando KEN DI
31 10001980 Nakayima Vanessa UGA DI
32 10822860 Okoth Juma Francis KEN DI
33 10809090 Mongeli Sasha KEN DI
34 10814922 Mutisya Jully KEN DI
35 10801987 Tyson Wachira Kinuthia KEN DI
36 10815589 Macharia Mwangi Stanley KEN DI
37 10821716 Ombima Billy KEN DI
38 10822895 Bernard Masavi Joshua KEN DI
39 10817182 Mutua Michael Katama KEN DI
40 10818340 Mable Kawa KEN DI
41 10818707 Kamau  Hezron Gichuki KEN DI
42 10822810 Duke Anassi KEN DI
43 10815562 Muchiri James KEN DI
44 10822887 Charlotte Salome Polle KEN DI
45 10809457 Aurelia Chumo KEN DI
46 10822909 David Ahenda Nyakako KEN DI
47 10822925 Boniface Kangogo Cherogony KEN DI
48 10822836 Munga Mwachiro KEN DI
49 10822844 David Mugiya Muniu KEN DI
50 10803041 Abigael Wanyora Njeri KEN DI
51 10822917 Victor Onyango Buleemi KEN DI

Links

St Peters Juja at 2018 Belaya Ladya Chess Festival.

St Peters Juja at 2019 Belaya Ladya Chess Festival.

Peter Long on chess.