jenab6 (jenab6) wrote,

The Myth of Phiona Mutesi Skill as a Chess Player

I'm posting this again in expanded form because it provides insight into the blatant racial-intellectual fraud that is often perpetrated by blacks, or, as in this case, on their behalf by the Jews and leftists who both control the mass media and promulgate endless hoaxes about racial equality.

Where intellectual skills are involved, it is one thing to be "good for a black." It is another matter entirely to be competitive among whites.

Just as an example, let's compare the national rankings of three college engineering programs.

Georgia Tech's is ranked at #3.
Auburn University's is ranked at #36.
Morehouse College's is ranked at #1015.

Morehouse College is a black college, and among black colleges in the United States, Morehouse ranks at #4. Rank four is quite a bit more toppy than is rank 1015, yes? That proves my point. Being ranked high relative to other blacks isn't saying much. Being ranked high relative to white competitors is saying a great deal.

The controlled media elevate Blacks to celebrity status when they display the most modest talent. There's a young Ugandan female who is being touted as a world-class chess champion, though she is no such thing. She's merely a better chess player than most blacks are. In Uganda, she's a famous chess player. In the United States, or in any other white country, she'd be a run-of-the-mill chess player.

Born in the Katwe area of the Ugandan capital of Kampala about 1995, where she still lives, Phiona Mutesi has won many chess competitions against other blacks. She has been Uganda's women's junior champion in chess three times and is currently ranked as the second-best female Ugandan chess player.

Blacks are quite humanity's "little leagues" in regard to mental ability. Where mental skills are involved, it is one thing to be "good for a black," yet it is a different matter entirely to be a ranking player among whites.

No black country has ever won a medal in the international Chess Olympiads. Through its entire history, since the 1920s, all of the gold, silver, and bronze medals for chess have been awarded mostly to white players and, once in a while, to an Asian.¹

Yet the Hollywood Jews are going to make a propaganda movie about the "great African chess player," Phiona Mutesi.

An American author, Tim Crothers, wrote a book entitled "The Queen of Katwe," wherein he hyped Phiona's chess skills. The Walt Disney Company, a media conglomerate that has been owned and operated by Jews since 1984, bought the rights to make a movie based on Crothers' book. And you can predict, more or less, how it will go.

Chess is a game in which players have titles, the highest of which is Grandmaster. But there are fixed standards for all of the game's titles, even the lesser ones.

In the 2012 Chess Olympiad's women's division in Istanbul, The International Chess Federation saw fit to do a very long reach-down in order to bestow upon Phiona Mutesi the title of Woman Candidate Master. If Phiona weren't black, this would be called a cheat and an insult to anyone who acquired that same title by earning it through skilled play.

Normally, a Candidate Master of Chess must have an Elo rating of 2200 to 2299. The title accorded to Phiona Mutesi is a different title: "WOMAN Candidate Master." The requirement for that title is an Elo rating of only 2000. But, even so, the ICF did a reach-down to grant that title to her.

Phiona's Elo rating peaked at 1686 in the year 2013, and it has since declined to 1622 (checked on 22 August 2016). Perhaps the ICF justifies the decision by the hope that it will promote chess in Africa. Or maybe it was just another example of how political correctness corrupts sports.

Paul Cowen, a commenter upon an effusive article in The Guardian, observed that Phiona's chess Elo rating sets her equal to "an average-to-weak club player." Which means that if you hardly ever play chess yourself, Phiona might be able to beat you, but if you know what you are doing, you'll probably beat her.

And, remember, she's one of the best chess players in Uganda.

Now here's the truth. Phiona Mutesi is a better chess player than are most blacks of pure blood. African blacks have an average IQ of 70, and Fiona might possibly have an IQ above 100. That would make her quite a standout over there. But not in the United States, and not in the United Kingdom, and not in Germany, and not in Russia.

Compare Phiona Mutesi with her white counterpart, Judit Polgár of Hungary. At the age of 12 (in 1989), Polgár had an Elo rating of 2555, a grandmaster's score that made her the 55th best chess player in the world, at that time. Afterward, Polgár continued to rise in Elo ranking to a maximum of 2735, making her the best female chess player of all time and putting her name on the short list of the greatest chess grandmasters in history.

By contrast, Phiona Mutesi's ICF ranking was number 79957 in 2013 and has since slipped to 91039 (checked on 22 August 2016). She's good enough, maybe, to play in your local chess club with a decent chance of winning half of her games.

Phiona Mutesi isn't anywhere nearly as formidable a chess player as any white chess champion, and the controlled media for news and entertainment do practice deceit when they present her as though she were in any sense on the same level as a white chess champion.

Somewhere in New York, USA, there's a 12-year-old white boy named Nicholas Checa. Nicholas Checa has earned a chess Elo rating of 2405, making him eligible to receive the title of International Master of Chess from the World Chess Federation, which already has given him the title one step down: FIDE Master. Nicholas Checa is a better chess player than is anyone in Uganda, whose national champion, Arthur Ssegwanyi, has an Elo score of only 2365.²

You'd think that Disney would want to make a movie about Judit Polgár or about Nicholas Checa, who are much better chess players than Phiona Mutesi is. But they don't. Disney is abetting and amplifying a race-hoax, using Phiona Mutesi as a patsy.

I know that posts like this one sound petty. And, in a sense, they are petty. Phiona Mutesi doesn't deserve to be disparaged for playing chess as best she can. But neither does she deserve the elevation that the controlled media are giving her. I don't criticize her personally because she has not been making the excessive claims about her skill. However, others have been erecting pedestals that she isn't fit to stand on. I have been knocking these over, and I will continue doing it.


¹ In 1976, some non-white countries ran their own, parallel chess competition, the "Against Chess Olympiad," so that they could appear to win something. The winners were mostly Arabs and Hispanics. This is an example of how non-whites must be protected from white competition in order to stand a chance at victory in an intellectual sport.

² Indeed, the very best BLACK chess player in Africa is Andrew Kayonde of Zambia. His Elo rating is 2422, which is only a little better than that of some 12-year-old white boy whose daddy won't let him play a lot of chess because he must study his lessons for school. Note: there are 12 chess players in Africa who are better than Kayonde, but none of them is black. One is white; the rest are Arabs.

³ Keep up with Phiona Mutesi's actual worth as a chess player here.

Heh. This pretty much sums up the situation.

Phiona Mutesi's world rank
World (all players): 175486
World (active players): 91039
Female (active players): 5407

Phiona Mutesi's national rank for Uganda
National (all players): 52
National (active players): 35
Female (active players): 3

Phiona seems like a big fish only when you consider the smallness of the pond she came from.

Similarly, the Elo rating of Ivy Claire Amoko, Uganda's reigning female chess champion, is 1851 which is likewise short of the minimum that is normally required for the chess title of Woman Candidate Master. But the officials of the World Chess Federation gave her that title anyway.

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) has been granting chess titles to black Africans upon reduced minimum qualifications. Phiona Mutesi and Claire Ivy Amoko are two examples of this recent practice, but they aren't the only ones. The black South African player Kenny Solomon has an Elo rating of 2371 for standard chess (checked on 7 September 2016), which would qualify him only for the World Chess Federation's title of FIDE Master, if he were anyone other than a black African. But, since that is what he is, he was awarded a Grandmaster title.

Now, if you are a white player in America or in Europe, you won't get to be a Grandmaster unless your Elo rating is a minimum of 2500 and you gain a required number of norms (favorable results) in chess tournaments involving opponents at or above your own current title level.

Apparently, FIDE has fallen prey to the corruption of racial political correctness, and a chess title held by a black African doesn't necessarily mean that he is anywhere nearly as skilled as a chess player as is a white player with the same title.

Phiona Mutesi has an Elo rating of 1622 (checked on 7 September 2016), and the reigning Ugandan women's chess champion, Claire Ivy Amoko, has an Elo rating of 1822 (checked on 7 September 2016). The minimum Elo rating for the award of FIDE's title of Woman Candidate Master (for non-Africans and/or for non-blacks) is 2000. But Phiona Mutesi and Ivy Amoko were given that title anyway, because they are black Africans.

I have tried to edit Wikipedia's article on Phiona Mutesi to supply her world Elo rating and to draw attention to the fact that, until recently, the World Chess Federation had required minimum Elo ratings higher than hers in order to qualify for the title Woman Candidate Master. My edit was repeatedly reversed and deleted.

After my first edit was removed, one of Wikipedia's editors challenged me to produce a reliable source. I posted a link to the World Chess Federation's statistics page for Phiona Mutesi.

Then the editor told me that "original research" wasn't allowed, under Wikipedia's rules, so my direct link to the original source of the relevant information contravened their policy. I was instructed to find an establishment media source that provided the information about Phiona's world Elo rating for standard chess (1622), or it would not be permitted to appear in the text of the article.

Any biases, dishonesty, or incompetence that might be among the qualities of an establishment journalist were not important considerations, to Wikipedia. The obvious fact that an establishment journalist, especially one working for the Disney media-telecommunications conglomerate, would have a conflict of interest—his paycheck versus telling the truth—was also not an important consideration to Wikipedia. (Disney hopes to recover the cost of making its movie "The Queen of Katwe" with profit in the near future from fees paid by movie-goers.)

You can see why Wikipedia has gained a reputation for being unreliable as a source of politically controversial information. It's what you use for math, no problem, if you want, say, the integral definition of the Bessel function. But if the subject is Barack Obama's shady past, or Israel's dirty deeds, or anything touching upon the myth of "racial equality" then you usually can't trust Wikipedia to be as complete and accurate as an encyclopedia should be.

So, once again, the editors of Wikipedia have shielded the dirty linen of political correctness behind their policy conventions.

Part 2. An exchange with Daaim Shabazz on Chess Drum.

Daaim Shabazz wrote: “Honestly, what Black player has the time… or wherewithal to engage in an professional activity with such little financial return? Few Blacks I know.”

The condition of having limited resources and limited time is not restricted to blacks. You could control for this, and, if you did, I predict that a racial gap, to the favor of whites, in chess Elo ratings would nevertheless appear.

“It becomes a hobby that one has to subordinate to making a real living.”

True. But this isn’t a unique condition of blacks. It applies to everyone. Partly for reasons of an intelligence deficit, a higher percentage of blacks than whites are poor. But if you were to restrict your study to poor people who pursue chess, you’d still see the familiar distributed difference in Elo rating, as much there as you see in school grades, or scores on standardized tests, among whites and blacks who attend the same schools.

“The Blacks who have made GM, nevertheless and all have met all the requirements. None were given the title based on any affirmative action… It is a FIDE regulation that applies to all regions. Being 'barely qualified' makes absolutely no sense. If you are 2535 ELO you are not a barely qualified GM; you simply are a GM. If you are a 2490 GM and have met requirements of FIDE of the GM title, you are not barely qualified; you are a GM… whether we like it or not. It does apply to ALL players.”

Ah. If you are correct about that, then you do have a point. It might not be the most important of the points that can be made, but it is a noteworthy one. I’ve been proceeding under the assumption that Wikipedia’s article on FIDE title qualifications is correct. It gives the impression that FIDE titles are more firmly connected to the Elo rating than you’ve asserted.

If you are correct, then titles don’t mean nearly as much as people think that they do. The Elo rating is a sensible safeguard against corruption in title award, which otherwise might be covertly bought or acquired through cheating (e.g. paying your opponent to lose) or acquired through the “big fish in a small pond” mechanism or by an atypically fortunate result in a single game. One does not like to think that the World Chess Federation would make itself easy prey for such undue influence. But, as I hope that I’ve illustrated, what “one does not like to think” can, sometimes, be true anyway.

“Again… I am not a proponent of this [one-shot titles], but the point is that exceptions are not being made for African players as you assert.”

What I see as I look around is (mostly) blacks getting more recognition, including titles, than their actual skills as measured by their Elo rating would justify. Maybe there are whites who also have taken advantage of irregular and ad hoc routes for titles, but I haven’t found as many of them. Indeed, I’ve found the opposite with regard to white players.

Contrast Phiona Mutesi, Elo rating 1622, and current holder of the FIDE WCM title that usually requires a minimum Elo of 2000, with Nicholas Checa, Elo rating 2422, current holder of the FIDE title of FIDE Master, although his Elo rating makes him qualified for the title next higher up: International Master. I do admit that I need to look around more, but I’ve taken first light, and this is the kind of thing that I’ve seen so far.

After posting the above reply to Daaim Shabazz, Shabazz banned me from the Chess Drum (he is a moderator or an administrator there) and posted a series of responses to my post, shown above, and some other things I'd said. As it turned out, I'd made an error. I said that no black African had ever won a medal at any Chess Olympiad (which isn't quite true, as one did), when what I meant to say was that no black African COUNTRY had ever won a medal at any Chess Olympiad (which is true). Shabazz made the most of the omitted word, pointing out that in 2002, at the 30th Chess Olympiad in Slovenia, Robert Gwaze of Zimbabwe had won a medal for winning 9 out of 9 games against two other players. On the Chess Drum, you can't edit your posts. I'm prone to skipping words when I'm typing, and that's what gave Shabazz the chance to use a minor error to tar-brush everything I said. By banning me first, he prevented me from correcting the error.

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