Two-Time Nigeria Chess Champ: Perpetual Ogbiyoyo to Play Simul at 2nd Annual Int’l Chess Day in Washington DC


The 2nd Annual International Chess Day, featuring a chess festival that connects communities and countries through the universal language of chess. is coming up on the 19th of July to the 21st of July, 2024, to hold at The Lamond Riggs Huff Library, Washington DC.

The festivities will begin on July 19 at 4:30 pm with a Movie Night featuring the acclaimed film “Queen of Katwe,” an evidence to the power of perseverance and determination of women in chess.

On July 20, witness the skill and strategy of international chess experts; Khanim Ismayilova from Azerbaijan, Perpetual Ogbiyoyo from Nigeria, and Ananya Ananth from India in a Simul event. The incomparable Perpetual Ogbiyoyo, a two-time Nigerian National Women’s Chess Champion, will headline this event, taking on multiple players simultaneously. Registration begins at 11 am, and games start at 11:30 am. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of Africa’s finest chess players!

Perpetual Ogbiyoyo. Photo: Pulse sports

Perpetual Ogbiyoyo‘s achievements showcases her dedication and passion for chess. With two Nigerian National Women’s Chess Championship titles under her belt, she has inspired countless girls and women to take up the game. Her participation in this event is a nod to her commitment to empowering girls in chess worldwide.

Moreso, on July 21,the event is also featuring the Blindfold Exhibition which will push players under 1200 rating to their limits, competing without sight of the board. Registration starts at 1 pm, and games begin at 1:30 pm. Awards will be given to the last player standing in both the Simul and Blindfold events.

This event is dedicated to celebrating Perpetual‘s achievements and the strength of girls in chess everywhere. Join us for an unforgettable weekend of chess, community, and empowerment.

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Come celebrate Perpetual‘s achievements and be a part of this incredible celebration of chess, unity, and girl power!


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