Nigerian Chess Prodigy Deborah Quickpen Ebimobo-ere Makes History

11-year-old Deborah Quickpen Ebimobo-Ere has made a name for herself in the chess world, achieving unprecedented success at a tender age.

Ebimobo-ere emerged as Africa’s highest-rated Under-12 chess player, ranking third globally in her age group.

Her remarkable journey began at age three, and she participated in her first tournament at five. Her exceptional talent and dedication have earned her numerous accolades, including:

– Nigeria’s National Women’s Chess Champion at a record-breaking young age.

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– Gold and silver medals at the National Sports Festival.

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– Seven gold medals at the National Youth Games.

– First place in West Africa and seventh in the continent at the African Youth Chess Championships (2019).

– Gold in the U-10 category at the African Youth Chess Championships (2021).

– Fourth place at the African Individual Chess Championship (2024), defeating the African women’s champion.

– Invitation to represent Africa at the 2024 FIDE World Cup.

Ebimobo-ere’s achievements have made her a trailblazer in the chess world, and her ambition to become a grandmaster and a medical doctor promises a bright future ahead.





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