Fawole John Oyeyemi

Golders Green RapidPlay in London

Shared 1st place with Grandmaster Lalic Bodgan

Fawole John Oyeyemi

Chess for Youth Empowerment

At staffs family and friends at the Nigeria high Commission in London

Fawole John Oyeyemi

Winner Commissioner's Cup 2014

Meet Fawole John Oyeyemi

Fawole John Oyeyemi is a Nigerian chess player. He won the Nigerian chess championship in 2013 and has a FIDE (World Chess Federation) peak rating of 2214.

He has the National Chess titles of National Champion, National Master, National Instructor and National Junior Champion and US National Master.

In 1998, he learned how to play chess and participated in his first chess tournament in 1999. In 2002, he won the Opens II category of the NBL Chess Championship in Lagos. The following year, he became the National Junior Chess Champion by winning the Agusto & Co under 20 Chess Championship. Following his achievement in 2003, he started playing in the (Masters Category) highest level in Nigerian Chess.

He is an executive director of BruvsChess Academy a chess organization that teaches chess as a school program to school children and BruvsChess Media, the Organizer, The John Fawole Chess awards #TheJohnFawoleChessAwards which started in 2016 to reward outstanding performances of chess players in Nigeria.

Fawole lives in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and has earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Abuja.

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