Amon Simutowe, born in 1982, is a chess player from Zambia who made his 3rd Grandmaster norm at Arnheim, Netherlands in August, 2007. He is the first sub-Saharan African to become a Grandmaster. His current Elo rating is 2421. When is rating gets to 2500, he will officially become a Grandmaster. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in economics. He will be Africa's 6th grandmaster after Hichem Hamdouchi of Morocco, Ahmed Adly and Bassem Amin of Egypt, Slim Belkhodja and Slim Boaziz of Tunisia.