Chess in Togo!

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Togo delegation at the General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Togo is a very modest country of 6.7 million sandwiched between Ghana and Benin. It is a country known primarily for it cocoa, but they are now known for something else… a budding chess community. I met two of the members from the Togolese chess community at a General Assembly session when they were admitted as a member federation.

The federation now has an active Facebook page and is inviting everyone to join. Ghanaian players are assisting including Togo-based Francis Anquandah. There have been lessons given by volunteer players including Egyptian Master Omar Salama. The page is called “Le Jeu d’Echecs au TOGO” and here is the invitation.

You are invited every week-end at the Togo Chess Association Department (Adidogome, behind “Clinique Immaculee Conception”… Cheers!

The game of chess in TOGO “support and do support our ongoing efforts to implement and develop the game of chess in Togo. We are open to all your suggestions and ideas. Become a sponsor of chess in Togo by materially supporting our tournaments and events. Thank you!

Contact the Chess Federation Togolaise, ftdetogo@yahoo.fr.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chesstogo/



Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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