Yakini Tchouka is 2020 Togolese Champion

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Yakini Tchouka, 2020 Togo National Champion

Yakini Tchouka
2020 Togo National Champion
Photo by Togo Chess Federation

Kim Bhari of Kenya Chess Masala reported on the Togo National Championships held a couple of weeks ago in Lome, the country’s capital. Yakini Tchouka won the 22-player even with an undefeated 5.5/6. Bhari reported that the La Base 57 Hotel situated in the town of Assahoun which is about 60 km (37.2 miles) from the capital.

Enyonam Sewa Fumey and Togolese delegation at the General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Several years ago, Togo was a fledgling chess community admitted to FIDE the previous year in Istanbul, Turkey. Since then many positive things have happened. Enyonam Sewa Fumey has lead the Togolese chess community as the President of the Togo Chess Federation and at the 2018 General Assembly was part of the winning ticket for Arkady Dvorkovich. He now serves as the General Secretary of FIDE.

Togo has been an active participant since joining FIDE in 2012 and hosted Kirsan Ilyumzhinov then-President. They have had championships since 2014 and have participated in the past four Olympiad (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018). They also hosted the African Junior Championship in 2017.

Congratulations to Yakini Tchouka!

Kenya Chess Masala: https://kenyachessmasala.com/2020/11/yakini-tchouka-togo-chess-champion.html

Togo Chess on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chesstogo/
Contact the Chess Federation Togolaise, ftdetogo@yahoo.fr.

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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