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  • FIDE Election tickets certified, African ticket out

    The FIDE Electoral Commission released its report in certifying the tickets for the August 7th election. Five tickets were submitted and four were certified. The only ticket that was disqualified was Enyonam Sewa Fumey of Togo who failed to secure European support. Four European-led tickets qualified and the lone African…

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  • Togolese Chess on fire at Rapid/Blitz!

    Togo is a country of some eight million with a growing chess-playing segment. With its Founder and President on hand to welcome the players and guests, the Togo Chess Federation also had Dr. Lieutenant-Colonel Lidi Bessi-Kama bless the event. FIDE Presidential candidate Noel Enyonam Fumey was also in the building…

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  • Togo’s Fumey will stand for FIDE President

    The chess community on the African continent is buzzing at the news of Enyonam Sewa Noël Fumey announcing his candidacy for FIDE President. According to the FIDE press release, Fumey notified current FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich of his intentions. There was also this plea of inclusivity: “FIDE machine is working…

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  • Yakini Tchouka, 2020 Togo National Champion

    Yakini Tchouka is 2020 Togolese Champion

    Yakini Tchouka 2020 Togo National ChampionPhoto 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…

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  • Fawzy, Pires win titles at 2019 African Juniors!

    The 2019 African Junior Championship was an exciting event with the results very much in doubt until the last round. In general, the tournament is usually dominated by a singular talent, but in this year’s event, the top-seeds had to hold off the competition until the very end. WFM Luiza…

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  • African Juniors 2019 going down to the wire!

    FM Massinas Djabri winning over the front runner makes things more interesting. Photo by Babatunde Ogunsiku (African Chess Media) Accra, Ghana has just gotten a bit hotter from the excitement of the penultimate round. The Open Section is undecided as the frontrunner Fy Rakotomaharo (2428) was beaten by Algerian FIDE…

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  • 2019 African Junior Championship (Accra, Ghana)

    Africa rounds out the year showcasing its young talent as the African Junior Championship opens on October 25th. The hotbed of draughts (10×10 checkers) on continent, West Africa is one of the regions looking to increase its profile in chess. Ghana has had a very active 2015 hosting the subzonal…

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  • African Junior Championships in Togo!

    2017 African Junior Chess Championships(Lome, Togo) Togo delegation at the General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Togo is a small French-speaking West African nation of 7.6 million and a budding chess nation. The nation has been a member of FIDE since being welcomed at the 2012 FIDE…

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  • Baku 2016: The Africans are Coming!

    Today the 2016 Olympiad games will officially open with the Opening Ceremonies with 181 teams representing 176 countries. Many of these countries represent the best that each country has to offer. Within the last decade that generally meant a permanent balance of power tilting to Western Europe and North America.…

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  • 2016 Africa Chess Calendar is out!

    African continental President Lewis Ncube and African Chess Confederation the has released the chess calendar for the 2016 year. It encompasses all the major events, but may include others that have yet to be posted. A number of young federations are being thrust into organizing events in order to get…

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