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Ballebako Kokou Difendramakada crowned King of Togo Chess

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Ballebako Kokou Difendramakada crowned King of Togo Chess

Ballebako Kokou Difendramakada Jacques is the proud winner of the 2021 Togo National Chess Championship. He won the event with 7.5 points out of 9 rounds to go home with CFA 500,000 (USD 800).

Amega-Dzaka Komi Nukunu also ended up with 7.5 points but had an inferior tie-break.  Egbe Kossi Thierry was third with 6.5 points.

Yenga Justine Anassika was the best lady player with 2 points.

Ballebako Kokou Difendramakada Jacques the 2021 Togo National Chess Champion poses with his trophy.
Ballebako Kokou Difendramakada Jacques the 2021 Togo National Chess Champion poses with his trophy.

CM Ephoevi-Ga Adama Mawulikplimi, who is a four-time champion, found the going tough. He ended up with 5 points and 6th in the ranking.

The 2021 edition attracted only 16 players and ran from 14th to 17th October 2021. The time control was of 60 minutes and 30 seconds per move. The venue for the event was the Centre Eco-Village à Davié which is about 30 km from the capital Lome.

Yakini Tchouka the defending champion did not take part.

Yenga Justine Anassika the only lady who took part in the 2021 Togo National Chess Championship.
Yenga Justine Anassika the only lady who took part in the 2021 Togo National Chess Championship.
Ballebako, Kokou Difendramakada Jacques v Amega-Dzaka

The playing hall of the 2021 Togo National Chess Championship.
The playing hall of the 2021 Togo National Chess Championship.
Ephoevi-Ga, Adama Mawulikplimi v Oyenga, Justine Anassika

Ayena Yaovi, one of Togo's top junior players who ended up with 4.5 points and in 7th place.
Ayena Yaovi, one of Togo’s top junior players who ended up with 4.5 points and in 7th place.
Botsoe, Koffi v Ephoevi-Ga, Adama Mawulikplimi

Poster for the 2021 Togo National Championship.
Poster for the 2021 Togo National Championship.
Ballebako, Kokou Difendramakada Jacques v Ndjelle, Abby Edah

Amega-Dzaka Komi Nukunu who also ended up with 7.5 points.
Amega-Dzaka Komi Nukunu who also ended up with 7.5 points.
Ballebako Kokou Difendramakada Jacques receives his trophy from Mr Allengue Alak-Roufor a representative of the Ministry of Sports & Leisure for winning the 2021 Togo National Chess Championship.
Ballebako Kokou Difendramakada Jacques (right) receives his trophy from Mr Allengue Alak-Roufor a representative of the Ministry of Sports & Leisure for winning the 2021 Togo National Chess Championship.
Botsoe Koffi who ended up in 4th place with 5.5 points.
Botsoe Koffi who ended up in 4th place with 5.5 points.
The closing ceremony of the 2021 Togo National Championship from left Botsoe Koffi, General Treasurer of Togo Chess Fédération. Mubarak Okoro, Chef Arbiter &, General Secretary of Togo Chess Fédération and Ndjelle Edah, Vice-Président of Togo Chess Federation.
The closing ceremony of the 2021 Togo National Championship from left Botsoe Koffi, General Treasurer of Togo Chess Fédération. Mubarak Okoro, Chef Arbiter &, General Secretary of Togo Chess Fédération and Ndjelle Edah, Vice-Président of Togo Chess Federation.

Past National Chess Champions of Togo

2014 : Lawson Attiogbe, Tevi Late.
2015 : Ephoevi-Ga, Adama Mawulikplimi.
2016 : Ephoevi-Ga, Adama Mawulikplimi.
2017 : Ephoevi-Ga, Adama Mawulikplimi.
2018 : Botsoe, Koffi.
2019 : Ephoevi-Ga, Adama Mawulikplimi.
2020 : Tchouka, Yakini.
2021 : Ballebako Kokou Difendramakada Jacques

Presidents of the Togo Chess Federation

2012 – 2017 : Kouevi, Mawuvi Koue.
2017 – to date : Fumey, Enyonam Sewa.

Chess facts about Togo

Mikhail Strovsky is the highest-rated player in Togo with a rating of 2164.

Togo has participated in 4 Olympiads 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

It is interesting to note that the number of players registered with FIDE has gone up from a low of 18 to 445 over the span of one year!

Links

2021 Togo National Chess Championship on chess-results.

Yakini Tchouka is the 2020 Togo National Chess Champion.

Team Togo set for 2018 Batumi Olympiad.