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Tunde Onakoya: Nigerian chess-master set to break Guinness Records

Nigerian chess master, Tunde Onakoya, has revealed plans to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

The ChessInSlum founder made this known in a tweet on Friday, April 12.

He said the “Chess-athon” will hold on April 17, 2024 at the New York City’s Times Square. He is expected to play chess for 58 hours without a single defeat.

Onakoya wrote: “On the 17th of April 2024, I will attempt to break the Guiness World record for the longest Chess marathon in the heart of Times Square New York City for 58 hours without losing a game.

“Doing this for the dreams of millions of children across Africa without access to education.”

Onakoya disclosed that the attempt will start at 10am and would be available for all to stream on YouTube.

He appealed to Nigerians residing in New York, urging them to come forward and provide their enthusiastic support as he strives to establish a new world record.

Onakoya is renowned for his philanthropic efforts, notably utilizing chess as a tool to offer opportunities for young people residing in the marginalized areas, often referred to as ‘slums,’ within Nigeria.

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