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Nigerian chess prodigy Tunde Onakoya breaks Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon. (Video)



Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya achieved a remarkable milestone by setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous chess marathon.

Excitedly sharing the news on his official X account, Tunde expressed his determination to extend the record to 60 hours, highlighting the charitable cause behind his efforts – raising funds for the education of underprivileged African children globally.

His marathon, held at Times Square in New York City, surpassed the previous record of 56 hours and 9 minutes set by Norwegian players.

Teaming up with US counterpart Shawn Martinez, both national masters, Tunde aimed to not only break a record but also spotlight the importance of providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in Africa.

Joined by Martinez after 23 hours of play, the duo continued their mission, receiving support from prominent figures including Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and musicians Davido and Adekunle Gold.

Through their perseverance and the support they garnered, Tunde and Shawn demonstrated the power of unity and compassion in making a positive impact on the world.

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