Tunde Onakoya breaks Guinness World Record for longest Chess Marathon at 58 hours

Tunde Onakoya breaks Guinness World Record for longest Chess Marathon at 58 hours

Nigerian Chess Master, Tunde Onakoya has achieved a remarkable feat by setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous chess marathon.

Tunde who doubles as an entrepreneur and philanthropists is known for his unique charitable work of gathering children in the slum areas of Lagos educating them and teaching them about Chess embarked on the journey to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.

He aimed to engage in a 58-hour-long chess session without facing a single defeat. He disclosed that his endeavor is fueled by a profound mission to uplift underprivileged children.

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

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Well, as history will have it, Tunde Onakoya has unofficially broken the Guinness World Record.

On his official X account, he enthusiastically shared the news with his followers, expressing his determination to extend the record to 60 hours.

He emphasized the charitable cause behind his endeavor, highlighting his goal of raising funds for the education of underprivileged African children worldwide.

Teaming up with his US counterpart Shawn Martinez, both national masters, Tunde aimed not only to break a record but also to spotlight the significance of offering educational opportunities to disadvantaged children across Africa.

Tunde has received support from Nigerian notable figures such as President Bola Tinubu, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Adekunle Gold and Davido.

It’s noteworthy that Tunde once brought honor to his country by taking on a challenge against 10 players simultaneously in Germany, emerging victorious without a single defeat.

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