Tunde Onakoya – A Chess Grandmaster In The Making? Everything We Know About Tunde Onakoya’s Attempt At The Guinness World Record. 

Tunde Onakoya - A Chess Grandmaster In The Making? Everything We Know About Tunde Onakoya’s Attempt At The Guinness World Record.

Nigerian chess master and founder of Chess in Slums Africa, Tunde Onakoya, is set to attempt to break the Guinness World record for the longest chess marathon and here’s everything we know. 

The Duration

Tunde announced on X that he plans to undertake a 58-hour chess marathon without losing a single game. This is in a bid to surpass the current Guinness World Record of 56 hours, 9 minutes, and 37 seconds, set by Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad, both Norwegians, on November 11, 2018.

The Mission 

Motivated by a mission to empower underprivileged children, Tunde is driven to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon. On Onakoya’s X page, he explained, “Doing this for the dreams of millions of children across Africa without access to education.” His life story and dedication to transforming the lives of thousands of children provide insight into his decision.

Tunde’s deep passion for chess led to the inception of Chess in the Slum in 2017. This initiative aimed to engage children in the game, helping them unlock their potential while acquiring basic literacy skills.

Where It’s Happening

This significant event will take place in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Onakoya also revealed that the attempt will commence at 10 am and will be livestreamed on YouTube for everyone to watch.

Images and clips of Tunde in New York are already circulating, showing him playing chess and winning at various events, chess clubs, and even on the bustling streets of Times Square as he prepares for the big day, which starts today.

Wrapping Up,

Tunde Onakoya is well-known for his charitable work, particularly using chess to create opportunities for young people in marginalized areas, often called ‘slums,’ in the country.

His compassion for others has had a positive impact on many lives, particularly those with limited education. He has called on Nigerians, especially those in New York, to offer their enthusiastic support as he attempts to set a new world record. It is anticipated that Nigerians will show up in large numbers to support him, hoping he achieves this record-breaking feat.

Best of luck to you, Tunde! We are all rooting for you!

Written by Seunfunmi Joshua

Seunfunmi is a Publicist, Filmmaker, Writer & Producer of Live Events..

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