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Tunde Onakoya To Attempt GWR For Longest Chess Marathon

Tunde Onakoya Sets New Chess Marathon Record
Tunde Onakoya, the founder of Chess in Slums Africa, has announced his intention to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon without losing a game.

Gatekeepers News reports that on Friday, he made this announcement through a post on his X page.

Onakoya plans to play several chess games for 58 hours without losing a single game.

This feat will take place at Times Square, New York City, on April 17, with the aim of empowering illiterate children across Africa.

The current Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon was achieved by two Norwegians, Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad, on November 11, 2018, with a record of 56 hours, 9 minutes and 37 seconds.

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

“Doing this for the dreams of millions of children across Africa without access to education. You guys have been rock solid for me through the years.

“So I need all of us to come together now more than ever to show the world that the Nigerian spirit is unwavering and we can do great things from a small place against all odds.”

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