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Tunde Onakoya Chess Marathon

Tunde Onakoya Chess Marathon: All You Need to Know

Tunde Onakoya Chess Marathon: Amidst the dazzling lights of Times Square, Tunde Onakoya, a chess master from Nigeria, made history by completing a gruelling 58-hour chess marathon, breaking the previous world record. His determination and skill kept him glued to the chessboard, captivating the attention of not just chess enthusiasts but also the wider community.

Tunde Onakoya Chess Marathon
Tunde Onakoya Chess Marathon

Onakoya’s marathon was not just about personal achievement; it was a platform to raise awareness and funds for charity. With a goal of $1 million, he aims to support chess education for countless children, emphasizing the game’s transformative impact on young minds.

The support for Onakoya was palpable, with hundreds of supporters, including Nigerian music sensation Davido, cheering him on. The vibrant atmosphere was enhanced with classic Nigerian dishes, symbolizing unity and celebration of Nigerian culture.

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Back home, Onakoya’s feat was celebrated with pride as Nigerians followed his journey on platforms like Twitch, showering him with messages of admiration and gratitude. His story resonated deeply, inspiring many to dream big and push the boundaries of their capabilities.

Leaders and officials also recognized Onakoya’s achievement, with Nigeria’s Vice-President and Lagos state governor commending his excellence and resilience. They saw his record-breaking attempt as a testament to the untapped potential that exists across diverse communities.

Onakoya’s journey from humble beginnings in Lagos to becoming a global chess icon highlights the power of determination and the ability to overcome adversity. Through his non-profit initiatives like Chess in Slums Africa and The Gift of Chess, he continues to champion education and empowerment, aiming to create a brighter future for generations to come.

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Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.