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Tunde Onakoya to break Guinness World Record playing chess


The founder of Chess in Slums Africa and chess master, Tunde Onakoya, has shared his plans to break the Guinness World record for the longest chess marathon without losing a game.

Onakoya made the announcement in a post on his X, formerly Twitter, account on Friday.

Tunde said that the event, which is expected to last for 58 hours, will be staged in the heart of the famous Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States on April 17, 2024.

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Onakoya explained that he decided to embark on the record-breaking endeavour to help millions of African children without access to education.

His Twitter post reads “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. Doing this for the dreams of millions of children across Africa without access to education.”

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The last record according to him was broken at 56 hours.

It is worthy of note that the chess enthusiast has been sharing his experience playing chess with fellow chess lovers Times Square New York for his his chess tour via his social media platforms.