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Chess Master Tunde Onakoya Attempts Guinness World Record

Former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has shown his support for Tunde Onakoya, a Nigerian chess master, in his endeavor to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

Onakoya, the founder of Chess in Slums Africa, announced his plan to play chess continuously for 58 hours without losing a game from 10 am on April 17 to 8 pm on April 19 in Times Square, New York City.

Expressing his encouragement, Osinbajo shared a photo of himself and Onakoya playing chess on his Instagram account, stating, “Dear Tunde, best of luck in Times Square as you attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Chess Marathon! Your resilience and spirit inspire us all. Remember your own powerful words: ‘It is possible to do great things from a small place.’ “Let the dynamic energy of Times Square amplify the greatness that you, a proud Nigerian, bring to the chessboard. We’re all behind vou-show the world the strength and determination you are made of!”

The current record for the longest chess marathon stands at 56 hours, 09 minutes, and 37 seconds, achieved by Hallvard Haug Flatebe and Sjur Ferkingstad from Norway on November 11, 2018.

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