Once again, another Nigerian is stepping up to make history in the Guinness World Records. This time, it’s renowned chess player Tunde Onakoya.

He’s embarked on a remarkable journey to break the record for the longest chess marathon.


Tunde Onakoya Starts 58-Hour Chess Record Quest

Tunde Onakoya kicked off the event with a simple declaration on his X (formerly Twitter) account: “Game time.”

This extraordinary feat is taking place right in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.


The marathon began at 10 am on Wednesday, April 17, 204 and is set to conclude at 8 p.m. on April 19.

Onakoya’s ambitious goal is to play non-stop for an incredible 58 hours without a single defeat.

But Onakoya’s mission goes beyond setting a world record. Alongside his marathon endeavor, he aims to raise $1 million to support chess education for children all around the globe.

Support From Fellow Nigerians

What’s even more inspiring is that Onakoya has received support from fellow Nigerians including Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, Former Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo among others rallying behind him as he strives to make history and make a difference.



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