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Nigerian chess master attempts to break 58-hour Guinness World Record



Nigerian chess master, Tunde Onakoya, has made known his plans to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon. 

The move is to champion the aspirations of countless African children who lack access to education,” he posted on X (formerly Twitter). 

Mr Onakoya plans to engage in an uninterrupted 58-hour chess session, aiming to emerge victorious.

The event is slated to be held from 10 a.m. on April 17 to 8 p.m. on April 19 in the iconic Times Square of New York City.

“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, playing for 58 hours without conceding a game,” he posted.

“This endeavour is dedicated to the dreams of millions of children across Africa who lack educational opportunities.”

The current Guinness World Record stands at 56 hours, 9 minutes, and 37 seconds and was achieved by Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad of Norway on November 11, 2018.

His post has been viewed more than one million times. 


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