Tunde Onakoya, pending the official announcement by the Guinness World Record, has set a new record by playing chess for fifty-eight hours. On the first day of the game, he stated, “For the dreamers.” And he succeeded in keeping that dream alive for the children who are the primary motivation of this course, himself, and, of course, for posterity.


Interestingly, he won all his opponents in the long hours of playing the game.


In the early hours of today, Tunde Onakoya made a tweet on his X account, “We have done it.” “We’re pushing to 60 hours, guys. We’re not stopping yet. Let’s keep going.“ We have a fundraising goal to meet for the education of African children around the world. This is our why—the reason we are doing this. Let’s demonstrate to the world the incredible power of love. Together, we can make this happen.”

The previous Guinness World Record was set in 2018 by Norwegian athletes Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad, who finished in 56 hours and 9 minutes.


By Chidimma NWAFOR

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