Guinness World Record: 16 Hours In, Nigerian Tunde Remains Unbeaten In Chess Marathon

Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya is currently making headlines as he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

The event kicked off in the bustling heart of New York City, Times Square, on Wednesday, April 17, and will span until April 19, aiming for a record-setting 58 hours of continuous play.

Now 16 hours into the challenge, Onakoya remains undefeated, having conquered every opponent who has faced him. This remarkable streak includes a victory over New York’s own National Chess Master, Shawn Martinez. Onakoya’s performance is not only a proof to his strategic genius but also his remarkable stamina and focus, traits essential for such a grueling endeavor.

As Onakoya continues his quest for the record, the chess community watches eagerly, anticipating the potential of a new milestone in the history of the game.


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