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The longest continuous game of chess: a Nigerian broke the world record

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr22,2024

Guys, we're moving up to 60 hours. We are not stopping yet. We continue. We aim to raise funds for the education of African children around the world. That's why we do it, he wrote in X. Thus, the player tried to raise 1 million dollars for the charity foundation Chess in Slums Africa to support education for children throughout Africa. In the first 20 hours of the marathon, he managed to collect $22,000.

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every hour of play, Onakoya and his opponent had only a five-minute break. Sometimes they combined breaks – then Onakoya chatted with New Yorkers who cheered him on, and sometimes even danced with them. During the marathon, the man only drank water and ate a traditional West African rice dish.

So far, the Guinness Book of World Records has not confirmed Onaka's record, as the process can take weeks. It is not known whether he was able to collect the planned amount. However, other Nigerians around the world support Onaka and say that big things can be done even with small steps.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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