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Excitement As Onakoya Breaks GWR, Reaches 57-Hour Mark

Felicia Udeji Reporting

Nigerian chess master, Tunde Onakoya has reached a Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon when he reached the 57-hour mark, surpassing the previous record of 56 hours and 9 minutes.

Onakoya currently aims to reach the 58-hour target.

Onakoya set to break Guinness world record

The previous record of 56 hours, 9 minutes, was held by Norwegian players Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad in 2018.

According to The Gift of Chess on X who posted at 12:34 a.m on today “56 Hours Straight. The Record Is SET TO BREAK.”

Recall how Multiple award-winning Afrobeat singer, Davido and other Nigerian celebrities had turned up to cheer Onakoya while he attempted to set this record.

The Lagos State Governor had also shown his support for the Chess Master, which elicited negative reactions from Nigerians.



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