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Chess Master Tunde Onakoya Begins 58-Hour Marathon In New York


April 18, 2024

Renowned chess player Tunde Onakoya has embarked on a mission to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

The marathon began at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, and is scheduled to conclude at 8 p.m. on April 19.

Onakoya aims to play continuously for 58 hours without suffering a defeat, and hopes to raise $1 million to support global chess education for children.

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