Tunde Onakoya, a Nigerian chess master, established a new record on Saturday for the longest marathon game of chess.

This was verified by the chestmaster in a post on his official X account.”We have succeeded,” he wrote.Guys, we are trying to reach 60 hours. We are not going to stop now. Now let us continue.”We need to raise the necessary funds to support African children’s education worldwide.

This is the rationale behind our actions, our why.”Let us show the world the amazing power of love.” We can achieve this if we work together.The record set by Norwegian players Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad in 2018—who played for 56 hours and nine minutes with the goal of reaching 58 hours—was surpassed by Onakoya.

The challenge, which is taking place at Times Square in New York City, has already lasted more than 56 hours and a few minutes, and he has already surpassed the previous record holders. According to the new record holder, his goal was to raise money and awareness for the purpose of giving impoverished children in Africa access to education.Onakoya announced that Shawn Martinez, his US counterpart, will be joining him in a statement released by his foundation, Chess in Slums Africa.It said, in part, “A team of two players is needed for this record attempt.

For the challenge, Tunde Onakoya (NG) will take on Shawn Martinez (US). The titles of National Masters belong to both players.Shawn Martinez is a chess coach, a US National Master, and a well-known chess legend from New York City. He presents himself as a formidable opponent. Shawn Martinez and Tunde Onakoya will share the record title.

“The longest period of continuous chess play is represented by this record. Hours, minutes, and seconds are to be mentioned in relation to this record. A two-player team will attempt to break this record, it continued.

Martinez entered the game after roughly 23 hours had passed, setting a new world record.Onakoya’s attempt to smash the record has received support from Nigerians such as Singer Davido, Adekunle Gold, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and President Bola Tinubu.

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