May 22, 2024

Afrobeat sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has come out to support renowned chess Master, Tunde Onakoya, as he aims to surpass the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon.

Among those who have come out to support Onakoya is Nigerian singer, Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as Adekunle Gold, Nigeria’s Consul-General in New York City, Ambassador Peter Egopija, and Omoyele Sowore among others.

Sharing updates on his X account on Thursday, Onakoya wrote, “Game number 100. 87 against my main opponent #CoachShawnMar. 13 against external challengers.

“We are now 31 hours in, with 27 to go! That puts us officially past the halfway mark. It’s looking possible now. Keep streaming, keep donating.”

The event, which is underway at New York City’s iconic Times Square, started at 10am on Wednesday, April 17, and is scheduled to end at 8pm on April 19.

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Onakoya is engaging in an intense chess marathon, aiming to play for 58 hours without a single defeat.

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

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