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Chess Champ Sets Record

Nigerian chess player Tunde Onakoya played a 60-hour game of chess, setting the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon. The 29-year-old played American chess master and coach Shawn Martinez for the duration of the match, which took place in New York City. Guinness World Records allowed for both players to take a five-minute break per each hour of competition, where they were supported with cheers from supporters. Onakoya is the founder of Chess in Slums Africa, a nonprofit that teaches chess to children living in poverty. By setting this impressive record, Onakoya hopes to raise money for Chess in Slums Africa to help children gain chess scholarships to escape poverty.

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