Guinness World Record: Chess Master Tunde Onakoya Undefeated after 20 Hours, Receives N29m Donations

Guinness World Record: Chess Master Tunde Onakoya Undefeated after 20 Hours, Receives N29m Donations

  • Tunde Onakoya's attempt to surpass the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon for 58 hours has received massive support
  • So far, the chess master has received $25,240 (over N29 million) in donations and is unbeaten in over 20 hours
  • The Nigerian's daring attempt is currently ongoing at Times Square in New York City and is scheduled to end on April 19

Chess master Tunde Onakoya is still going strong in his Guinness World Record attempt and is unbeaten after 20 hours.

The Chess in Slum Initiative Africa convener started his attempt on Wednesday, April 17, defeating all his opponents, including New York’s National Chess Master, Shawn Martinez.

Tunde Onakoya receives donations of over N29m, remains unbeaten after 20 hours of playing chess
Tunde Onakoya is undefeated in over 20 hours so far. Photo Credit: @Tunde_OD
Source: Twitter

Tunde updated his X followers about the progress being made and appreciated people for their support.

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His 58-hour chess marathon is underway at Times Square, New York City and is being streamed live via Tiltify.

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy! confirmed Tunde's cause has received $25,240 in donations (over N29 million).

See Tunde Onakoya's tweet below:

Internet users show Tunde Onakoya support

@DavidSamso11264 said:

"You can do it, I join millions to commend you on your quest to beat a Guinness world record of the longest chess marathon to set a new one by playing 58 hours unbeatable in chess and so far your performance has been astounding, we are rooting for you, my best wishes to you Tunde."

@Drmuzoic said:

"Please, I have a question? Does losing any game affect the end result?
"Is it the longest game without loss or just the longest game irrespective of if one is winning or losing?"

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@Lincolneab said:

"If na for Nigeria you do this thing, dem fit say all your challengers are not worthy opponents say they are not actual chess players. 20 hours gone now and nobody don defeat you in their own game. I like how much you believe in yourself."

@NabelTech said:

"Keep the fire burning champ!! I know records are meant to be broken, but Set it so good no one will attempt to break it."

@RitableP said:

"We are all here.
"Victory at last.
"Boss, chess it out and bring it home."

@AdventurousAlec said:

"Keep it moving Tunde!!! Me and my team just donated for your cause. Much love."

Adekunle Gold donates dollars to Tunde Onakoya

Meanwhile, previously reported that singer Adekunle Gold had donated dollars and other items to support Tunde Onakoya's Guinness World Record attempt.

Recall that the music star recently visited the venue where the game was being played to show his support for the Nigerian man physically.

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However, shortly after, news made the rounds that Adekunle Gold’s support did not end there. It was gathered that the music star also made some donations.


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