Tunde Onakoya Plays Chess with Young American Boy, Seizes Opportunity to Clinch Victory

Tunde Onakoya Plays Chess with Young American Boy, Seizes Opportunity to Clinch Victory

  • A Nigerian chess maestro engaged in a chess match with a young boy in the United States
  • The video revealed both the Nigerian and American prodigies executing astounding manoeuvres, each intent on securing victory
  • In the end, the Nigerian chess virtuoso found an opening and seized the opportunity to clinch the win promptly

In a captivating chess encounter, Nigerian chess expert Tunde Onakoya faced off against a young American opponent, with both players demonstrating remarkable skill and determination to win.

The match was a showcase of strategic prowess, as each competitor made impressive moves, reflecting their deep concentration and desire for triumph, as shown by @i_amsimplyoluwafemi.

Tunde Onakoya playing chess
The chess master battled it out with young boy. Photo credit: @i_amsimplyoluwafemi
Source: TikTok

Ultimately, it was Onakoya who capitalized on a pivotal moment in the game, swiftly navigating the chessboard to secure a decisive victory.

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Walida Salis, a young lady from Abuja, had a few words on the Nigerian who eventually broke the Guinesss world record.

She said:

“It is good one that he is able to break the record worldwide. Chess is something I have always found it hard to understand but I hope to be able to know how to play it someday.”

Watch the video below:

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

Oluwafemi said:

“Tunde Onakoya is the man that believed that great things can happen in a small place. God helped him to put smile on the faces of children in the slums who would have otherwise remained hopeless.”

User235017312337 wrote:

“Who no understand this we get meeting gather here.”

Margaritaj16 commented:

“Even though I no understand the game, yes he is brilliant. Abi wetin you wan make I talk.”

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Jonathan also commented:

“Nigerian Chess Onakoydayl am giving. But Prognosis that he will become a GRANDMASTER One day. Can't wait to see that D-DAY.”


“Tunde, so you no get small pikin for house? U for allow that kid win na.”


“This boy is brilliant.”

Abiodun Akeem Ayodel:

“What is that they were tapping?”

BBoluUwatife ldowu

Their timer. After you make your move, yoU tap it so your time stops counting.”


“Who win.”


“Tunde Onakoya may God continue to bless you and enrich you, sir you are heading to the top JN.”

Tunde Onakoya undefeated after 20 hours

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.

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

Source: Legit.ng

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