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JUST IN: Nigerian Chess-in-Slums founder, Tunde Onakoya, returns to heroic welcome

Tunde Onakoya, the founder of Chess-in-Slums, was enthusiastically welcomed back to Nigeria on Wednesday after setting the record for the longest-ever chess marathon, which lasted 60 hours.

He was received at the airport with a heartfelt ceremony that included singing and dancing.

Platinumpost reports that, Onakoya smashed the record set by Norwegian players Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad, who played for 56 hours and 9 minutes in 2018.

The Nigerian Chess Master on April 17 began his attempt to set a 58-hour chess marathon record at the Times Square in New York, United States.

The new record holder said he attempted to raise funds and awareness for providing educational opportunities to underprivileged children across Africa.

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