Lagos-based Chess Academy Founder, Tunde Onakoya has set a new record winning 10 opponents in a chess game simultaneously in Germany.
According to Gistreel, during a recent conference in Germany, the chess master participated in a competitive event where he faced off against ten opponents simultaneously. Engaging in a dynamic chess match, he moved around against each of the players for about two hours and effortlessly won against all of his opponents.
Tunde Onakoya whose intent was to raise funds for a hundred children in his foundation made his people proud as he shared his victory on the X platform after the intense competition. “On day two of the DLD conference, I played a simultaneous chess match against 10 players at once. After an almost two hour battle of wits ,I managed to win all the games. The Chess exhibition helped us raise enough money to support the education of 100 children in our academy,” he wrote.
Tunde Onakoya grew up in the slums of Oshodi in Lagos state Nigeria. While out of school in his early years, he found his passion for chess from a local player. Onakoya evolved to become a Nigerian chess master and coach. He founded the Chess in Slums Africa. Onakoya has organized a number of interventions for children across slums in Lagos state including Majidun (Ikorodu), Makoko and recently, Oshodi.
The children are engaged in a 2 week’s session that seeks to unlock their potential through the game of chess while learning to read, write and acquire basic literacy skills.