Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has received Nigerian chess-master Tunde Onakoya, who broke the record for the longest chess marathon at Times Square, New York.

The Chess-in-Slums founder broke the record for the longest-ever chess marathon with a time of 60 hours.

Earlier, Tunde was warmly welcomed back to Nigeria on Wednesday with a heartwarming reception with singing and dancing at the Lagos airport.

The chess-athon started at 10am on Wednesday, April 17. During the three-day event, Onakoya engaged in an intense chess marathon, aiming to play for 58 hours without a single defeat. He ended up playing an extra two hours, making 60 hours.

The current Guinness World Record, set by Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad of Norway on November 11, 2018, stands at 56 hours, 9 minutes, and 37 seconds.



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