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In New York City, chess champion sets new world record for 'longest chess marathon'

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2024
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A Nigerian man has set the Guinness World Record for "longest chess marathon" after playing for nearly five straight days. 

Tunde Onakoya, 29, began his 60-hour chess game in Times Square in New York City on Wednesday, April 17, before calling it quits at 12:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, said The Associated Press. 

The previous record was 56 hours, 9 minutes and 37 seconds, and was set in 2018 by Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad of Norway, said the AP. 

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