Lagos Chess Academy Founder, Tunde Onakoya Crowned New Chess master, wins 10 Opponents Simultaneously in Germany

A Nigerian chess master and founder of Lagos Chess Academy-Chess In Slum AfricaTunde Onakoya has set a new record winning 10 opponents in a chess game simultaneously in Germany.

Lagos Chess Academy Founder, Tunde Onakoya Crowned New Chess master as he wins 10 Opponents Simultaneously in Germany
Tunde Onakoya

The game was held as a part of the programs to raise funds at the Digital – Life – Design (DLD) conference in Germany.

On Day 2 of the DLD conference in Germany, Onakoya simultaneously engaged 10 players at the same time and won all 10 games.

In a post on the microblogging platform X, Onakoya said:

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.

Tunde Onakoya on DLD Conference

About Tunde Onakoya and his Journey to Becoming a Chess Master

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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.

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