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This Nigerian chess master aims to raise money by playing the longest continuous game

Tunde Onakoya, a Nigerian chess champion and child education advocate, plays a chess game in Times Square, Friday, April 19, 2024, in New York
Yuki Iwamura
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Tunde Onakoya, a Nigerian chess champion and child education advocate, plays a chess game in Times Square, Friday, April 19, 2024, in New York

Update - A few hours after this story aired on Friday April 19th,Tunde Onakoya, the Nigerian Chess master, broke the world record for the longest chess game - at 60 hours straight. He told one journalist he planned to go home and sleep.

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Emmanuel Akinwotu is an international correspondent for NPR. He joined NPR in 2022 from The Guardian, where he was West Africa correspondent.

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