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'We have done it': Tunde Onakoya reaches 58-hour mark chess marathon

The chess master is raising funds for children's education at the event as he plans to extend the record to 60 hours.

Tunde Onakoya [X, former Twitter]

Onakoya made this known on his X account in the early hours of Saturday. Sharing a photo with the record broken inscribed on it, Onakoya wrote, “We have done it.” “We’re pushing to 60 hours, guys. We’re not stopping yet. Let’s keep going. “We have a fundraising goal to meet for the education of African children around the world. This is our why - the reason we are doing this.

“Let’s demonstrate to the world the incredible power of love. Together, we can make this happen.”

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In 2018, Norwegian players Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad set the previous Guinness World Record at 56 hours and 9 minutes.

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