Tunde Onakoya Breaks Guinness World Record For Longest Chess Marathon (pics & video)

He crossed the 58-hour mark at about 02:30 a.m. GMT Saturday, surpassing the current chess marathon record of 56 hours, 9 minutes and 37 seconds, achieved in 2018 by Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad, both from Norway. The Guinness World Record organization has yet to publicly comment about Onakoya’s attempt

Renowned chess master, Tunde Onakoya, who commenced his mission to surpass the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon has reached a 57-hour mark, surpassing the previous record of  56 hours and 9 minutes.

In an arduous effort to raise funds and awareness for providing educational opportunities to underprivileged children across Africa, Onakoya currently aims at reaching the 58-hour target.

The previous Guinness World Record record of 56-hour, 9-minute mark, was set by Norwegian players Hallvard Haug Flatebø and Sjur Ferkingstad in 2018.

According to The Gift of Chess on X who posted at 12:34am on Saturday, “56 Hours Straight. The Record Is SET TO BREAK.”