Tani Adewunmi, a nigerian refugee becomes US national chess master at 10

Tani Adewunmi a Nigerian refugee within the US, has won another chess competition to officially become a national chess player at 10.

Tani, whose family fled Nigeria over Boko Haram crisis, came into limelight in 2019 after winning the 2019 ny chess championship while living during a homeless center on religious asylum.

His story touched hearts and a GoFundMe page was created for him. a complete of $254,448 was raised, which helped the chess prodigy and his family to maneuver into an apartment.

Tani’s success continued and it had been announced earlier within the year that he will compete within the club of Fairfield County (CCFC).

The competition persisted May Day and Tani snagged the national title.

Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for brand spanking new York Times, confirmed the newest feat on Twitter.

According to the US chess federation, the national chess player title is for any player who reaches a “2200 rating”.

The US body overseeing chess competitions adds that “Less than one-hundredth of rated players hold the title. an ingenious Life Master may be a National Master who played 300 games with a rating over 2200” points amassed from games.


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