Nigerian-born US Chess Master Tani Adewumi, 11, Trounces 26-Year-Old Challenger


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Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi, the 11-year-old Nigerian-born US Chess Master has kept alive his hope of achieving his dream – becoming the youngest ever Grandmaster – by defeating a 26-year-old fellow Master during a casual meet in a US park.

Adewumi took to Chess aged 7, when he was living in a homeless shelter.

At the age of 8, he won the New York State chess championship for his age group, after defeating well-coached children from rich private schools.

The prodigy, who turned 11 in September, became a Chess Master earlier this year – the 28th youngest person to achieve that title in the United States.

He said he would like to become the game’s youngest ever grandmaster, a record currently held by 12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra.

Adewumi, who claims to be training 7 hours everyday to bolster his chances of hitting his target, made light walk of his 26-year-old rival during a recent casual meet as shown in below video.

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