close
close

Spectators cheer on the Nigerian chess player during a 60-hour marathon attempt in Times Square

Nigerian chess and education lawyer Tunde Onakoya wanted to break the world record for the longest chess marathon by playing for several days in New York.

Onakoya and New York City-based chess master Shawn Martinez played together for 60 hours, ending after midnight on Saturday, April 20, to break the world record and raise $1 million for chess in slums of Africa, according to the International Chess Federation.

Video filmed by Ogini Na Afio, @ogininaafio, shows Onakoya and Martinez playing in Times Square on Thursday.

Nigerian musician Davido was spotted in the crowd when he was in New York performance at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Ogini Na Afio via Storyful