11 Year Old Nigerian Chess Prodigy Trounces 26 Year Old US Chess Master

An 11-year-old Nigerian chess master showed his worth during a casual meet against a 26-year-old fellow chess master in the USA.

Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi, the 11-year-old Nigerian-born US Chess Master has kept alive his hopes of becoming youngest ever Grandmaster in history, by defeating a 26-year-old fellow Master.

The meet happened at a US park. Adewumi took to Chess aged 7, when he was living in a homeless shelter. At age 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.

12-Year old Abhimanyu Mishra, the Youngest Grandmaster In History

Adewumi, who says he trains 7 hours everyday to bolster his chances of hitting his target, made light work of his 26-year-old rival.


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