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Eight-Year-Old Tanitoluwa’s Chess Victory Lands Him New Shelter (Photos)

Eight year-old Nigerian Chess whizkid, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi and his family have moved out of the homeless shelter to a new apartment through the money raised by a GoFundMe campaign.

Concise News understands that the young Chess master who has outwitted his peers in several tournaments has moved into their new apartment with his family.

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According to the New York Times, young Tani, who recently won the New York State Chess championship for his age bracket, got a GoFundMe drive which raised more than 200,000 dollars for him, his parents and brother.

“The family settled on one of the more modest and practical housing offers: An anonymous donor paid a year’s rent on a two-bedroom apartment near Tani’s current school,” the report read.

“The apartment is clean, comfortable and freshly painted, without being luxurious, and the Adewumi’s gaze adoringly at their new kitchen.”

“I want my mom’s cooking again!” Tani mused as he explored the apartment.

Also, there are three movies companies vying to make movies about Tani’s success story.

Tanitoluwa, whose family are taking refuge in a homeless shelter in Manhattan after they fled the Boko Haram insurgency from Nigeria in 2017, won seven chess trophies, including the state tournament, where he outsmart other children.

The young Chess Master went victorious at the state tournament, outwitting children from prominent private schools with various private chess tutors.

However, Tani is now rating 1587 and rising fast and as he is being compared with the world’s best player, Magnus Carlsen, who stands at 2845.

Recalls that Tani story has attracted the former President of America who invited him and his parent to his office, among several other commendations from celebrities across the world.

New York Times
Chess Champion,Tanitoluwa. Photo Credit: New York Times