8 Year-Old Nigerian Chess Champion Lived in a Homeless Shelter

This year’s first-place chess winner in the junior-most division of the New York State Scholastic Champions is eight-year old Tanitoluwa Adewumi. At the time of his March 2019 win, “Tani,” a bright and handsome young Nigerian, was living in a Manhattan homeless shelter.
His family fled religious persecution in Nigeria and for two years had no residence to call “home.” But his high-profile win came with a number of offers, including a car for the family and housing help. People Tani had never met are proud of him and awed at his potential to become one of history’s youngest grandmasters. Click on the link below and be inspired to live beyond any limits your address might suggest.

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