10-year-old Nigerian refugee becomes US national chess master

A 10-year-old Nigerian Refugee in the US recognized as Tani Adewumi, has officially become a national chess master.

Tani, whose family left Nigeria over the Boko Haram disaster, came into the spotlight in 2019 after winning the 2019 New York chess championship while living in an abandoned center on religious insurance.

Tani’s launch compatible with success and it was confirmed earlier in the year that he will contend in the Chess Club of Fairfield County (CCFC).

The tournament was held on May 1 and Tani grabbed the national title.

Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for New York Times, verified the latest feat on Twitter.

Read his tweet below ;

Remember Tani Adewumi, the Nigerian refugee kid I wrote about 2 years ago who won the NY State chess championship while in a homeless shelter? Now well housed (thanks to you readers!), he just won a championship and is officially a National Chess Master as a 10-yr-old 5th grader!

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