An eight-year-old Nigerian kid identified as Tanitoluwa Adewumi, has emerged the winner of the state-wide New York’s chess championship in the third-grade category.
Adewumi, who lives in a Manhattan homeless shelter with his family, won the competition with an undefeated performance.
Tani started learning chess last year alongside his classmates. He went on to join his school’s chess club. The club’s organizer waived the fees for him because of his family’s financial situation.