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From slum to Chess champion: Meet 10-year-old Chess prodigy from Earth’s largest slum Makoko

By Guardian Exclusive
18 June 2021   |   6:44 am
Bullied and abused by his peers because he has cerebral palsy, 10-year-old Makoko resident, Ferdinand Jesuwame, has found an ingenious way to get back at his detractors with his uncanny prowess across the 64 squares of a chessboard. And it’s all thanks to a non-profit organization, Chess in Slums Africa, run by national chess master, Tunde Onakoya.

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