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6 Nov
The American teenager embroiled in an alleged cheating scandal has sued chess world champion Magnus Carlsen and other companies involved in accusing him of wrongdoing. He's seeking "no less than" $100 million in damages.
9 Oct
World champion Magnus Carlsen has called cheating "an existential threat to the game," in comments following his withdrawal from one competition and sudden resignation in another when playing an American teenager.
22 Jul
Magnus Carlsen will not defend his world championship in 2023 against Russia's Ian Nepomniachtchi as he is not motivated to play another match, the Norwegian five-time champion said in a podcast on Wednesday.
26 Feb
India’s teenage chess grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has won praise for a stunning victory over world number one Magnus Carlsen in an online championship.
18 Jun 2021
People with albinism are just like anyone else, with the same lifespan and ability to reach their goals. Watching Onome Okagbare-Majoro and Ameen Olatunji Yusuf better known as Teejay Ameen, two persons living with albinism as they prepare for their shoot with The Guardian Life, it is easy to tell that they are not as different from everybody else as society likes to think.
18 Jun 2021
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.
8 May 2021
A dozen children crowd around plastic tables in the Makoko neighbourhood of Lagos. Intently focused on plastic mats printed with chess boards, the children thoughtfully move pieces on the board as supervisors observe their moves. Nigerian lawyer Tunde Onakoya started the "Chess in Slum Africa" foundation in the Lagos neighbourhood where he grew up to teach children that they can deploy the same strategies they use on the board to achieve their full potential in life.
14 Dec 2020
Scrabble, Chess players lament neglect by administrators
10 Oct 2019
Seasoned chess player Tunde Onakoya started the 'Chess in Slums' project last September in a rundown neighbourhood of Lagos. The goal of the club is to provide a space to play and learn the game for the young inhabitants of the slum, many of whom are not in school and work to support their families. Some of the most impressive players may even have the chance to win sponsorship to get back into education.
5 Sep 2019
Seasoned chess player Tunde Onakoya started the 'Chess in Slums' project last September in a rundown neighbourhood of Lagos. The goal of the club is to provide a space to play and learn the game for the young inhabitants of the slum, many of whom are not in school and work to support their families. Some of the most impressive players may even have the chance to win sponsorship to get back into education.
14 Feb 2018
Ukrainian chess champion Anna Muzychuk will lose her two world titles and pass up substantial earnings by not defending her reign at the world tournament in Riyadh.

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