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May 15 - Meet America's Newest Chess Master, 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi



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May 15 - Meet America's Newest Chess Master, 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi
 

 
Tanitoluwa Adewumi, pictured in 2019, just became the newest national chess master in the U.S. at age 10. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images )

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Now, Adewumi practices chess "every day" after school for "10, 11 hours" — and still manages to get some sleep.
His hours of practice have paid off. As a chess player, he describes himself as a bit of an every man, "aggressive" or "calm" when he needs to be, and always thinking ahead.



Source for the haters: visit this link https://www.npr.org/2021/ .. toluwa-adewumi
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 1 month ago '19        #2
FrivolousSports 
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The 2nd coming of Bobby Fischer
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 1 month ago '17        #3
DaQCKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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"Like Carl Brashear diving in a pool of decadence
Baptized in lives of black excellence"

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yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x48
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 1 month ago '16        #5
recycledtwice 
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I wonder which grandmaster he was in his last lifetime...
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 1 month ago '12        #6
Tyrantula 
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Nigerian Excellence
Everything we touch turns to gold
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 1 month ago '04        #7
gh3tto 
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 ReDvIaGrA said
Source for the haters: [/url]
1. youre supposed to post your source in news its not for 'haters'



2. its a shortass article why did you cut it off ?



At the Fairfield County Chess Club Championship tournament in Connecticut on May 1, Adewumi won all four of his matches, bumping his chess rating up to 2223 and making him the 28th youngest person to become a chess master, according to US Chess.

"I was very happy that I won and that I got the title," he says, "I really love that I finally got it."

"Finally" is after about three years — the amount of time that Adewumi has been playing chess. When he started, Adewumi and his family were living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan after fleeing religious persecution by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in their home country of Nigeria.

Now, Adewumi practices chess "every day" after school for "10, 11 hours" — and still manages to get some sleep.

His hours of practice have paid off. As a chess player, he describes himself as a bit of an every man, "aggressive" or "calm" when he needs to be, and always thinking ahead.

"On a normal position, I can do up to 20 moves [in advance]", he says. Keeping all of the pieces straight in his head might seem like a challenge but Adewumi says it's a skill that "when you master, it just keeps coming back."

Adewumi competes against other chess players at all levels. But his favorite match?

"I guess Hikaru Nakamura is my favorite person I've ever played," he says. "He's a grandmaster, a very strong one. He's on the top of the rankings."

Nakamura won that match. But Adewumi takes each loss in stride — and there's always the possibility of a comeback.

"I say to myself that I never lose, that I only learn," he says. "Because when you lose, you have to make a mistake to lose that game. So you learn from that mistake, and so you learn [overall]. So losing is the way of winning for yourself."

Since the last time NPR spoke with Adewumi, his family moved out of the shelter and he's written a book about his life called My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles. That book has been optioned for a Trevor Noah-produced film adaptation with a script by The Pursuit of Happyness screenwriter Steven Conrad.

But Adewumi's journey is not over yet. He says his goal is to become the world's youngest grandmaster. At 10 years 8 months, he has a little under two years to beat the current record holder, Sergey Karjakin, who gained his title at 12 years 7 months.
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 1 month ago '04        #8
gh3tto 
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about three years — the amount of time that Adewumi has been playing chess. When he started, Adewumi and his family were living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan after fleeing religious persecution by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in their home country of Nigeria.
from homeless to chess master

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 1 month ago '15        #9
PineappleOG 
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Watched a video on him this week, one of the best puzzle players in the world, watched a game of his vs Hikaru
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 1 month ago '19        #10
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Gonna show this to my 8 year old. Just got him chess for Christmas and he's already got a chess app on his phone.

This will maybe inspire him
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 1 month ago '20        #11
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I wished I was this smart at 10. Would’ve never paid for no a*s or bought a Saab.

Shoutout to everyone who posts black excellence here knowing it ain’t gonna get much traction like the rampant negativity and foolishness that shouldn’t be clicked upon. sh*t sad but hey. Big ups to Kim Godwin becoming the first Black Female to run a major news network and William Tate IV for becoming the first Black president of an SEC school (LSU).


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 1 month ago '17        #12
2007 
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 1 month ago '05        #13
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Young King


Would be dope if he can make a career out of it. Not sure if pro chess players make good money though?
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 Darknlightened said
Gonna show this to my 8 year old. Just got him chess for Christmas and he's already got a chess app on his phone.

This will maybe inspire him
Even if he doesn’t go to mastery level, Chess is a great game to work the brain and instill problem solving that he will use for life. And when he is ready reading the Art of War is a necessity. Just began to introduce both to my oldest daughter.
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 1 month ago '05        #15
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 pippen33 said
Young King


Would be dope if he can make a career out of it. Not sure if pro chess players make good money though?
I believe only the top top echelon can make full careers from chess like top 1% (example Magnus). Fact is this young man will probably be successful in whatever he does in the future. To get to that level in essentially less than 10 years means the young man has the beyond remarkable intelligence.
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I think all folks should teach their kids chess, great game to get their mind working more so than basic a*s checkers.

Not sure im buying dude plays for 10-11 hours daily, after going to school for what I a*sume is 8 hours but good for little man.
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 1 month ago '15        #17
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 projectd06 said
I think all folks should teach their kids chess, great game to get their mind working more so than basic a*s checkers.

Not sure im buying dude plays for 10-11 hours daily, after going to school for what I a*sume is 8 hours but good for little man.
Chess is great, gives you really strong problem solving skills and patience, also good sportsmanship
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 1 month ago '06        #18
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 Drewsmit said
CHEST MASTER



We celebrate young kings here on BX.
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 1 month ago '06        #19
whammy 
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 Darknlightened said
Gonna show this to my 8 year old. Just got him chess for Christmas and he's already got a chess app on his phone.

This will maybe inspire him
Are you playing chess with him?

It would be a good thing to do.
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 1 month ago '19        #20
Mental Illness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Tyrantula said
Nigerian Excellence
Everything we touch turns to gold
you non American Black people love to shoutout your country while living in America

why can't you get "Nigerian excellence" in Nigeria?
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 1 month ago '11        #21
GrindPOWER$  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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you at 10 was seeing which video game was the best
boy i was the master of chess.
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 1 month ago '18        #22
Mr Tibbs 
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still can’t stay up past 11pm.
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 1 month ago '12        #23
Tyrantula 
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 Mental Illness said
you non American Black people love to shoutout your country while living in America

why can't you get "Nigerian excellence" in Nigeria?
Pretty Pathetic that this is what you got from a Thread about a 10 year old Chess prodigy fleeing persecution and overcoming homelessness. Mental Illness indeed
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 1 month ago '16        #24
ImChillin2Hard 
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That’s what’s up. I haven’t checked in a while, but Magnus Carlsen was the worlds #1 chess player, though I believe he was beaten by a kid not to long ago. I’d love to watch a game between this kid and Magnus. 10 years old?!?! That’s amazing. Chess is a game of intellect, strategy, patience and skill. For a 10 year old to become a chess master is insane, but I’m not surprised because games like chess and scrabble are really popular in Nigeria. if this kid keeps it up he’ll be a grandmaster in no time.
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 Mental Illness said
you non American Black people love to shoutout your country while living in America

why can't you get "Nigerian excellence" in Nigeria?
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