Tunde Onakoya wins SUV after defeating Nord Motors CEO Ajayi Oluwatobi in chess game

Chess guru Tunde Onakoya

Chess master Tunde Onakoya has received an SUV after defeating Nord Automobiles Limited CEO Ajayi Oluwatobi in a chess game.

Breaking the news on social media on Thursday, Onakoya began by recounting how he gave his father his only car before he left for the US in April for the Guinness World Record attempt at Times Square.

He wrote: “Just before I travelled to America, I called my dad and gave him my only car. He had sold his taxi 13 years ago so I could pay for my WAEC and JAMB examination fees. The joy on his face brought tears- it was the least I could do for my parents who sacrificed everything so I could get an education.

“It wasn’t clear how I was going to get a new car without spending a fortune but I had faith.

“Yesterday, I got a call from @OluwatobiAjayiJ, the CEO of @nordmotion, inviting me to his office for a chat and a chess match. During our conversation, he proposed an outrageous deal: if I could beat him, I could choose any car in their showroom for free. Knowing he was a strong chess player from our previous game analyses (Although we had never played before), I accepted the challenge. After about an hour of intense play, I managed to win from a very complex position.”

Onakoya also revealed that he has been named the company’s global brand ambassador.

“This all still feels surreal, but I’m thrilled to announce that I am now a global brand ambassador for @nordmotionmotors and the proud owner of a NORD A7 SUV built and assembled in Nigeria.

“Life really isn’t scripted, and I’m super grateful to be able to use my gift to inspire the world and affect lives positively. This has inadvertently brought a lot of goodness my way too and this love is one I’ll never take for granted,” he said.

Onakoya awaits the confirmation of his 60-hour chess marathon by the GWR as a new world record.