“You have to just keep going, put in hard work, put determination. That you never lose, that you only learn, because when you lose you made a mistake to lose that game. So when you look back at the game you see what to do next time and then you win! So basically your learning, so loosing is actually a way of winning for yourself.”
Nigeria To The USA On A Dream: Tani Adewumi and his family grew up in Nigeria under the control of a Boko Haram run regime, his family knew they had to escape such a tyrant. While in Africa before they were able to flee to America, Adewumi was intrigued by the game of chess.
By the time he and his family settled into their new lives Tani had developed an intense love for the thought provoking game of Kings and Queens. Which developed into 10-11 hours of practice everyday after school, talk about self-discipline and dedication. All the hard work is paying off, on May 1, 2021 at the age of 10 years, 7 months, and 28 days Tani became the 28th youngest person to become a Chess Master.
Grand Champ is aligned in Tani’s scope next without a doubt in my mind after watching little man speak with humility, joy, and confidence the Chess world is his to own. IMUer’s please watch the videos above and below and get to know Tani Adewumi Chess Master and Author. Please leave us your feedback and be sure to subscribe in the top right corner.
Tani’s Back Story
Source: USA Today
Videos: GMA & ABC News
Cover Photo: Shenzhen Daily
Photo 2: NewsWeek/New York Times