Tanitoluwa Adewumi, 8, the newly-crowned state chess champion CREDIT: CHRISTOPHER LEE/THE NEW YORK TIMES /EYEVINE. Featured Image
Despite the challenges, when Tanitoluwa showed an interest in playing chess, his mother made sure that he could attend the local club. He has been playing for just over a year, but hours of practice and hard work have paid off – he has just won top prize in his age category at the New York State Chess Championship.
Tanitoluwa and his family spoke to Newsday’s Alan Kasujja about his win.