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Homeless refugee wins New York chess championship

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

This is one of my favorite stories I’ve seen in a long time. It’s like a movie plot.

Tanitoluwa Adewumi (nicknamed Tani) came to the United States with his family in 2017. His family is Christian and fled from Nigeria, amid persecution from Boko Haram.

They came to New York City, but have been staying in a homeless shelter.