Bill Clinton Set To Meet Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, 8-Year-Old Chess Champion
I’d love to meet you – US former president Bill Clinton tells 8-year-old Nigerian chess player Tanitoluwa Adewunmi.
The young Nigerian made his country proud for being a skilled chess player. His talent has been highly celebrated after he won the New York Chess Championship.
The former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, has expressed his wish to meet with Tanitoluwa at his office.
Adewumi won the top prize in his age category at the New York game.
“Refugees enrich our nation and talent is universal, even if opportunity is not.”
This story made me smile. Tanitoluwa, you exemplify a winning spirit – in chess and in life. And kudos to your hardworking parents. You all should stop by my office in Harlem; I’d love to meet you. https://t.co/zKuQg6zJkg
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) March 19, 2019
The eight-year-old explained that he prepared for the game by practising on chess playing sites.
He said he was introduced into playing chess in class.
According to him, he likes the game of chess because it is a thinking game.
He also noted that his favourite player of all time is his chess coach.