Tani Adewumi wins North American Youth under-12

Tanitoluwa Adewumi
Photo by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation

Tanitoluwa Adewumi has been in the public eye since his story hit the news two years ago. He has also been popular is social media and appeared last year in a Puzzle Rush challenge match on Hikaru Nakamura’s Twitch channel. Since then, “Tani” has continued to make progress and earlier this year, earned the title of National Master. To follow this, over the weekend he won the under-12 North American Youth Chess Championship (NAYCC) provisionally qualifying for the title of FIDE Master.

(Note: According to FIDE regulation .62 on “The Award of Titles,” there is a rating provision to complete the requirement. Tani is an FM-elect.)

With the tournament schedule opening up, we will see what the last quarter of the year brings for Tani.

Tani Adewumi winning under-12 at North American Youth Chess Championships. Photo by Kayodo Adewumi

Tani Adewumi winning under-12 at North American Youth Chess Championships.
Photo by Kayodo Adewumi

Results (under-12): https://chess-results.com/tnr571464.aspx?lan=1
Official Site: https://naycc2021.com/

Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

One Comment

  1. Wow! Strides! I already figured he was a tad underrated by FIDE a couple of months ago because he doesn’t have the FIDE tourneys under his belt. Especially with the pandemic.

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