Meet The 8-Year-Old Refugee Who Won New York State’s Chess Championship (Video)

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian refugee, won the New York state chess championship for his age group.

He and his family have been living in a shelter for the past two years, so one of his chess coaches launched a GoFundMe page for them.

By Tuesday evening, the page had raised more than $180,000. Tani and his family have since moved out of the shelter and into an apartment.

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