Homeless boy wins New York State chess championship: ‘I want to be the youngest grandmaster’

A homeless 8-year-old chess prodigy who dreams of becoming the world’s youngest grandmaster recently took home a top prize at a New York chess tournament. Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who goes by Tani, placed first in the kindergarten through third-grade division at the New York State Scholastic Championship last weekend. Tani, who only took up chess about a year ago, overcame immense odds to land the impressive win, …