(CNN)Against the odds, a young Nigerian immigrant proved that hard work pays off.
A homeless 8-year-old, who learned to play a year ago, is now a New York chess champion
Tanitoluwa (Tani) Adewumi, a third grader at P.S. 116 in New York, has won the New York State Scholastic Primary Championship in his age bracket.
That's already an impressive feat in itself, but 8-year-old Tani only learned to play chess about a year ago.