10 May 2007

Twelve year old causes sensation at chess championship

11:12 am on 10 May 2007

Twelve year old Australian, Gene Nakauchi, is the sensation of the Oceania Zonal Chess championship being held in Nadi.

He's unbeaten after five rounds and half a point behind the leading players.

Fiji's top women's player, Kieran Lyons, has suffered a second loss effectively dashing her attempt to earn her Women international Masters title.

In the Open men's there's a four way tie for the lead while in the women's defending champ, Irina Berezina, is well on target to retain her crown.