Wandsworth prodigy wipes the floor with competition at world's largest chess tournament

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Wandsworth prodigy wipes the floor with competition at world's largest chess tournament

Postby Community Editor » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:42 pm

A Wandsworth schoolboy is being hailed as England's next top prodigy after he annihilated the field in the world's largest chess tournament.

Ten-year-old Denis Dupuis, who plays for Battersea Chess Club, stormed to victory in his age group section of the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge at the weekend.

The Belleville Primary School pupil won an astonishing nine out of 10 games in the "terafinal" event and drew the other.

Former British chess champion Grandmaster David Howell, who commentated live on the final, described the youngster's win as "very impressive".

Denis's coach, Grandmaster Glenn Flear, added: "It's Denis's enthusiasm and passion for the game that is the real reason for his progress.

"It also goes to show that, despite him concentrating on his busy year for exams, he hasn't lost his touch! May he go onto even greater things!"

The Delancey is a huge UK-wide event with more than 40,000 children entering this year from 1,200 schools.

The first stages began in March and two hundred players eventually made it to the two-day final stage held in Daventry, Northants, including 53 in Denis's U10 section.
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