A YOUNG chess star from Buerton had all the right moves when he finished joint top in the largest chess tournament in the world.
Nine-year-old Conrad Green was one of 70,000 contestants from more than 2,000 schools taking part in the Gigafinals competition at the University of Manchester, where he finished first alongside two other players.
He won category A against highly graded English Chess Federation players to remain un-beaten, winning six in as many games in the tournament.
Prior to the finals, Conrad won first prize and was awarded the title of Supremo as the under-nines champion for Cheshire and North Wales.
Conrad's father, Eliot, who has coached him since the age of four, said: 'He has now acquired the title of Ultimo because of his unexpected victory. He succeeded from being an underdog to win this title.
'Prior to this Conrad took the Junior prize in the Newcastle Congress which was an adult tournament in April.'
Before the Gigafinals, Conrad came joint first with James Bowler from Yorkshire at the Oldham Chess Championship in July.
As the number one player in the under nines category this year, Conrad beat the top player from Nottinghamshire as well as Lincolnshire in March.
At the English Primary Schools Chess Association semi-finals, which were held over two days in Prestatyn, he completed another set of straight six wins.