Nine year old Gorak Rajesh is clearing the boards as he prepares to take on his greatest challenge.
The much travelled Chelmsford chess prodigy has been invited to represent England in under-10 section of the World Youth Championships in Brazil in November.
Gorak has also been chosen to join the under-10s England Squad.
Indian-born Gorak, who attends St. Anne’s School became one of the youngest chess champions in the country at five.
Gorak Rajesh Titles
He beat players four years older than himself to take the under-9’s boy’s title in the Norfolk Junior Chess Championships.
Gorak said: “I love chess, but I also like football, rugby, swimming and I read a lot and I like writing poetry”.
Proud father Rajesh Nagarjunan said, “While teaching my wife Jayashree to play chess in Singapore, Gorak, who was only three would try to join in and he picked-it-up so. We signed him up for lessons.
“I can assure you we have not pushed him to play competitively but he can’t wait to go to Brazil.