Marshland St James chess whizzkid Ieysaa crowned Cambridgeshire’s youngest ever county champion

PUBLISHED: 15:30 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:30 24 November 2017

Ieysaa Bin-Suhayl, from Marshland St James, has been crowned Cambridgeshire's youngest ever county champion.

Ieysaa Bin-Suhayl, from Marshland St James, has been crowned Cambridgeshire's youngest ever county champion.

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A chess expert from Marshland St James is celebrating after being crowned Cambridgeshire’s best player – at just 13-years-old.

Ieysaa Bin-Suhayl became the youngest ever winner of the Cambridgeshire County Chess Championships in Peterborough last weekend by winning four of his five games.

He drew his final game – but that was against three-time winner, Andre Timoshenko.

His mum, Tomasina Contu, said: “Ieysaa is delighted to have won this championship having first tried in 2012.

“He is a former England under nine champion, former Italian under 10 champion and former Italian runner-up.

“He has also represented England in the EU Youth Championships, winning bronze, and twice represented Italy in the World Youth Championships.”

Ieysaa goes to Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech and is studying A-Level Physics and Chemistry – despite being three years younger than other A-level students. He also has an A* in A-Level maths.

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