Two chess prodigy sisters from Cardiff have taken on the rest of Britain – and proved they are the queens of the board game.
Venetia Sivarajasingam recorded a perfect score to win the overall crown in her age category at the British Championships, which concluded last weekend.
It is a title which has only been won by a girl on a handful of previous occasions.
Her elder sister Shayanna, who also won the under-12s title at the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Glasgow last year, was crowned the British girls under-13s champion.
Venetia, 10, said she was pleased at her success.
“I always try to think positively and say I will try my best, and sometimes it happens,” she said.
“I felt quite nervous but also quite excited before the competition. When I won I felt really proud of myself and happy.”
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