Hawke's Bay Today sent its most experienced player to take on Napier's 6-year-old chess maestro. What followed was a bloodbath on the board. Doug Laing reports.

It could be said there was nothing too startling about the foundation of Napier boy Eyvind Frovjik Moberg's career as a potential national schools chess champion, at the age of six.

Last year he was doing what every young boy does, watching games on YouTube.

It was there, as mum and Napier nurse Katarina relates, he saw a "horse" and watched it "smash" something that had a "cross on its head".

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