A British schoolboy has been tipped to become the world’s greatest SCRABBLE player after beating the current adult world champion – at the age of 13.
Super-smart Jack Durand stunned judges after beating the current world champion Nigel Richards during an open Scrabble tournament.
Nigel, from New Zealand, is the reigning World Champion but Jack got the better of him during a game at the UK Open Scrabble championships.
Jack, of North Hill, north London, is currently under-14 Scrabble world champion and is ranked 15th in the world at any age.
He also finished fifth at the World Youth Scrabble Championships, which were held in Dubai last month.
Jack said: “It was amazing, Nigel’s really impressive. Of course, everyone knows of him so it was great to meet him and play him.
“I won the first game and I felt elation, I was really happy. Everybody wants to beat a three-time world champion.”
Jack has been playing the word game since he was six and entering competitions since he was nine.
He became the UK’s under-18 Scrabble champion at the National Youth Scrabble Championship last November.