THE FMF Under-20 National Chess Championship yesterday crowned a new winner.
Eighteen-year-old Keez Terubea dethroned his elder brother Ronald Terubea to claim the title and walk away with the $1000 prizemoney.
The championship was a family affair for the Nakasi High School student as he outclassed his younger sister Katrina Terubea and later won the final against his sibling Ronald, who was a top contender for the title as defending champion.
Keez managed to outplay Ronald by only half a point to claim the national title.
Ronald settled for second place after winning four out of five games.
Chess favourite Zen Borg had a tough outing and scored 3.5 points to claim the under-18 title.
In the under-14 category, Menash Fareed claimed the title after winning four games.
St Annes Primary School student Jacquelyn Masilomani, 11, walked away with the under-11 title.
The tough competition did not give new women's FIDE Master Hilda Vukikomoala any chance.
Vukikimoala scored three points.
"It wasn't my best performance," Vukikomoala said. "I underestimated the players and I lost concentration."