9-year-old Oscar Selby on Channel 4's 'Child Genius' TV series in 2013.

Channel 4 showed 9-year-old Oscar Selby (8.9 kyu, Epsom Go club) on Tuesday 18/6/13, in its series 'Child Genius'. The series of 4 episodes (shown each Tuesday at 9pm) follows a competition among 21 highly-gifted children, aged 7-11, run in association with British Mensa, to find the UK's ultimate child genius.

The last 2 episodes are broadcast on Tues. 25 June & Tues. 2 July.

The programme notes for episode 2 start: "Mild-mannered nine-year-old maths machine Oscar, who became the youngest person ever to get an A* in GCSE Maths aged seven, is a competition favourite but, away from the familiarity of maths, how will he fare in the unknown territory of this week's general knowledge round?". Watch the episodes here on 4OD (Channel 4 catch-up).

Each week, 5 children exit the competition. How far can Oscar go?

If Oscar got through round 2, it's possible (but by no means guaranteed) that we may see a Go clip in a later episode, filmed during the 2013 British Youth Go Championship, held at King Edward VI (Aston) School, Birmingham.

Episode 2 also showed Oscar's parents, Natasha Regan (1-dan) and Matthew Selby (3 kyu), and Oscar's other gifted relatives including his uncle Alex Selby (4-dan, Cambridge), and grandparents. Oxbridge would have been proud viewers!

Good luck to young Oscar in the last 2 rounds - Go Oscar!

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