Maarten Versteven goes to school at the Octopus Primary School in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. He entered the the preliminary round of the quizz without high expections and suprised himself by coming first in the final.
The 12-year-old told journalists that "I practised once a week, so not reallythat much. I like reckoning up with figures and sums. The most boring thing about maths is the calculator. I’m not so good at typing on the calculator”.