Saturday, December 29, 2007

83rd Hastings International

The Celebration 83rd Hastings International Congress takes place 28 December 2007 to 6 January 2008.Three players from Bangladesh are participating in the event.They are FM Kh Aminul Islam,FM Abu Sufian Shakil,FM Mehedi Hasan Parag. Tournament details are available on http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Biman chmpion in 1st Division Chess League

Bangladesh Biman became champion in the Dutch-Bangla Bank 1st Division Chess League-2007. Biman earned total 44½ points to clinch the title. In the last round Biman beat Mohakhali Prodip Sangah by 4-0 points. Leonine Chess Club became runners-up. They earned 43 points. Destiny 2000 Limited became 3rd and Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club became 4th position. Destiny and Chittagong Mohammedan earned 38½ points each. In the last round: Leonine beat Dhaka University Chess Club by 3-1 points, Destiny beat i2 soft Solution Ltd. by 3-1 points and Chittagong Mohammedan beat Sonali Bank by 2½-1½ points. Pritan Prijam Chess Club became 5th with 35½ points. Other positions are: 6th-Dhaka University Chess Club, points-25, 7th-Farashgonj Sporting Club, points-24, 8th-Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club, points-24, 9th-Sulatana Kamal Smiriti Pathagar, points-18½, 10-Mohakhali Pradip Sangah, points-18, 11th-Friends Chess Power, points-16, 12th-i2 soft Solution Ltd., points-16, 13th-Toyota Motors Chess Club, points-12 and 14th-Faith Chess Club, points-10½. Players of Biman’s are: GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Reefat Bin Sattar, GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib, FM Mehdi Hasan (Parag), FM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Rezaul Haque. Players of Leonine are: GM Neelotpal Das (India), IM Sriram Jha (India), GM Niaz Murshed, FM Kh. Aminul Islam, Abdul Maleq and Mainuddin Ahmed. Players of Destiny are: IM Enamul Hossain razib, FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed, FM Minhazuddin Ahmed, FM Taibur Rahman, Mohammad Javed and Debaraj Chatterjee. Players of Chittagong Mohammedan are: IM Roktim Bandyopadhyay (India), IM Saptarshi Roy (India), FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman Emon, Mohammad Ali, Saif Uddin Lavlu and Mahmuda Haque Chowdhury Moly. 14 teams participated in the league in round-robin system.

Roll of Honor:

1977, 1981, 1995 & 1996-Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club, 1985 & 1986-Bengal Group, 1984-Bangladesh Ansar, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993 & 1994-Brothers Union Club, 2002-Titas Club, 1997, 2004, 2005-Leonine Chess Club, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 & 2007-Bangladesh Biman.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

1st Division Chess League:Round 11

Leonine Chess Club is maintaining their lead in the points table with 37½ points after end of the 11th round games of the Dutch-Bangla Bank 1st Division Chess League-2007. Bangladesh Biman is in 2nd position with 36½ points. Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club is in 3rd position with 34½ points. 11th round games were held yesterday (Wednesday). In the 11th round Leonine beat Destiny 2000 Limited by 3-1 points. IM Sriram Jha and GM Niaz Murshed of Leonine beat FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed and FM Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny. GM Neelotpal Das and FM Kh. Aminul Islam of Leonine drew with IM Enamul Hossain Razib and FM Faibur Rahman of Destiny respectively. Biman beat Pritam Prijam Chess Club by 3½-½ points. GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Reefat Bin Sattar and GM Abdullah Al Rakib of Biman beat Rahul Sangma, Sohel Chowdhury and Monir Hossain of Pritam Prijam respectively and FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Biman drew with Santu Modal of Pritam Prijam. Chittagong Mohammedan beat Mohakhali Prodip Sangah by 3½-½ points IM Saptarshi Roy and Saifuddin Lavlu of Mohammadan beat Abdur Rashid, Sharif Hossain and Shamsul Kabir Chowdhury of Pradip Sangah respectively. Mohammad Ali of Mohammedan drew with S.A.M. Nasir of Pradip Sangah. Other matches of 8th round are: Farshgonj Sporting Club beat Dhaka University Chess Club by 2½-1½ points, Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club beat i2 soft Solution Ltd. by 3-1 points, Friends Chess Power beat Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathaghar by 2½-1½ points and Toyota Motors Chess Club drew with Faith Chess Club by 2-2 points.
Points after 11th round:
37½-Leonine
36½-Biman
34½- Chittagong Mohammadan
32-Destiny 2000
29½-Pritam Prijam
22-Sonali Bank
21-Farshgonj & Dhaka University
17-Pradip Sangah
16- Sultana Kamal
12½-i2 soft
10-Friends Power
9½-Toyota Motors
9-Faith Chess.
13th or last round games will start today (Thursday) from 11:00 AM at the same venue.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

1st Division Chess League:Round 9

Leonine Chess Club is maintaining their lead in the points table with 32 points after end of the 9th round games of the Dutch-Bangla Bank 1st Division Chess League-2007. Bangladesh Biman is in 2nd position with 29½ points and Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club is in 3rd position with 28 points. 9th round games were held yesterday (Tuesday). In the 9th round Leonine beat i2 soft Solution Ltd. by 4-0 points. GM Neelotpal Das, IM Sriram Jha, GM Niaz Murshed and FM Kh. Aminul Islam of Leonine beat Nahid Parvej, Obaidul Islam Shahin, Amirul Islam Chowdhury and Shahjahan Kabir of i2 soft respectively. Biman beat Toyota Motors Chess Club by 4-0 points. GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Abdullah Al Rakib, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag and FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Biman beat Habibur Rahman Habib, Farhadur Rahman, Abdullah Al Saif and Md. Ibrahim Hossain of Toyota Motors respectively. Chittagong Mohammedan drew with Pritam Prijam Chess Club by 2-2 points. Sohel Chowdhury of Pritam Prijam beat Indian IM Saptarshi Roy of Chittagong Mohammedan. Santu Mondol of Pritam Prijam beat Md. Ali of Mohammedan. IM Roktim Bandyopadhyay and FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman of Mohammadan beat Rahul Sangma and Monir Hossain of Pritm Prism respectively. Destiny 2000 Limited beat Farashgonj Sporting Club by 2½-1½ points. IM Enamul Hossain Razib and Debaraj Chatterjee of Destiny beat Md. Fahim and Prantik Roy of Farashgonj respectively. Abdul Majed of Farashgonj beat Md. Javed of Destiny and Debasish Mukharjee of Farashgonj drew with FM Minhazuddin Ahmed of Destiny. Other matches of 8th round:Dhaka University Chess Club beat Friends Chess Power by 4-0 points, Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathaghar beat Faith Chess Club by 2½-1½ points.
Points after 9th round:
32-Leonine
29½-Biman
28-Chittagong Mohammadan
27-Destiny
25½-Pritam Prijam
19-Dhaka University
17½-Farshgonj, Sonali Bank
16½-Pradip Sangah
10½- Sultana Kamal
9-i2 soft
7½-Toyota Motors
7-Friends Chess
5½-Faith Chess

Monday, December 17, 2007

1st Division Chess League:round 8

Leonine Chess Club is maintaining their lead in the points table with 28 points after end of the 8th round games of the Dutch-Bangla Bank 1st Division Chess League-2007. Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club is in 2nd position with 26 points and Bangladesh Biman is in 3rd position with 25½ points. 8th round games were held yesterday (Monday). In the 8th round Leonine beat Mohakhali Prodip Sangah by 4-0 points. GM Neelotpal Das, IM Sriram Jha, GM Niaz Murshed and Abdul Maleq of Leonine beat Idris Ali, Abdur rashid, Sharif Hossain and S.A.M Naser of Prodip Sangha respectively. Chittagong Mohammedan beat Friends Chess Power by 4-0 points. IM Roktim Bandyopadhyay, IM Saptarshi Roy, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman and Mohammad Ali of Mohammadan beat Delwar Hossain, Nazrul Islam Devid, Asaduzzaman and Abdur Rauf of Friends respectively. Biman beat Faith Chess Club by 4-0 points. GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Reefat Bin Sattar, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag and FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Biman beat Masudur Rahman Bari, Moshtafizur Rahman, Zohirul Islam and Sujan respectively. Pritam Prijam Chess Club drew with Destiny 2000 Limited. Rahul Sangma and Sohel Chowdhury of Pritam Prijam beat IM Enamul Hossain Razib and FM Sk. Nasir Hossain of Destiny respectively. FM Minhazuddin Ahmed and FM Taibur Rahman Monir Hossain and Santu Mondal of Pritam Prijam respectively. Other matches of 8th round are: Farshgonj Sporting Club beat Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club by 3-1 points, Dhaka University Chess Club beat Toyota Motors Chess Club by 2½-1½ points, Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathaghar beat i2 soft Solution by 3-1 points.
Points after 8th round
28-Leonine
26-Chittagong Mohammadan
25½-Biman
24½-Destiny
23½-Pritam Prijam
16-Farshgonj
15½-Pradip Sangah
15-Dhaka University
14½-Sonali Bank
9-i2 soft
8- Sultana Kamal
7½-Toyota Motors
7-Friends Chess
4-Faith Chess

Sunday, December 16, 2007

1st Division Chess League:round 6

Leonine Chess Club is now leading the points table with 20 points after end of the 6th round games of the Dutch-Bangla Bank 1st Division Chess League-2007, sponsored by Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited .Pritam Prism Chess Club is in 2nd position with 19½ points and Destiny 2000 Limited is in 3rd position with 18½ points. 6th round games were held yesterday (Sunday). In the 6th round Leonine beat Pritam Prijam by 2½-1½ points. IM Sriram Jha of Leonine beat Sohel Chowdhury, GM Neelotpal Das, GM Niaz Murshed and FM Kh. Aminul Islam of Leonine drew with Rahul Sangma, Monir Hossain and Santu Mondal of Pritam Prijam respectively. Destiny beat Toyota Motors Chess Club by 3-1 points. Hafizul Islam Chapal of Toyota Motors beat FM Sk. Nasir Hossain of Destiny. FM Minhazuddin Ahmed, FM Taibur Rahman and Debaraj Chatterjee of Destiny beat Farhadur Rahman, Abdullah Al Saif and Ibrahim Hossain respectively. Bangladesh Biman beat i2 soft Solution Ltd. by 4-0 points. GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Reefat Bin Sattar, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag and FM Rezaul Haque of Biman beat Nahid Parvej, Farhadur Imam, Obaidul Islam Shahin and Shahjahan Kabir of i2 soft respectively. Chittagong Mohammadan Sporting Club beat Faith Chess Club by 4-0 points. IM Roktim Bandyopadhyay, IM Saptarshi Roy, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman and Mohammad Ali of Mohammadan beat Masudur Rahman Bari, Moshtafizur Rahman, Zohirul Islam and Nasirul Islam Sangram of Faith respectively. Other matches of 6th round are: Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club beat Friends Chess Power by 2½-1½ points, Farashgonj Sporting Club beat Mohakhali Prodip Sangha by 3-1 points and Dhaka University Chess Club drew with Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathaghar by 2-2 points
Points after 6th round:
20-Leonine
19½-Pritam Prijam
18½-Destiny
18-Chittagong Mohammadan
17½-Biman
14-Pradip Sangah
13-Farshgonj
11½-Sonali Bank
9-Dhaka University
7-Friends Chess
6-Toyota Motors
5½-i2 soft
5- Sultana Kamal
3½-Faith Chess

Friday, December 14, 2007

1st Division Chess League:Round 3

Destiny 2000 Limited beat reigning champion Bangladesh Biman by 2½-1½ points in the 3rd round game of the Dutch-Bangla Bank 1st Division Chess League-2007, sponsored by Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited. Ziaur Rahman of Biman drew with IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Destiny, FM Minhazuddin Ahmed and FM Taibur Rahman Sumon beat FM Mehdi Hasan Parag and FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Biman respectively. GM Abdullah Al Rakib of Biman beat FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny. Pritam Prijam Chess Club is still leading the points table with 11 points.They beat i2 soft Solution by 4-0 points. Leonine Chess Club beat Faith Chess Club by 4-0 points. GM Neelotpal Das, IM Sriram Jha, GM Niaz Murshed and Abdul Maleq of Leonine beat Nasiruddin Mahmood, Masudur Rahman Bari, Moshtafizur Rahman and Zohirul Islam of Faith club respectively. Chittagong Mohammadan Sporting Club beat Dhaka University Chess Club by 2½-1½ points. Kh. Kayes Hasan of University beat Indian IM Roktim Bandyopadhyay of Mohammadan , Moshtafa Manjur of University drew with FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman. IM Saptarshi Roy and Saifuddin Lavlu of Chittagong Mohammadan beat Dewan Md. Riad and Samiun Basir of Dhaka University respectively.Mohakhali Prodip Sangah beat Toyota Motors Chess Club by 3-1 points, Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathaghar beat Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club by 3-1 points, Farashgonj Sporting Club drew with Friends Chess Power by 2-2 points.
Points after 3rd round:
11-Pritam Prijam
10-Pradip Sangah
9½-Leonine
8½-Chittagong Mohammadan
7½-Destiny, Biman
7-Farshgonj
4½-Friends Chess
4-Sonali Bank, Dhaka University
3-Sulatan Kamal, Toyota Motors
2½-Faith and 2-i2 soft.

Asian Junior 2007

Asian Junior championship is now being held in Mumbai,India. Shamima Akter Liza of Bangladesh is participating in the girl's section.18 girls from India,Iran and Bangladesh are participating in the event.Results of the tournament is available on
http://www.indianchessfed.org/
http://www.chess-results.com/

Thursday, December 13, 2007

1st Division Chess League:Round 2

Pritam Prijam Chess Club and Mohakahli Prodip Sangha are sharing lead in the points table with 7 points each after end of the 2nd round games in the Dutch-Bangla Bank1st Division Chess League-2007, sponsored by Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited. 2nd round games were held yesterday (Thursday). In the 2nd round games: Pritam Prijam beat Friends Chess Power by 3½-½ points and Prodip
Sangah beat Faith Chess Club by 3-1 points. Reigning champion Bangladesh Biman beat Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club by 3½-½ points. GM Zaiur Rahman, GM Abdullah Al Rakib, FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Biman beat Gyesuddin Ahmed Mithu, Din Mohammad and Mahbubur Rahman of Sonali Bank respectively. Somak Palit of Sonali Bank drew with FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Biman. Reigning runners-up Leonine Chess Club beat Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathagar by 4-0 points. GM Neelotpal Das, IM Sriram Jha, GM Niaz Murshed and FM Kh. Aminul Islam of Leonine beat Uten, Syed Abdul Zaker, Nasiruddin Apu and Sharmin Sulatan Shirin of Sultana Kamal respectively. Destiny 2000 Limited beat Dhaka University Chess Club by 3-1 points. IM Enamul Hossain Razib¸ FM Taibur Rahman and Debaraj Chatterjee of Destiny beat Alimul Haque Kazal, Dewan Md. Riad and Samiun Basir of University respectively. Sk. Anwar Hossain of Dhaka University beat FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny. Chittagong Mohammadan Sporting Club beat i2 sift Solution Ltd. by 4-0 points. IM Roktim Bandyopadhyay, IM Saptarshi Roy, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman and Mohammad Ali of Chittagong Mohammadan beat Nahid Parvej, Obaidul Islam, Amirul Islam Chowdhury and Shahjahan Kabir of i2 soft respectively. Farashgonh Sporting Club beat Toyota Motors Chess Club by 2½-1½ points.
3rd round games will start today (Friday) from 10:00 AM at the same venue.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

1st Division Chess League: Round 1

The games of the 1st Division Chess League-2007 began yesterday (Wednesday) at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. 14 teams are participating in the tournament, which is being held in round robin system. Reigning champion Bangladesh Biman beat reigning runners-up Leonine Chess Club by 2½-1½ points in their 1st round game. GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman drew with Indian GM Neelotpal Das of Leonine. GM Abdullah Al Rakib of Biman beat FM Kh. Aminul Islam of Leonine, Abdul Maleq of Leonine beat FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Biman and FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Biman beat Mainuddin Ahmed of Leonine. Destiny 2000 Limited drew with Chittagong Mohammadan Sporting Club by 2-2 points. IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Destiny beat IM Roktim Bandyopadhyay of Chittagong Mohammadan, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman of Chittagong Mohammadan beat FM Taibur Rahman of Destiny. FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed and Mohammad Javed of Destiny drew accordingly with Indian IM Saprathi Roy and Md. Ali Chittagong Mohammadan. Mohakhali Prodip Sangah beat Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathagar by 4-0 points, Pritam Prijam Chess Club beat Toyota Motors Chess Club by 3½-½ points, Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club beat Dhaka University Chess Club by 2½-1½ points, Farashgonj Sporting Club beat Faith Chess Club by 2½-1½ points and Friends Chess Power drew with i2 soft Solution Ltd. by 2-2 points.
2nd round games will start today (Thursday) from 3:30 PM at the same venue.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Final standing of Commonwealth Chess

GM Abdulla Al Rakib became 9th with 7.5 points in the Parsvnath Commonwealth Chess Championships which was held in New Delhi from 3-10 December.GM Niaz Murshed became 11th with same point. Another Bangladeshi GM Reefat Bin Sattar became 29th with 6.5 points. FM Kh. Aminul Islam became 95th with 5.5 points and IWM Rani Hamid 209th with 4 points. GM Ramesh R B of India became champion with 8.5 points.

8th Special National Chess Tournament

Ajgor Ali became unbeaten champion in the Grameenphone 8th National SpecialChess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Grameenphone Ltd and organised By Bangladesh Braille Chess Society. Ajgor earned maximum 7 points to clinch the title. Last year champion Kamal Hossain became runner-up and Md Nazmul beacame 3rd.Kamal and Nazmul earned 7 points each. Their tie was broken by tie-breaking system. 11 players earned 5 points each.They are: Ferdous Hasan, Md. Mir Hossain, Md. Abid Hossain, Habibur
Rahman, S.M. Shahin, Md. Sohel Rana, Abu Nayem Mamun, Md. Hasan, Golam Moshtafa and Md. Shaheb Ali.7th or last round games were held yesterday (Monday). In the last round: Ajgor beat Mir, Kamal beat Abid, Nazmul beat Ferdous, Mamun beat Monir. The Prize distribution ceremony was held on Monday at the conference-room of National Sports Council. Mr.Mizanur Rahman Manu, Vice-President of Bangladesh Olympic Association distributed prizes among the winners to present as chief guest. Col.(Retd.) Md. Wali Ullah, Director and C.E.O Bangladesh Olympic Association, Mr. Moin Tarik, Manager, Marketing Communications of Grameenphone, Mrs.Barbro Henrikhson, Advicer, Disability Programme. Mr. Md. Jahangir Alam,President of B.B.C.S. presided the ceremony and Mr. Nazmul Hossain,Vice-President of B.B.C.S. and Mr. Md. Zakir Hossain, Acting General Secretary of B.B.C.S. gave addresses in the ceremony. Total 62 players participated in the 4 days event.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Commonwealth Chess: result after round 5

GM Reefat Bin Sattar earned 4.5 points afer end of the 5th round of Commonwealth Chess Championship.GM Abdulla Al-Rakib earned 4 points.GM Niaz Murshed and FM Kh. Aminul Islam earned 3.5 points each.WIM Rani Hamid earned 2 points.In 4th round Reefat beat WGM Tania Sachdev.Rakib drew with IM Saravanan V,Niaz drew with Saravana Krishnan P,Aminul drew with Swapnil S Dhopade,Rani Hamid lost against Sayantan Das.IM Himanshu Sharma of India is leading the points table with maximum 5 points.

Monday, December 3, 2007

1st Division Chess League-2007

The games of the 1st Division Chess League-2007 will start from 12th December 2007, Wednesday from 3:00 PM at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. 16 teams will participate in the tournament. Teams are: Reigning Champion Bangladesh Biman, Runners-up Leonine Chess Club, Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club,Destiny 2000 Limited, Nrayngonj City Chess Club, Titas Club, Sonali Bank Sports& Recreation Club, Dhaka University Chess Club, Bangladesh Muktijuddah Sangsad Krira Chakra, Mohakhali Prodip Sangsad, Friends Chess Power, Farashgonj Sporting Club, Faith Chess Club, Agrogati Chess Club (Toyota Motors), Prime Life Insurance Company and Sultana Kamal Smirity Pathagar. Teams are requested to to enroll their name with entry and registration fees on or before 9th December and submit their team list on or before
10th December.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Commonwealth Chess Championship-2007

The games of the Commonwealth Chess Championship will start from 3rd December in Delhi, India. 5 Bangladesh players are participating in the tournament. They are: GM Niaz Murshed, GM Reefat Bin Sattar, GM Abdullah Al Rakib, FM Kh. Aminul Islam and IWM Rani Hamid. The Commonwealth Chess Championship will be held in 10 round Swiss-League system and cash prize money will be given to the winners.

to see tournament details click here

Monday, November 26, 2007

IM Razib in 2nd round

International Master Enamul Hossain Razib (Rating-2514) has qualified himself in the 2nd round of the World Cup-2007.He beat 19 seeded player Pavel Eljanov of Ukraine (Rating-2691) by 1.5-0.5 points in a two games match.GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh lost against GM Dmitry Jakovenko(Rating-2710) of Russia by 0-2 point.The games of first knockout stage was held in Khanty Mansiysk on 24th and 25th November.2nd round games will be held from 26-28 November.In 2nd round Razib will play against Evgeny Tomashevsky( 2646) of Russia,who beat Mamedov, Rauf (2582) in 1st round.
to enter the official site of the tournament click here

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Prime Bank 10th International Rating Chess Tournament

Abu Sufian Shakil of Biman became champion in the Prime Bank 10th International Rating Chess Tournament-2007.Mohammad Ali of Leonine became runner-up. Shakil and Ali both earned 8 points each. Their tie was broken by tie-breaking system. Shakil clinch the title and Ali became runner-up. FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Biman became 3rdwith 7½. points. 5 players earned 7 points each. Their position’s are:4th-Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin, 5th-Delwar Hossain, 6th-Anuchuzzaman Jewel,7th-Minhazuddin ahmed Sagar, 8th-Jamal Ahmed. 4 players earned 6½. pointseach. Their positions are: 9th-Mohammad Javed, 10th-Enayet Hossain,11th-Habibur Rahman Sohel, 12th-Shahjahan Kabir. Players earned 6th pointsto get 13th-25th position. They are: Alimul Haque Kazal, Shamsul KabirChowdhury, Siddiqur Rahman, A.B.M. Mahbubur Rahman, Sohel Chowdhury,Zohirul Islam, Amir Hossain, Nahid Parvej, Hafizul Islam Chapal, ArmanMonir, Mohammad Salim, Obiadul Islam Shahin and Nasdiruddin Apu. 9th orlast round games were held yesterday (Sunday). In the last round Ali beat Parag, Shakil beat Javed, Sagar beat Shamsul, Jamal beat Sohel, Robin beatNahid. The prize-distribution ceremony of the event was held yesterday(Sunday) afternoon at the conference-room of the National sports council.Mr. Azam J. Chowdhury, Chairman of Prime Bank Limited distributed prizes among the winners. Mr. Nasiruddin Ahmed, Deputy Managing Director of PrimeBank Limited and Mr. Syed Shujauddin Ahmed former president BCF were present as special guests. Captain (Rted.) Imam Anwar Hossain, President ofLeonine Chess Club presided the ceremony and Mf. Manzur Hossain Zimmu,General Secretary of the Leonine Chess Club gave address in the ceremony. Total 122 players participated in the event and the event was held in 9 round Swiss-League system.

FM Mehdi Hasan Parag is maintaining his lead with 7½ points after end of the 8th round of the Prime Bank 10th InternationalRating Chess Tournament-2007. FM Abu Sufian Shakil and Mohammad Ali are in 2nd position with 7 point seach. Mohammad Javed is in 3rd position with 6½ points. 8th round games were held yesterday (Saturday). In the 8th round Parag drerw with Javed,Shakil beat Jamal Ahmed and Ali beat Shamsul Kabir. 9th or last round games will start today (Sunday) from 10:00 AM at the same venue.

FM Mehdi Hasan Parag is now leading the points table with maximum 7 points after end of the 7th round of the Prime Bank 10th International Rating Chess Tournament-2007.6 players are in 2nd position with 6 points each. They are: FM Abu Sufian Shakil, Mohammad Javed, Mohammad Ali, Alimul Haque Kazal, Jamal Ahmed and Shamsul Kabir Chowdhury. 7th round games were held yesterday (Friday). In the 7th round Parag beat Shakil, Javed beat Enayet Hossain, Shamsul beat IWM Rani Hamid, Ali beat Anichuzzaman Jewel, Kazal beat Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin and Jamal beat Syed Abdul Zaker. 8th round games will start today (Saturday) from 3:30 PM at the same venue.


FM Abu Sufian Shakil and FM Mehdi Hasan Parag are jointly leading the points table with maximum 6 points each after end of the 6th round of the Prime Bank 10th International Rating Chess Tournament-2007.9 players are in 2nd position with 5 points each. They are: Mohammad Javed, Mohammad Ali, Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin, IWM Rani Hamid, Alimul Haque Kazal, Enayet Hossain, Anichuzzaman Jewel, Jamal Ahmed and Shamsul Kabir Chowdhury. 6th round games were held yesterday (Thursday). In the 6th round Shakil beat Robin, Parag beat Anis, Kazal beat Sagar, Javed beat Feroz, Ali beat Siddique, Rani beat Delwar, Enayet beat Mahbub, Jewel beat Alam, Jamal beat Sazzad and Shamsul beat Salim. 7th round games will start today (Friday) from 3:30 PM at the same venue.

3 players are sharing lead in the points table with maximum 5 points each after end of the 5th round of the Prime Bank 10th International Rating Chess Tournament-2007.They are: FM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag and Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin. Anisuzzaman Mallik is in 2nd position with 4½ points. 5th round games were held yesterday (Wednesday). In the 5th round Shakil beat Enayet Hossain, Parag beat Delwar Hossain, Robin beat A.B.M. Mahbubur Rahman and Anis beat T.I. Abdul Latif. 6th round games will start today (Thursday) from 3:30 PM at the same venue.


6 players are sharing lead in the points table with maximum 4 points each after end of the 4th round of the Prime Bank 10th International Rating Chess Tournament-2007 . They are: FM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag, Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin, Enayet Hossain, Delwar Hossain and A.B.M. Mahbubur Rahman. 4th round games were held yesterday (Tuesday). In the 4th round Shakil beat Alimul Haque Kazal, Parag beat Siddiqur Rahman, Delwar beat Junior Champion Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar, Mahbub beat Mohammad Javed, Robin beat Rashedul Hasan and Enayet beat Prince Carol Chowdhury. 5th round games will start today (Wednesday) from 3:30 PM at the same venue.

12 players are sharing lead in the points table with maximum 3 points each after end of the 3rd round of the Prime Bank 10th International Rating Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Prime Bank Limited, association with Bangladesh Chess Federation and organized by Leonine Chess Club . They are: FM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag, Mohammad Javed, Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin, Enayet Hossain, Carol Chowdhury, Alimul Haque Kazal, Delwar Hossain, Siddiqur Rahman, Sk. Rashedul and A.B.M. Mahbubur Rahman. 3rd round games were held yesterday (Monday). In the 3rd round Shakil beat Nasiruddin, Sagar beat Nazrul Islam, Parag beat Zohirul Islam, Javed beat Amir Hossain, Mahbub beat Sohel chowdhury, Robin beat Asaduzzaman, Kazal beat Abdullah Al Saif, Karol beat Ferez Ahmed, Delwar beat Sk. Abdul Muttalib, Siddique beat Nasim and Rashed got walk-over against Arman. 4th round games will start today (Tuesday) from 3:30 PM at the same venue.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Air Destiny champion & Madharipur chess club runner-up in 2nd division

Air Destiny Limited became champion in the 2nd Division Chess League-2007 organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation which was held at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. Madaripur Chess Club became runners-up. Air Destiny Limited beat Madharipur in play play-off match by 5.5-2.5 points to clinch the 2nd division title . Air Destiny and Madharipur earned 24½ points after end of the final round. The play-off match was held yesterday (Wednesday) at Chess Federation Hall-room. Players of Air Destiny are: Aminul Islam Polash, Aminul Islam, Saidul Islam, Kazi Taherul Islam, Almasur Rahman and Tanima Parveen. Players of Madharipur are: Jewel Khan, Faisal Hossain, Amir Hossain, Sazzad Hossain and Md. Omer Faruk. Rajshahi Daba Unayan Sangastha became 3rd with 23 points.
4th- Basir Memorial Chess Club poiints-18½, 5th- Bander Chess Club points-17½, 6th- Mohila Krira & Sangashkritik Sangha, points17 points 7th- Dhaka University Chess Club, points-16½ 8th-Mohabbat Chess Club, points-16½ 9th- Renesa Chess Club of Narsingdi points-16, 10th- Kasparov Chess Club, points-16 11th- Uttara Central Chess Club, points-15½ 12th- Dania Power Chess Club, points-15½ 13th- Bangalayan Chess Club, points-15½ 14th- Anirban Chess School, points-14½ 15th- Alhaz M.A. Karim Daba Club, points-14½ 16th- Habigonj Chess Club, points-13½, 17th-Asad Chess Club, points-13 18th- Bangladesh Braille Chess Society, points-13, 19th- Matuail Protibadi Tarun Samaj, points-11, 20th- Keranigonj Chess Club points-8 and 21st-Monipur Chess Club points-8. Champion Air Destiny and runners-up Madharipur qualified for the 1st Division Chess League of 2008. The 2nd Division Chess League was held in a 8 round Swiss-League system and total 21 teams participated.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

World Cup 2007

World Chess Federation (FIDE) has published the 1st round fixture of the World Cup-2007 which will be held from 23rd November to 17th December in Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia. GM Ziaur Rahman(2497) will play against GM Dmitry Jakovenko of Russia. Jakovenko’s current rating is 2710 and he is a member of Russian national chess team. IM Enamul Hossain Razib(2514) will play against GM Pavel Eljanov of Ukraine. Eljanov’s rating is 2691 and he is also a member of the Ukrainian national chess team. Total 128 top level players from all over the world will partcipate in the 1st round in knock-out basis. Razib qualified from 6th Asian Individual Championship, which was held in September in Philippines and Zia will play as a nominated player of the President of World Chess Federation, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
Official site :http://cup2007.fide.com/round.asp

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tal Memorial Rapid Chess Tournament

GM Abdullah Al Rakib became champion in the Tal Memorial Rapid ChessTournament organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation which was held yesterday (Friday) at the Conference-room of National Sports Council. GM Reefat Bin Sattar became runner-up and FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed became 3rd. Rakib, Reefat and Nasir earned 4 points each after end of the 5th or last round and tie-breaking system was used to break the tie. 12 invited leading chess players including 3 Grandmasters, 1 International Master, 7 FIDE Masters participated in the event. The event was held in 5 round Swiss-League system and cash prizes were given to the winners.

Tal Memorial Rapid Chess Tournament organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation will start today (Friday) from 10:30 AM at theConference-room of National Sports Council. 12 invited leading chess players including Grandmasters, International Masters, FIDE Masters will participate in the event. The event is being held for the birth-anniversary of former World Chess Champion late Mikhail Tal (1936-1992), who was also known as magician of the chess board as he was able to create attack on opponent's king out of nothing. Another former World Champion, Max Euwe declared:"Tal is an exceptional appearance in the chess arena. You better believe me: I've seen a lot of talented chess players in my long career, so I know it" His style is described as 'displaying an execptionally combinative,resourceful and spontaneous power, Tal took his opponent by surprise, harassed him with unsolvable problems, never ceasing to be confident and optimistic, finally won!' His games are fascinating, full of light and optimism, they display confidence in his talent and in the beauty of the chess. Tal himself is alike: cheerful, witty, self-confident. Was Tal an enigma? judging by his style, the impetous and unexpected sacrifices, his extraordinary courage and surprising fantasy he might have been. Grand Master Panov, referring to Tal, once said "each diamond must be polished". No, Tal cannot be polished up. Tal is unique, he is...just Tal

The event will be held in 5 round Swiss-League system and cash prizes will be given to the winners.
Participants are :
1. IM Enamul Hossain
2. GM Abdullah al Rakib
3. GM Ziaur Rahman
4. GM Reefat Bin Sattar
5. FM Kh.Aminul Islam
6. FM Sk.Nasir Ahmed
7. FM Abu Sufian Shakil
8. FM Md. Taibur Rahman
9. FM Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagor
10. FM Mehedi Hasan Porag
11. Mohammed Javed
12. Mohammad Ali

Sunday, October 28, 2007

2nd division chess league-2007

2nd Division Chess League-2007, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation will start from 6th November, Tuesday from 3:00 PM at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. It's an open event for all team. Interested team can enroll their name on or before 4th November 2007, Sunday at Bangladesh Chess Federation Office (2nd floor, National Sports Council, 62/3 Purana, Paltan,Dhaka-1000). The 2nd Division Chess League will be held in Swiss-League system and top 2 (Two) teams will be qualified for the 1st division league for the year 2008.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

IM Enamul Hossain in World Cup

International Master Enamul Hossain Razib has Qualified himself for the World Cup Chess Championship which will be held in Russia from 23rd November to 17 December.Razib became 10th in the VI Asian Individual Chess Championship-2007 which was held at Cebu City in Philippines. Razib and other 9 players were qualified from this event. GM Zhang Pengxiang of China became champion and GM Wang Hao became runner-up with 8 points each.Total 72 players including 29 Grandmasters participated in the event.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Rapid Chess Tournament-October

GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman became unbeaten champion in the Rapid Chess Tournament, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation which was held in Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. Zia earned 6½ points to clinch the title. IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan became unbeaten runner-up with 6 points. Three players earned 5½ points each and their positions are: 3rd-FM Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny, 4th-GM Abdullah Al Rakib of Biman and 5th-FM Kh. Aminul Islam. 9 players earned 5 points each and got 6th-14th positions. They are: FM Abu Sufian Shakil, Arman Monir, Monir Hossain, Enayet Hossain, FM Mehdi Hasan, Shamsul Kabir Chowdhury, FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed, FM Rezaul Haque and Aminul Islam Polash. 5th, 6th and 7th round games were held yesterday (Monday). In the 7th round: Zia beat Arman, Razib beat Shakil, Amin drew with Sagar, Rakib beat Labu, Nasir beat Jamal, Polash beat Taibur, Parag beat Sawpan, Reza beat Kazal, Monir beat Zahid, Kabir beat Sohel and Enayet beat Afzal. The event was held in 7 round Swiss-League system and total twenty thousand taka cash prizes were given to the winners.


Rapid Chess Tournament, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation will start today (Sunday) from 3:30 PM at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. It is an open event for all chess players.Interested players can enroll their name today before start the games at playing venue. The event will be held in Swiss-League system and cash prizes will be given to the winners.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Pragati Insurance Open Rating Chess-2007

FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Destiny became unbeaten champion in the Pragati Insurance Open International Rating Chess Tournament-2007, organized by Leonine Chess Club, which was held at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. Shakil earned 7½ points. National Junior Champion Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny became runner-up with same points. Two players earned 7 points each and their positions are: 3rd-FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Biman, 4th- Sohel Chowdhury of N.Gonj. 7 players earned 6½ points each and became 5th to 11th . They are: 5th-FM Kh. Aminul Islam, 6th-Mohammad Javed, 7th-Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin, 8th-Md. Alamgir Hossain, 9th-Monir Hossain, 10th-FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman Emon, 11th- Md. Siddiqur Rahman. 10 players earned 6 points each and became 12th to 21st . They are: Arman Monir, Mizanur Rahman, Masuda Begum, S.A.M. Nasir, Md. Sharif Hossain, Mohammad Hafizul Islam Chapal, Md. Enayet Hossain, Aminul Islam Polash, Mohammad Shameem and Sawkat.Prize distribution ceremony was held yesterday (Saturday). Mr. A.K.M. Rafiqul Islam, Managing Director of Pragati Insurance Company Limited and former Minister Mr. Shafiqul Gani Sawpan distributed prizes among the winners. Capt. (Rted.) Imam Anwar Hossain, President of Leonine Chess Club presided the ceremony and former President of Bangladesh Chess Federation Mr. Syed Shujauddin Ahmed and Mr. Monjur Hossain Zimmu, General Secretary gave addresses in the ceremony.
Last round games were held yesterday. In the last round: Shakil drew with Sohel, Sagar beat Amin, Parag drew with Alamgir, Emon drew with Robin.


FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Destiny is maintaining his lead in the points table with 7 points after end of the 8th round games of the Pragati Insurance Open International Rating Chess Tournament. 4 players are sharing 2nd position with 6½ points each. They are:FM Kh. Aminul Islam, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Biman, Minhazuddin Ahmed of Destiny, Sohel Chowdhury of N.Gonj. FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman Emon of B.A.D.C., Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin of Pradip Sangha, Mizanur Rahman Labu of Farasgonj and Md. Alamgir of Norail are in 3rd position with 6 points each. 8th round games were held yesterday (Thursday) at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. In the 8th round games: Shakil drew with Amin, Parag drew with Sagar, Sohel beat Arman, Emon beat Javed, Monir drew with Polash, Debaraj drew with Shameem, Robin beat Delu, Labu beat Mithu and Alamgir beat Chapal. 9th or last round games will start tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:30 AM at the same venue and Prize giving ceremony will be held on 4:00 PM.

Abu Sufian Shakil of Destiny is now leading the point table with 6½ points after end of the 7th round games of the Pragati Insurance OpenInternational Rating Chess Tournament-2007, organized by Leonine Chess Club. FM Kh. Aminul Islam, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Biman, and Minhazuddin Ahmed of Destiny are in 2nd position with 6 points each. Mohammad Javed of Destiny, Sohel Chowdhury of N.Gonj and Arman Monir of Titas are in 3rd position with 5½ points each. 7th round games were held yesterday(Wednesday) at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. In the 7th round games: Shakil beat Javed, Amin beat FM Emon, Parag beat Labu, Sagar beat Robin, Sohel beat Siddique and Arman beat Liza. 8th round games will start today (Thursday) at 3:30 PM at the same venue.

3 players are sharing lead in the points table with maximum 4 points each after end of the 4th round of the Pragati Insurance Open International Rating Chess Tournament-2007. They are: FM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag & Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar.4 players are in 2nd position with 3½points each. They are: FM, Kh. Aminul Islam, Mohammad Javed, Sohel Chowdhury, Arman Monir and Tarik. In the 4th round games: Amin drew with Sohel, Shakil beat Enayet, Parag beat Robin, Sagar beat Monir, Javed beat Alamgir, Arman beat Debaraj and Tarik beat Santa. 5th round games will held today (Monday) at 3:30 PM at the same venue.

9 players are sharing lead in the points table with maximum 3 points each after end of 3rd round. They are: FM Kh. Aminul Islam,FM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag,Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar, Sohel Chowdhury, Monir Hossain, Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin, Enayet Hossain and Alamgir Hossain.In the 3rd round games: Amin beat Naser, Shakil beat Delu, Parag beat Mahbub, Sagar beat Dinayet, Monirbeat Faisal, Enayet beat Saif, Robin beat Bappi,Alamgir beat Ashraq. 4th round games will held today(Sunday) at 3:30 PM at the same venue.

23 players are sharing lead in the points table including FM Kh. Amin, FM Shakil, FM Parag, Sagar, Javed, Sohel, Monir, Robin, Enayet, Saif, Alamgir,Bappi, Nasir, Bikas, Santa, Delu, Tarik, Mahbub, Chapal, Dinayet and Ashfaq with maximum 2 points each after end of 2nd round of the Pragati Insurance Open International Rating Chess Tournament-2007, organized by Leonine Chess Club. 2nd round games were held yesterday (Friday) at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. In the 2nd round games: Amin beat Amirul, Shakil beat Shahjahan,Javed beat Sharif, Parag beat Asad, Sagar beat Rauf, Monir beat Farid.3rd round games will held today (Saturday) at 3:30 PM at the same venue.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Grand Master title for Abdullah Al Rakib!!


World Chess Federation (FIDE) has approved the Grandmaster title of National Champion Abdullah Al Rakib in the 3rd quarter Presidential Board Meeting of FIDE which was held in 13-14 September in Mexico city. FIDE Elishta (Russia) office confirmed his GM title yesterday (Tuesday) to Bangladesh Chess Federation by e-mail. Rakib is the 4th grandmaster of the country. Other three GM’s are: Niaz Murshed (got title-1987), Ziaur Rahman (2002) and Reefat Bin Sattar (2006). Rakib achieved his 1st norm from 2nd Aisan Individual Championship at Kolkata in 2001, 2nd norm from Leonine Chess Club GM’s Chess Tournament at Dhaka in 2004 and the final norm from Mercantile Bank 33rd National Chess Championship at Dhaka in 2007.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Leonine Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament-2007

Leonine Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament-2007, organized by Leonine Chess Club will start from 27th September, Thursday from 3:00 PM at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. It is an open event for all chess players and interested players can enroll their name on or before 26th September, Wednesday at Bangladesh Chess Federation office. The event will be held in Swiss-League system and prize money will be given to the winners.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Asian Zonal Chess Championship-2007, Men & Women, Zone-3.2

GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly of India became unbeaten champion in the Men section of the Asian Zonal Chess Championship-2007 for Men & Women, Zone 3.2, sponsored by Shadharan Bima Corporation and Habib Bank Limited and organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation which was held at the conference-room of National Sports Council. Ganguly earned 9 points to clinch the title. Indian IM G.N. Gopal became runner-up with same points. 11th or last round games were held (Yesterday) at the conference room of the National Sports Council. In the last round Ganguly beat Shrestha Keshav of Nepal and Gopal beat IM Abdullah Al Rakib. Ganguly and Gopal both earned 9 points each after end of the 11th or last round games. Play-off match broke their tie by Rapid Chess format. Ganguly beat Gopal by 2-0 points in the play-off match. Ganguly is qualified for the 1st round of the World Cup Chess Championship, which will be held in Siberia in November. Indian G. Rohit became 3rd with 8 points. Gopal achieved an 11 games Grandmaster norm and Rohit achieved 9 games grandmaster norm from this event and it’s the 3rd or last norm for both players. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy of India became 4th with 7 points, International Master Enamul Hossain Razib became 5th with 6 points, IM Abdullah Al Rakib became 6th with 5½, GM Reefat Bin Sattar became 7th with 5½ points, FM Kh. Aminul Islam became 8th with 4½ points, Tunveer Gillani of Pakistan became 9th with 4½ points, IM Suvrajit Saha became 10th with 3½ points, Athula Russell became 11th with 2 points and Shrestha Keshav of Nepal became 12th with 1½ points. In the last round games: Deepan beat Russell, Rohit beat Kh. Amin, Tunveer beat Suvrajit and Razib drew with Reefat. Women Grandmaster D. Harika of India became champion in the women section with 7 points and WGM Swathi Ghate of India became runner-up with 6 points. The prize Distribution was held yesterday (Friday) at the same venue. Honorable Adviser Ministry of the Youth and Sport Mr. Tapan Chowdhury distributed prizes among the winners. Mr. Md. Abdus Salam Khan, President of Bangladesh Chess Federation and Secretary of the Ministry of Establishment of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh was presided the ceremony. Mr. Ilyus Ahmed , Managing Director of Sadharan Bima Corporation and Mr. Abdul Hayee, Vice President and Country Manager of Habib Bank Limited were present as special guests. Mr. Jamilur Rahman, General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation gave address. Total Five thousand us dollars were given to the winners as prize money. Champion Ganguly and Runner-up Gopal got eight hundred fifty US dollars each. Rohit got five hundred dollars, Deepan got three hundred, Razib, Rakib and Reefat got two hundred dollars each, Amin and Tunveer got one hundred dollars each. In the Women section Champion Harika got six hundred dollars, Swathi got four hundred dollars, Tania got three hundred fifty dollars, Rani Hamid got two hundred fifty dollars and Shirin got one hundred fifty dollars. 12 players from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh including 3 grandmasters, 4 International Masters and 1 FIDE Master participated in the Men section and 5 players including 3 women grandmasters from India and 2 players from Bangladesh participated in the Women section.

IM G.N. Gopal and GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly are jointly leading with 8 points each after end of the 10th round games in the Men section of the Asian Zonal Chess Championship-2007 for Men & Women, Zone 3.2, sponsored by Shadharan Bima Corporation and Habib Bank Limited and organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation. Gopal has achieved 10 games Grandmaster norm and Rohit 9 games grandmaster norm from this event. These are 3rd and last norm for the both players. 10th round games were held yesterday (Thursday). In the 10th round games Gopal beat Rohit and Ganguly beat IM Suvrajit Saha. All 4 Bangladeshi players won their 10th round games. IM Enamul Hossain Razib beat Indian Grandmaster Deepan Chakkravarthy, GM Reefat Bin Sattar beat Shrestha Keshav of Nepal, FM Kh. Aminul Islam beat Tunveer Gillani of Pakistan and IM Abdullah Al Rakib beat Russell M.K.A. of Sri Lanka. Women Grandmaster D. Harika of India became champion in the women section with 7 points and WGM Swathi Ghate of India became runner-up with 6 points. WGM Tania Sachdev of India became 3rd with 5.5 points, IWM Rani Hamid became 4th with 3 points and Sharmin Sultana Shirin became 5th with 0.5 points.
10th or last round games of women section were held Wednesday. In the last round Harika beat Swathi and Tania beat Rani Hamid. Points after 10th round in the Men Section: 8-Ganguly, Gopal, 7-Rohit, 6-Deepan, 5½-Rakib, Razib & Reefat, 4½-Amin, 3½-Tunveer & Suvrajit, 2-Russell and 1½- Keshav. 11th or last round games of the Men section will start today (Friday) from 10:00 AM at the same venue. Prize Distribution will be held from 5:00 PM at the same venue. Honorable Adviser Ministry of Youth and Sport Mr. Tapan Chowdhury will distribute prizes among the winners .

IM G.N. Gopal and G. Rohit of India are jointly leading with 5½ points each after end of the 7th round games in the Men section of the Asian Zonal Chess Championship-2007 for Men & Women, Zone 3.2, sponsored by Shadharan Bima Corporation and Habib Bank Limited and organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation. GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly is in 2nd position with 5 pointa. 7th round games of Men section and 8th and 9th round games of women section were held yesterday (Tuesday) at the Conference-room of National Sports Council. In the 7th round games of Men Section Gopal drew with IM Enamul Hossain Razib, GM Reefat Bin Sattar drew with GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Rohit beat Shrestha Keshav of Nepal, FM Kh. Aminul Islam beat Russell M.K.A. of Sri Lanka, IM Abdullah Al Rakib drew with IM Suvrajit Saha of India. In the 8th round games of Women section IWM Rani Hamid beat Sharmin Sultana Shirin and Swathi Ghate beat WGM Tania Sachdev of India. 9th round games of women section Harika beat Shirin and Swathi beat Rani Hamid.


Points after 7th round in the Men Section: 5½-Gopal, Rohit, 5-Ganguly 4-Deepan, 3½-Rakib, Razib, Amin, Suvrajit, 3-Gillani, 1½- Kh. Amin and 1-Keshav.


Three players are sharing lead with 3 points each in the men section after end of the 4th round games of the Asian Zonal Chess Championship-2007 for Men & Women, Zone 3.2, sponsored by Shadharan Bima Corporation and Habib Bank Limited and organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation. They are IM G N. Gopal, IM Suvrajit Saha of India and Tunveer Gillani of Pakistan. 4th round games of Men section and 4th and 5th round games of women section were held yesterday (Sunday) at the Conference-room of National Sports Council. In the 4th round games of Men Section Gopal beat Tunveer, Suvrajit beat Russell M.K.A. of Sri Lanka, GM Reefat Bin Sattar beat IM Abdullah Al Rakib, IM Enamul Hossain Razib drew with Shrestha Keshav of Nepal, GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly of India drew with G. Rohit of India, GM Deepan Chakkravarthy beat FM Kh. Aminul Islam. In the 4th round games of women section WGM D. Harika of India beat Sharmin Sulatan Shirin and WGM Swathi Ghate beat IWM Rani Hamid. In the 5th round games of the women section Rani Hamid played with WGM Tania Sachdev and Harika played with Swathi.

Points after 4th round in the Men Section: 3-Gopal, Suvrajit, Gillani, 2½-Ganguly & Rohit, 2-Reefat, Rakib, Deepan, 1½-Enamul, 1- Kh. Amin, Keshav and ½-Russell.


Round 5(on 27/08/07 at 10 AM): Hossain Enamul vs Kh Aminul Islam,Russel M.K.A vs Shrestha Keshav,Gopal G N vs Suvrojit Saha,Rohit G vs Gillali Tunveer M.D,Abdullah Al Rakib vs Ganguly Surya Shekhar,Chakkravarty Deepan vs Reefat Bin Sattar.

Round 6(on 27/08/07 at 3.30 PM): Kh Aminul Islam vs Reefat Bin Sattar, Ganguly Surya Shekhar vs Chakkravarty Deepan, Gillali Tunveer M.D vs Abdullah Al Rakib, Suvrojit Saha vs Rohit G, Shrestha Keshav vs Gopal G N, Hossain Enamul vs Russel M.K.A.


Tunveer Gillani of Pakistan is now leading the point table with maximum 3 points after end of the 3rd round games in the Men section of the Asian Zonal Chess Championship-2007 for Men & Women, Zone 3.2, sponsored by Shadharan Bima Corporation and Habib Bank Limited and organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation . 2nd and 3rd round games were held yesterday (Yesterday) at the Conference-room of National Sports Council. In the 2nd round games Tunveer beat IM Enamul Hossain Razib, IM Suvrajit Saha beat Shrestha Keshav of Nepal, G.N. Gopal of India beat GM Reefat Bin Sattar, Athula Russal drew with GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly, FM Kh. Aminul Islam drew with IM Abdullah Al Rakib and GM Deepan Chakkravarthy drew with G. Rohit. In the 3rd round games: Tunveer beat Athula Russell, Enamul Hossain Razib beat Suvrajit Saha and G. Rohit beat Reefat Bin Sattar. Surya Shekhar Ganguly played against G.N. Gopal, Kh. Aminul Islam played against Shrestha Keshav and Abdullah Al Rakib played against Deepan Chakkravarthy. In the women section WGM D. Harika of India is leading the point table with maximum 2 points after end of the 2nd round games. In the 2nd round Harika beat IWM Rani Hamid and Sharmin Sultana Shirin drew with WGM Tania Sachdev of India.

4th round games(on 26/08/07 at 3.30 PM): Kh Aminul Islam vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Reefat Bin Sattar vs Abdullah Al Rakib, Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Rohit G, Tunveer Gillani vs G N Gopal, Suvrojit Saha vs Russel M.K.A, Sreshtha Keshav vs Hossain Enamul.

The Asian Zonal Chess Championship-2007 for Men & Women, Zone 3.2, sponsored by Shadharan Bima Corporation and Habib Bank Limited and organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation began yesterday (Friday) at the Conference-room of National Sports Council. 12 players including 3 grandmasters, 4 International Masters and 1Fide Master are participating in the Men Section and 5 players including 3 women grandmasters and 1 Woman International Master are participating in the women section. In the 1st round games: GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly of India beat IM Enamul Hossain Razib, GM Reefat Bin Sattar beat Ahthula Russal of Sri Lanka, IM Shuvrajit Saha of India beat FM Kh. Aminul Islam and Tunveer Gillani of Pakistan beat Shrestha Keshav. IM Abullah Al Rakib drew with G. Rohit of India, GM Deepan Chakraborty of India drew with G.N. Gopal of India. In the women section WGM D. Harika of India beat WGM Tania Sachdev of India and WGM Swathi Ghate beat Sharmin Sulatan Shirin.2nd and 3rd round games will held today(Saturday) at the same venue.

Round 2 games(will start at 10AM on 25.08.2007):Kh. Aminul Islam vs Abdulla al Rakib,Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Rohit G,Reefat Bin Sattar vs G N Gopal,Ganguly Surya Sekhar vs Russel M.K.A,Gillani Tunveer M.D vs Enamul Hossain,Suvrojit Saha vs Shrestha Keshav.

Round 3 games(will start at 3.30PM on 25.08.2007): Srestha Keshav vs Kh Aminul Islam,Hossain Enamul vs Suvrojit Saha,Russel M.K.A vs Gillani Tunveer M.D,Gopal G N vs Ganguly Surya Sekhar,Rohit G vs Reefat Bin Sattar,Abdulla al Rakib vs Deepan Chakkravarty.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

GM Zia & FM Parag in Malaysian Open

GM Ziaur Rahman became 3rd in the 4th Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open chess.He has earned 8 points after end of the 11th or last round.FM Mehedi Hasan Parag became54th.In last round game Zia drew with Li Chao,Parag lost against Kojima, Shinya.LI Chao became champion with 9 points.


GM Ziaur Rahman earned 7½ points and FM Mehdi Hasan Parag earned 5 points after end of the 10th round games of the 4th Dato Arthur Tan Malaysian Open Chess.Li Chao is leading the point table with 8½ points.Ziaur Rahman and Wan,Yunguo is in 2nd position with 7½ points each.

GM Ziaur Rahman earned 5½ points and FM Mehdi Hasan Parag earned 3 points after end of the 7th round games of the 4th Dato Arthur Tan Malaysian Open Chess Championship-2007, now being held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

GM Ziaur Rahman earned 4.5 points and and FM Mehdi Hasan Parag earned 3 points after end of the 6th round games of the 4th Dato Arthur Tan Malaysian Open Chess Championship-2007.

GM Ziaur Rahman and FM Mehdi Hasan Parag earned 1.5 points each after end of the 2nd round games of the 4th Dato Arthur Tan Malaysian Open Chess Championship-2007, which began from yesterday (Tuesday) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Zia and Parag both won their 1st round game and drew 2nd round game. Total 87 players including 6 grandmasters and 11 International Masters from several countries are participating in the event.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Razib gets his second GM norm

17 Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival, Master Tournament-2007

IM Enamul Hossain Razib achieved his 2nd grandmaster norm from the Master Tournament of the 17th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival held in Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. Razib earned 6 points out of 9 games and got 9 round grandmaster norm. He achieved his 1st grandmaster norm from 35th Chess Olympiad 2002 at Slovenia. Razib became 10th and got five hundred US dollars as prize money. In the last round Razib beat IM Mahjoob Morteja of Iran to achieve the norm . GM Amin Bashem of Egypt became champion with 7 points and GM Ashot Anastasian from Armenia became runner-up with same points. Total 70 players from 22 countries including 23 grandmasters & 11 International Masters participated in the event.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Interested in Sponsoring a Chess Event?

Proposal for Sponsorship in Chess
Prepared By: FIDE Master Taibur Rahman Sumon on behalf of Association of Chess Players Bangladesh (ACPB)

Chess is one of the main sports of Bangladesh, which has earned lots of international recognition and pride. Bangladesh has the record of producing first Grand Master (highest chess title) in this South Asia. Recently Bangladesh has obtained 35th Position among the 140 participating countries in the World Chess Olympiad and placed second in South Asia just behind the chess giant India. Basic statistics of Bangladesh chess is given below:

#Total Internationally Rated Player :325
#Grand Master :4
#International Master :2
#Woman International Master :1
#FIDE Master :10
#Woman FIDE Master number : 4


Corporate sponsorship in chess is rarely available in our country, which is the key for success of Indian chess. Though chess in Bangladesh gets huge attention from electronic and print media, sponsorship in chess is limited to very few organizations. United Insurance Company Limited, Prime Bank Ltd, Dutch Bangla Bank Ltd., Standard Chartered Bank, Beximco group, Maan Bangladesh, Bangladesh Biman, Destiny 2000 etc are/were the main sponsors in chess. Bangladesh Chess Federation organizes many chess events through out the year such as:

# National Chess Championship
# National Women Chess Championship
# National Junior (under 20) Chess Championship
# National Sub-Junior (under 16) Chess Championship
# First Division Chess League (16 Teams round Robin)
# Second Division Chess League-open team event
# International Grand Master Chess Tournament
# International Master Chess Tournament
# FIDE Rating Tournament
# School Tournament etc.

Chess Federation sometimes gets sponsorship for those tournaments (not regularly).

Area of Possible Sponsorship for your Organization:

1. Sponsoring a big International Grand Masters Chess Tournament (Approximate Budget is 20,00,000/-BDT with more than 4 foreign country participants)

2. Sponsoring a small International Grand Masters Chess Tournament (Approximate Budget is 15,00,000/-BDT)

3. Sponsoring a big International Masters Chess Tournament (Approximate Budget is 6,00,000/-BDT)

4. Sponsoring a big International FIDE rating Chess Tournament (Approximate Budget is 3,00,000/-BDT)

5. Sponsoring Top individual National Chess Players (Approximate Budget is 5,00,000/-BDT annually)

6. Sponsoring Top Junior Chess Talents (Approximate Budget is 2,00,000/-BDT annually)
Participating in the First Division Chess League (Approximate Budget is 10,00,000/-BDT annually to fight for the championship)

7. Participating in the First Division Chess League (Approximate Budget is 5,00,000/-BDT annually to fight for the place 3-4)

8. Sponsoring a big International School Chess Tournament (Approximate Budget is 5,00,000/-BDT)

9. Sponsoring a big National School Chess Tournament (Approximate Budget is 2,00,000/-BDT)

10. Sponsoring a Permanent Chess Training School (Approximate Budget is 4,00,000/-BDT Annually)

11. Sponsoring a Short term (2 months) Chess Training Camp for top players (Approximate Budget is 2,00,000/-BDT )

12. Sponsoring a Short term (2 months) Chess Training Camp for top Women players (Approximate Budget is 2,00,000/-BDT)

13. Sponsoring a Short term (2 months) Chess Training Camp for Junior players (Approximate Budget is 1,00,000/-BDT)

14. Sponsoring a Nation wide Chess talent Hunt Program followed by a Short term Chess Training Camp for selected players with a foreign tour for the selected talents (Approximate Budget is 20,00,000/-BDT)

15. Sponsoring a National Mobile Chess Tournament (Approximate Budget is 5,00,000/-BDT)- Games will be held through cell phone.

16. Sponsoring a Weekly TV Chess Training Program (Approximate Budget is 10,00,000/-BDT Annually)

17. Sponsoring a TV Chess game between a top player and the audience (Approximate Budget is 10,00,000/-BDT)

18. Sponsoring a Man Vs Machine Chess Event (Approximate Budget is 2,00,000/-BDT)
Sponsoring a Grand Prix Rapid Chess Event

19. Sponsoring a new chess event named Bangladesh Chess Challenge (Knock out championship format where players from whole country can participate)

Friday, August 3, 2007

Zone 3.2 Men`s and Women`s Championships

The Bangladesh Chess Federation, on behalf of the Zonal President, has the honor to invite all National Chess Federations of Zone 3.2 to participate in the Asian Zonal Championship 2007 for Men and Women organized by the Bangladesh Chess Federation from 23 to 31 August 2007 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The champion will qualify to the FIDE World Cup.

Participants are from the following countries:


Men:
1. India - 5 (Five) players
2. Bangladesh - 3 (Three) players
3. Nepal - 1 (One) player
4. Pakistan - 1 (One) player
5. Sri Lanka - 1 (One) player

Women:
1. India - 5 (Five) players
2. Bangladesh - 2 (Two) players
3. Nepal - 1 (One) player
4. Pakistan - 1 (One) player
5. Sri Lanka - 1 (One) player

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

GM Ziaur Rahman in World Cup

Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will nominate GM Ziaur Rahman to participate in the World Cup Chess 2007, which will be held in Khanty-Mansyisk in Russia in November-December 2007. Vice-President of FIDE Mr. Isreal Gelfer wants to know about the confirmation of Zia’s participation by e-mail to Bangladesh Chess Federation. Former President of Bangladesh Chess Federation Mr. Syed Shujauddin Ahmed requested to FIDE President to nominate one player in the next world Cup at FIDE Congress, which was held in Turin Italy in last year. Total 128 players will participate in the world Cup. 117 players will come from Continentals, Zonal’s Championship and rating list. 11 players will be nominated from FIDE President and Organizers.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Standard Chartered Bank School Chess Tournament-2007

Prantik Roy of Carmel School of Kolkata became champion in the Class VI to X Group of the 9th Standard Chartered School Chess Tournament-2007. Prantik Roy earned 8 point to clinch the title. 5 players earned 7 points each. Progressive score broke their tie. Sayantan Das of Scottish church of Kolkata became runner-up, Abdullah Al Saif of Quality School of Dhaka became 3rd, Sharif Hossain of Nakhalpara School of Dhaka became 4th, Akshat Agarwal of Hansraj Model School of Delhi became 5th and Mosabbir Khan Shiblu of Motijheel Govt. School became 6th. 4 players earned 6½ points each. Their position’s are: 7th-Rezaul Islam Babu of Rajbhai, 8th-Aniruddah Majumder of St. Joseph School, 9th-Shah Md. Shahidul Alam Abir of Wills Little Flowers School and 10th-Omer Faruk of Dhaka Deaf School. 10 players earned 6 points each and got 11th to 20th positions. They are: Abhirup Kar, Asim Roy, Ikramul Hossain Siam, Debotpal Dey, Masum Miah, Mashriqul Amin Chowdhury, Md. Faruk Hossain Nannu, Robin Das, Saad Md. Junayed and Manik. Mainuddin Ahmed Asif of Hazrat Shah Ali school became unbeaten champion with 8½ points in the group KG to V. Shayan Majumder of Kolkata Indira Gandhi School became runner-up with same point.Al-Amin of Aporajeyo Bangladesh became 3rd with 7 points. Saiful Islam became 4th and Mohammad Fahim of Titas Gas School became 5th with 6½ points. 6 players earned 6 points each and got 6th to 11th positions. They are: Saddam Hossain, Emon Hossain, Kawsar Hossain Rony, Rubel Hossain Jibon, Shoumik Saha & Gopal Badya Robin. Afjal became 12th and Sakhawat became 13th with 5½ points each. 9th or last round games of both groups were held yesterday (Friday). In the last round of Class VI to X Prantik beat Saif, Sayatan beat Siam, Sharif beat Abhirup, Akshat beat Debotpal, Aniruddah beat Azhara and Faruk beat Shubham. Last round games of KG to V group: Asif beat Emon, Sayan beat Shoumik, Amin beat Rony and Fahim beat Afjal.The Prize distribution ceremony of the even will start today (Saturday) from 5:30 PM at the conference-room of National Sports Council. Honorable Governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed will distribute prizes among the winner to present as chief guest.


Abdullah Al Saif of Quality School & Prantik Roy of Carmel School of Kolkata are jointly leading the point table with 7 points each after end of the 8th round games. Mosabbir Khan Shiblu of Motijheel Govt. School is in 2nd position with 6½ points. Shayan Majumder of Kolkata Indira Gandhi School and Mainuddin Ahmed Asif of Hazrat Shah Ali school are maintaining their joint lead with 7½ points each in the point table of group class KG to V after 8th round. Shoumik Saha of St. Gregory School, Kawsar Hossain Rony, Al-Amin of Aporajeyo Bangladesh and Emon Hossain are in 2nd position with 6 points each. 8th round games of two groups were held yesterday (Thursday). In the 8th round of Class VI to X Shiblu beat Sayantan Das of Kolkata Scottish Church School, Prantik beat Sharif Hossain of Nakhalpara School, Saif beat Akshat Agarwal and Rezaul Islam Babu of Rajbari beat Sub-Junior Champion Aniruddah Majumder of St. Joseph School.9th or last round games of two group of Boys will start today (Friday) from 3:30 PM at the same venues.


Shaati Majumder of Kolkata Indira Gandhi School became unbeaten champion in the Girls Group with 6½ points. Arna Sarkar of Kolkata became runner-up and Aeon Sarkar of Motijheel Girls School became 3rd with 5½ points each. Pritika Tayal became 4th and Sadekun Nahar became 5th with 5 points each.5 players are sharing lead in the point table with 6 points each after end of the 7th round games of Class VI to X Group .They are: Sayantan Das of Kolkata Scottish Church School, Sharif Hossain of Nakhalpara School, Abdullah Al Saif of Quality School, Prantik Roy of Carmel School of Kolkata and Akshat Agarwal of DelhiShayan Majumder of Kolkata Indira Gandhi School and Mainuddin Ahmed Asif of Hazrat Shah Ali school maintaing their lead with 6½ points each in the point table of group class KG to V after 7th round. Al-Amin of Aporajeyo Bangladesh is in 2nd position with 6 points. 7th round games of all three groups were held yesterday (Thursday). In the 7th round of Class VI to X Saif beat Sayantan, Babu beat Sharif, Prantik beat Nishat and Sadekun beat Tahmina. In the class Kg to V group. Asif beat Rony, Sayan beat Afjal and Amin beat Fahim. 8th round games of two group of Boys will start today (Thursday) from 3:30 PM at the same venues.


Sayantan Das of Kolkata Scottish Church School is now in solo lead in the point table with maximum 6 points after end of the 6th round games of Class VI to X Group. Rezaul Islam Babu of Rajbari, Sharif Hossain of Nakhalpara School, Abdullah Al Saif of Quality School, Prantik Roy of Carmel School of Kolkata, Akshat Agarwal of Delhi and Abhirup Das of Tripura are in 2nd position with 5 points each. Shaati Majumder of Kolkata Indira Gandhi School is maintaining her solo lead in the point table with 6 points in the girls group after 6th round games. Aeon Sarkar of Dhaka and Arna Sarkar of Kolkata are in 2nd position with 5 points each. Shayan Majumder of Kolkata Indira Gandhi School and Mainuddin Ahmed Asif of Hazrat Shah Ali school are sharing lead with 5½ points each in the point table of group class KG to V after 6th round. Afjal, Al-Amin of Aporajeyo Bangladesh and Kawsar Hossain Rony sharing 2nd position with 5 points each. 6th round games of all three groups were held yesterday (Tuesday). In the 6th round of Class VI to X Sayantan beat Sharif, Prantik beat Sayed, Babu beat Debotpal, Saif beat Siam, Akshat beat Masum and Abhirup beat Mashriq. In the girls group: Aeon beat Pritika Tayal of Delhi, Shaati beat Shiny and Arna beat Shahana. In the class Kg to V group. Asif beat Saiful, Sayan beat Fahim, Afjal beat Gopal, Amin beat Saddam and Rony got walk-over against Moshtafa. 7th round games of all three groups will start today (Wednesday) from 3:30 PM at the same venues.
Sharif Hossain of Nakhalpara School and Sayantan Das of Kolkata ScottishChurch School are sharing lead in the point table with full 5 points each after end of the 5th round games of Class VI to X Group . Saydul Islam Sayed of Aporajeyo Bangladesh is in 2nd position with 4½ points. Shaati Majumder of Kolkata Indira Gandhi School is now in solo lead in the point table with 5 points in the girls group after5th round games. Pritika Tayal of Delhi, Aeon Sarkar, Arna Sarkar ofKolkata and Shainy Das of Tripura are in 2nd position with 4 points each.Mohammad Fahim of Titas Gas School, Shayan Majumder of Kolkata IndiraGandhi School, Mainuddin Ahmed Asif of Hazrat Shah Ali school and SaifulIslam of Aporajeyo Bangladesh are sharing lead with maximum 4½ points each in the point table of group class KG to V after 5th round. 5th round games of all three groups were held yesterday (Monday). In the 5th round of ClassVI to X Sharif beat Abdullah Al Saif, Sayantan beat Prantik Roy, Sayedbeat Sub-Junior Champion Aniruddah Majumder, Mosabbir Khan Shiblu drew withAsim Das of Tripura, Rezaul Islam Babu beat Hemal Das. In the girls group:Shaati beat Pritika, Arna beat Reshman, Aeon beat Tahmina and Shiny beatNishat. In the class Kg to V group. Asif drew with Sayan, Fahim beat Soumikand Saiful beat Nayem. 6th round games of all three groups will start today(Tuesday) from 3:30 PM at the same venues.
4 players are sharing lead in the point table with full 4 points each after end of the 4th round games of Class VI to X Group of the 9th Standard Chartered School Chess Tournament-2007. They are: Sharif Hossain of Nakhalpara school, Abdullah Al Saif of Quality Education school, Prantik Roy and Sayantan Das of Kolkata. 3 players are in 2nds position with 3 points each. They are: Aniruddah Majumder of St. Joseph, Saydul Islam Sayed of Aporajeyo Bangladesh and Asim Roy of Tripura. Shaati Majumder of Kolkata and Pritika Tayal of Delhi are sharing lead in the point table with 4 points each in the girls group after 4th round games. Aeon, Reshma, Arna, Shainy, Nishat and Tahmina are in 2nd position with 3 points each. Shayan Majumder of Kolkata and Mainuddin Ahmed Asif of Hazrat Shah Ali school are sharing lead with maximum 4 points each in the point table of group class KG to V after 4th round. Mohammad Fahim of Titas school and Saiful Islam of Aporajeyo Bangladesh are in 2nd position with 3 points each. 4th round games of all three groups were held yesterday (Sunday). In the 4th round of Class VI to X Saif beat Rezaul Islam Babu of Rajbari, Sharif beat Mosabbir Khan Shiblu of Motijheel school, Sayantan beat Abhirup Kar of Kolkata, Prantik beat Akshat Agarwal of Delhi, Aniruddah drew with Asim and Sayed drew with Shubham of Tripura. In the girls group: Shaati beat Reshman, Pritika beat Arna, Aeon beat Mushtora, Nishat beat Ahely, Shainy beat Shakhera and Tahmina beat Gulfesa. In the class Kg to V group. Sayan beat Nayem, Asif beat Saddam, Tipu beat Jibon, Rafi beat Mostafa and Fahim drew with Saiful. 5th round games of all three groups will start today (Monday) from 3:30 PM at the same venues.

11 players are sharing lead in the point table with full 3 points each after end of the 3rd round games of Class VI to X Group They are: Rezaul Islam Babu of Rajbari, Sharif Hossain of Nakhalpara, Aniruddah Majumder of St. Joseph, Abdullah Al Saif of Baddah Adarsha, Saydul Islam Sayed of Aporajeyo Bangladesh, Mosabbir Khan Shiblu of Motijhel Govt., Prantik Roy, Sayantan Das & Abhirup Kar of Kolkata, Akshat Agarwal of Delhi & Asim Roy of Tripura. 4 players are sharing lead in the point table with 3 points each in the girls group. They are: Reshma Jebun of Aruail School of B.Baria, Shaati Majumder and Arna Sarkar of Kolkata and Pritika Tayal of Delhi. 6 players sharing lead with maximum 3 points each in the point table of group class KG to V. They are: Mohammad Fahim, Shayan Majumder, Mainuddin Ahmed Asif, Saiful Islam, Saddam Hossain and Md. Nayem. In the 3rd round of Class VI to X Babu beat Shubham of Tripura, Prantik beat Siam, Sharif beat Depotpal of Tripura, Sayantan beat Abir, Asim beat Jumrat, Saif beat Alvi, Akshat beat Wahid, Shiblu beat Salman, Aniruddah beat Bappy, Abhirup beat Hemal and Sayed beat Arif, Sayantan beat Masrur, Asim beat Mehdi, Saif beat Junayed, Shiblu beat Hossain, Abhirup beat Monir, Aniruddah beat Feroz, Sayed beat Faruk, Shubam beat Islam, Siam beat Rakib, Debot beat Masum, Abir beat Riaz, Jumrat beat Mashriq, Rafi beat Zaman, Alvi beat Nazmul, Arif beat Tahir, Hemel beat Mizan & Bappy beat Polash. In the girls group: Shaati beat Aeon Sarkar, Pritika beat Tahmina Akter, Reshma beat Nipa Mahmood and Arna beat Nishat Jebin. In the class Kg to V group. Fahim beat Emon Hossain, Sayan beat Priyo Pranto, Asif beat Bappi, Saiful beat Nazrul, Nayem beat Refatul Islam and Saddam beat Ezaz Hossain. 4th round games of all three groups will start today (Sunday) from 3:30 PM at the same venues.


23 players are sharing lead in the point table with full 2 points each after end of the 2nd round games of Class VI to X Group in Standard Chartered Bank School Chess Tournament. They are: Babu, Prantik, Sharif, Sayantan, Asim, Saif, Akshat, Shiblu, Aniruddah, Abhirup, Sayed, Shubam, Siam, Debot, Abir, Jumrat, Rafi, Alvi, Wahid, Arif, Salman, Hemel & Mahbub. 7 players are sharing lead in the point table with full 2 points each in the girls group. They are: Shaati, Pritika, Arna, Aeon, Reshma, Tahmina & Nishat. 13 players are sharing lead in the point table of group class KG to V. They are: Fahim, Shayan, Asif, Rafat, Saiful, Nayem, Saddam, Ezaz, Emon, Ahmed, Priyo, Bappi and Nazrul. In the group VI to X Babu beat Shifu, Sharif beat Shakib, Sayantan beat Masrur, Asim beat Mehdi, Saif beat Junayed, Shiblu beat Hossain, Abhirup beat Monir, Aniruddah beat Feroz, Sayed beat Faruk, Shubam beat Islam, Siam beat Rakib, Debot beat Masum, Abir beat Riaz, Jumrat beat Mashriq, Rafi beat Zaman, Alvi beat Nazmul, Arif beat Tahir, Hemel beat Mizan & Bappy beat Polash. In the girls group: Shaati beat Samaha, Pritika beat Nipa, Arna beat Mostora, Aeon beat Shakhera, Rashma beat Aheli, Tahmina beat Shiny and Nishat beat Habiba. In the group Kg to V, Fahim beat Robin, Shayan beat Amin, Asif beat Afjal, Rafat beat Rifat, Saif beat Hanif, Nayem beat Aziz, Saddam beat Rafi, Ezaz beat Gourab, Emon beat Tanvir, Ahmed beat Adnan, Priyo beat Mahmood, Bappi beat Reza and Nazrul beat Mollah. 3rd round games of all three groups will start today (Saturday) from 3:30 PM at the same venues.

The game of the 9th Standard Chartered School Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation began yesterday (Thursday) at the conference-room of National Sports Council and Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. Mr. Shah Masud Imam, Head of the Corporate Affairs of the Standard Chartered Bank and Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman inaugurated the event. 230 school boys and girls from 62 Schools from Bangladesh and India are participating in the event. Renowned players are Rated Rezaul Islam Babu from Rajbhai, Sub-Junior Champion Aniruddah Majumder, Abdullah Al Saif, Md. Sharif Hossain, Youngest rated player Mohammad Fahim, Moshabbir Khan Shiblu. Akshat Agarwal and Pritika Tayal from Delhi, Prantik Roy, Abhirup Kar, Sayantan Das, Shaati Majumder, Arna Sarkar and Sayan Majumder from Kolkata, Asim Roy, Shubom Das, Dibotpal Dey and Shiny Sarakr from Tripura. In the 1st round games 13 girls earned full point, 28 players earned full point in the group KG to V and 54 players earned full point in the group VI to X . Girls group will held in 7 round and both groups of the boys will held in 9 Swiss-League system. Cash prize and trophy will be given to the winners. 2nd round games will start today (Friday).

The game of the 9th Standard Chartered School Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Chess Federation will start today (Thursday) from 3:00 PM at the Chess Federation hall-room. More than 200 players from Bangladesh and India are participating in the event. The tournament will be held in 9 round Swiss-League system in 3 groups and cash prize and trophy will be given to the winners. All participants are requested to be present in the playing venue on or before 2:30 PM.

9th Standard Chartered School Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh, organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation will start from 12th July 2007 Thursday from 3:00 PM at the Chess Federation hall-room. It is an open chess tournament for all school students and entry fee is not required. Interested boys and girls can enroll their name on or before 10th July 2007 Tuesday at Bangladesh Chess Federation office (2nd floor, National Sports Council, 62/3 Purana Paltan, Dhaka-1000). The tournament will be held in 9 round Swiss-League system and cash prize and trophy will be given to the winners. Students from India will also participate in the event.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Destiny International Rating Chess Tournament

The Prize Distribution ceremony of the Destiny International Rating ChessTournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny 2000 Limited and organised byBangladesh Chess Federation was held yesterday (Tuesday) at theConference-room of National Sports Council. Honorable Additional Secretaryof the Ministry of the Youth and Sports of the Government of the PeoplesRepublic of Bangladesh Dr. Golam Moshtafa Talukder distributed prizes amongthe winners to present as chief guest. Mr. Rafiqul Islam, President ofBangladesh Chess Federation presided the ceremony. Mr. Mohammad RafiqulAmin, Chairman of Destiny Group and Editor of Dainik Destiny was present asspecial guest. Mr. Mohammad Jamilur Rahman, General Secretary of BangladeshChess Federation gave address in the ceremony and Former President ofBangladesh Chess Federation Syed Shujauddin Ahmed was present in theceremony. In the Premier Group Champion IM Enamul Hossain Razib ofChittagong Mohammadan got seventeen thousand taka, Runner-up IM Abdullah AlRakib of Biman got Nine thousand taka, GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman got Ninethousand taka, Sk. Nasir Ahmed and FM Abu Sufian Shakil got four thousandfive hundred taka each, Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny got threethousand taka, IWM Rani Hamid & FM Kh. Aminul Islam got two thousand takaeach. In the Primary Group Kazi Taherul Islam got ten thousand taka,Anichuzzaman Jewel got seven thousand taka, Md. Hasan Emam, Aminul IslamPolash, Amir Hossain, Nazrana Khan Eva, Abdul Majed and Golam MoshtafaBhuiyan got two thousand one hundred sixty taka each. Total sixty thousandtaka prize money given in the Premier Group and forty thousand taka prizemoney given in the Primary Group. 21 players including GM, IMs FM,s andover 2150 rated players participated in the Premier Group and 144 playersincluding 84 rated players participated in Primary Group.



IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan became unbeaten championin the Premier Group of the Destiny International Rating ChessTournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny 2000 Limited and organised byBangladesh Chess Federation which was held at Bangladesh ChessFederation hall-room. Razib earned 7 points after end of the 9thor last round games to clinch the title. IM Abdullah Al Rakib of Bimanbecame 2nd and GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman became 3rd with 6½ points each. Sk.Nasir Ahmed of Destiny became 4th and FM Abu Sufian Shakil became 5th with6 points each. Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny became 6th position.Other positions of Premier Group are: 7th-IWM Rani Hamid, points-5, 8th-FMKh. Aminul Islam, points-5. 5 players earned 4½ points each and theirpositions are: 9th-Debaraj Chatterjee, 10th-FM Mehdi Hasan Parag,11th-Mahtabuddin Ahmed, 12th-Arman Monir and 13th-Md. Javed. 14th-AbdulMaleq, points-4, 15th-Sohel Chowdhury, points-4, 16th-Enayet Hossain,points-3½ and 17th-Delwar Hossain, points-3½ 9th or last round games ofpremier group were held yesterday (Monday). In the last round Razibbeat Debarj, Nasir lost against Shakil, Rakib beat Amin, Zia beat Maleq,Sagar drew with Parag, Rani beat Ali, Arman beat Monir and Enayet beatDelwar. Kazi Taherul Islam became unbeaten champion in the Primary Group.Taher earned 8 points to clinch the title of Primary Group. AnichuzzamanJewel became 2nd with 7½ points. 6 players earned 7 points each. Theirpositions are: 3rd-Md. Hasan Emam, 4th-Aminul Islam Polash, 5th-AmirHossain, 6th-Nazrana Khan Eva, 7th-Abdul Majed and 8th-Golam MoshtafaBhuiyan. 8 players earned 6½ points each and their positions are:9th-Obaidul Islam Shahin, 10th-Dewan Md. Riad, 11th-Mahmudul Hasan Jewel,12th-Nasir Uddin Mahmood, 13th-Sk. Rashedul Hasan, 14th-Gyesudin Mithu,15th-Farhadur Rahman Shabab and 16th-Mohammad Asaduzzaman. In the lastround games of Primary Group: Taher beat Amir, Anich beat Hasan, Mostafabeat Shahin, Eva beat Jamal Ahmed, Majed beat Abdul Momin, Asad beatShamima Akter Liza, Polash beat Sabya Shachi, Rashed beat Shameem, Shababbeat Naser, Mithu beat Saif and Mahmud beat Masum. The Prize Distributionceremony of the event will start today(Tuesday) from 5:30 PM at theConference-room of National Sports Council. Additional Secretary of theMinistry of the Youth and Sports Ministry Dr. Golam Moshtafa Talukder willdistribute prizes among the winners to present as chief guest.


IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan and FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed ofDestiny are now jointly lead in the points table with 6 points each afterend of the 8th round games. in the Premier Group of the DestinyInternational Rating Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny 2000Limited and organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation is now being held atBangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. GM Ziaur Rahman and IM Abdullah AlRakib of Biman are jointly in 2nd position with 5½ points each. FM AbuSufian Shakil of Destiny and FM Kh. Aminul Islam are in 3rd position with 5points each. 8th round games were held yesterday (Sunday). In the 8th roundRazib drew with Shakil, Nasir drew with his teammate National JuniorChampion Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar, Zia beat Debaraj Chatterjee of Destiny,National champion Rakib beat Women champion IWM Rani Hamid, Amin beat AbdulMaleq of Leonine, Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin beat FM Mehdi Hasan Parag, Md.Javed beat Sohel Chowdhury, Uten drew with Arman Monir, Md. Ali beat EnayetHossain and Monir Hossain beat Delwar Hossain. Md. Hasan Emam, Kazi TaherulIslam and Amir Hossain are sharing lead in the points table with 7 pointseach after end of the 8th round games in the Primary Group. Obaidul IslamShahin and Anichuzzaman Jewel are in 2nd position with 6½ each. NazranaKhan Eva, Aminul Islam Polash, Golam Moshtafa Bhuiyan, Dewan Md. Riad,Abdul Momin, Jamal Ahmed, Sabya Sachi, Abdul Majed and Nasiruddin Mahmoodare sharing 3rd position with 6 points each. 8th round games of PrimaryGroup: Hasan drew with Taher, Amir beat Eva, Shahin drew with Anich,Polash drew with Riad, Moshtafa beat Jewel, Momin beat Babu, Jamal beatKawsar, Majed beat Zaker, Sabya Shachi beat Masudur and Mahmood beat Rauf.9th round or last round games will start today (Monday) from 3:30 PM at thesame venue.

GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman lost his 7th round against FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed ofDestiny in the Premier Group of the Destiny International Rating ChessTournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny 2000 Limited and organised byBangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at Bangladesh ChessFederation hall-room. 7th round games were held yesterday (Saturday). Nasirplayed with white pieces and won at 40th moves. Sk. Nasir and IM EnamulHossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan is now jointly lead in the pointstable with 5½ points each after end of the 7th round games. Zia, IMAbdullah Al Rakid of Biman, FM Abu Sufian Shakil, Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagarand Debaraj Chatterjeee of Destiny are in 2nd position with 4½ points each.Md. Hasan Emam & Kazi Taherul Islam are jointly lead in the points tablewith 6½ points each after end of the 7th round games in the Primary Group.Nazrana Khan Eva, Obaidul Islam Shahin, Amir Hossain and Anichuzzaman Jewelare in 2nd position with 6 points each. 7th round games of the PremierGroup: Razib beat FM Kh. Aminul Islam, Rakib drew with Debarj, Sagar beatAbdul Maleq, Shakil beat Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin, IWM Rani Hamid beat ArmanMonir, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag beat Enayet Hossain, Sohel Chowdhury beat MonirHossain, Md. Javed drew with Md. Ali and Delwar Hossain beat Uten. In the7th round games of Primary Group: Hasan beat Aminul Islam Polash, Taherbeat Jamal Ahmed, Shahin beat Abdul Majed, Jewel beat Masudur RahmanMallik, Eva beat Nahid Parvej and Amir beat Abdul Momin.


GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman, IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadanand FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny are sharing lead in the points table with4½ points each after end of the 6th round games in the Premier Group ofthe Destiny International Rating Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored byDestiny 2000 Limited and organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation is nowbeing held at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. IM Abdullah Al Rakidof Biman, FM Kh. Aminul Islam, Abdul Maleq of Leonine and DebarajChatterjeee are in 2nd position with 4 points each. Md. Hasan Emam, KaziTaherul Islam and Aminul Islam Polash are sharing lead in the points tablewith 5½ points each after end of the 6th round in the Primary Group. JamalAhmed, Nazrana Khan Eva, Abdul Majed, Masudur Rahman Mallik, Obaidul IslamShahin, Amir Hossain, Nahid Parvej, Abdul Momin, and Anichuzzaman Jewel arein 2nd position with 5 points each. 6th round games of the both groups wereheld yesterday (Friday). In the Premier Group: Zia drew with Razib, Nasirdrew with Rakib, Amin beat Arman Monir, Shakil drew with Minhazuddin AhmedSagar, Maleq beat Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin, Debaraj Chatterjee beat Md.Javed, FM Mehdi Hasna beat Sohel Chowdhury, IWM Rani Hamid beat MonirHossain, Md. Ali beat Delwar Hossain and Enayet Hossain got walk-overagainst Uten. In the 6th round games of Primary Group: Hasan beat Naser,Taher drerw with Polash, Eva drew with Kazal, Jamal beat Chapal, Majed beatRauf, Masud beat Shirin, Shahin beat Liza, Amir beat Mahmood, Nahid beatShameem, Momin beat Rob and Jewel beat Zaker.



GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman, IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadanand FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny are sharing lead in the points table with4 points each after end of the 5th round games in the Premier Group of theDestiny International Rating Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny2000 Limited and organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation is now being heldat Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. IM Abdullah Al Rakib of Biman isin 2nd postion with 3½ points. FM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Kh. Aminul Islam,Abdul Maleq, Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar, Debaraj Chatterjee, Mahtabuddin AhmedRobin and Arman Monir are in 3rd position with 3 points each. Kazi TaherulIslam and Aminul Islam Polash are jointly lead in the points table withmaximum 5 points each after end of the 5th round in the Primary Group.S.A.M. Nasre, Hasan Emam and Nazrana Khan Eva are in 2nd position with 4½points each. 5th round games of the both groups were held yesterday(Thursday). In the Premier Group: Zia beat Shakil, Razib drew with Nasir,Rakib drew with Sagar, Debaraj drew with Rpbin, Amin beat IWM Rani Hamid,Maleq beat FM Mahdi Hasan Pagar, Arman beat Enayet Hossain, Md. Javed beatDelwar Hossain, Sohel Chowdhury beat Md. Ali and Monir Hossain beatUten. In the Primary Group: Taher beat Shamima Akter Liza, Polash beatJamal Ahmed, Nasre beat Hafizul Islam Chapal, Hasan beat Gyesuddin Mithuand Eva beat Dewan Md. Riad.



IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan and FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed ofDestiny are jointly lead in the points table with 3½ points each after endof the 4th round games in the Premier Group of the Destiny InternationalRating Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny 2000 Limited andorganised by Bangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at BangladeshChess Federation hall-room. GM Ziaur Rahman & IM Abdullah Al Rakib ofBiman, and FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Destiny are in 2nd position with 3points each. 5 players are sharing lead in the points table with maximum 4points each after end of the 4th round in the Primary Group. They are:Jamal Ahmed, Kazi Taherul Islam, Aminul Islam Polash, Shamima Akter Lizaand Hafizul Islam Chapal. 4th round games of the both groups were heldyesterday (Wednesday). In the Premier Group: Zia drew with Rakib, Razibbeat Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar, Nasir beat Arman Monir, Shakil beat FM MehdiHasan Parag, Debaraj Chattrejee beat Mohammad Enayet Hossain, MahtabuddinAhmed Robin beat Delwar Hossain, FM Kh. Aminul Islam beat Md. Javed, IWMRani Hamid beat Sohel Chowdhury, Abdul Maleq beat Monir Hossain and Md. Alidrew with Uten. In the Primary Group: Liza beat Masudur Rahman Bari, Jamalbeat Syed Abdul Zaker, Taher beat Sharif Hossain, Polash beat Sujan andChapal beat Masudur Rahman Mallik.



5 players are sharing lead in the points table with 2½ points each afterend of the 3rd round games in the Premier Group of the DestinyInternational Rating Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny 2000Limited and organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation is now being held atBangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. They are: GM Ziaur Rahman & IMAbdullah Al Rakib of Biman, IM Enamul Hossain Razib of ChittagongMohammadan, FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed and Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny. 12players are sharing lead in the points table with maximum 3 points eachafter end of the 3rd round in the Primary Group. They are: Masudur RahmanBari, Jamal Ahmed, Hasan Emam, Kazi Taherul Islam, Aminul Islam Polash,Masudur Rahman Dipu, Shamima Akter Liza, Dewan Md. Riad, Sujan, SharifHossain, Hafizul Islam Chapal and Syed Abdul Zaker. 3rd round games of theboth groups were held yesterday (Tuesday). In the Premier Group: Rakib drewwith Razib, Zai beat DElwar Hossain, Nasir beat Debaraj Chatterjee, Sagarbeat Enayet Hossain, FM Abu Sufian Shakil beat Monir Hossain, FM MehdiHasan Parag beat IWM Rani Hamid, Md. Javed beat Abdul Maleq and MahtabuddinRobin beat Uten. FM Kh. Aminul Islam drew with Md. Ali. In the PrimaryGroup: Sujan beat Feroz, Sharif beat Moshtafa, Bari beat Shahin, Hasanbeat Amir, Jamal beat Rauf, Polash beat Noman, Taher beat Nahid, Chapalbeat Majed, Masud beat Rob, Liza beat Alam, Riad beat Matin and Zaker beatSarwar.




IM Enamul Hossain Razib and IM Abdullah al Rakib are jointly lead in thepoints table with maximum 2 points each after end of the 2nd round games inthe Premier Group of the Destiny International Rating ChessTournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny 2000 Limited and organised byBangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at Bangladesh ChessFederation hall-room. GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman, FM Sk. Nasir Hossain,Minhazuddin Ahmed, Sagar, Debaraj Chatterjee of Destiny, Enayet Hossain andDelwar Hossain are sharing 2nd position with 1½ point each. 30 players aresharing lead in the points table with maximum 2 points each after end ofthe 2nd round in the Primary Group. 2nd round games of the both groups wereheld yesterday (Monday). In the Premier Group: Rakib beat FM Mehdi HasanParag, Razib beat Abdul Maleq, Nsir drew with Delwar Hossain, Enayet drewwith FM Abu Sufial Shakil, Zia beat Uten, Debaraj beat FM Kh. Aminul Islam,Sagar beat Md. Javed. In the Primary Group: Feroz beat Kashem, Mostafa beatSalim, Bari beat Dulal, Karol beat Babu, Hasan beat Saif, Jewel beat Monir,Taher beat Shahin, Majed beat Shimmi, Polash beat Nazre and Dipu beatMizan.




Destiny International Rating Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by Destiny2000 Limited and organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation will start fromtoday (Sunday) at 3:00 PM at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. Theevent will be held in two groups, Premier group and Primary group. Who haverating 2150+ will participate in Premier group and other players willparticipate in Primary group. Sixty thousand taka will be give to thewinners of Premier group and forty thousand taka will give to Primarygroup. More then 100 players are participating in the event.

Monday, May 21, 2007

8th United Insurance & United Leasing Grandamsters Chess Tournament-2007


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GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran became unbeaten champion in the 8th roundgames of the 8th United Insurance and United Leasing Grandmasters ChessTournament-2007, sponsored by United Insurance Company Limited and UnitedLeasing Companying Limited organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation washeld at the Conference-room of the N.S.C. Ghaem earned 8 points to clinchthe title. GM Reefat Bin Sattar of Biman and are GM Nguyen Anh Dung ofVitenam earned 7½ points each. Reefat Bin Sattar became runner-up in thetie-breaking system and Nguyen became 3rd. IM Abdullah Al Rakib of Bimanbecame 4th position. Three players earned 6 points each. their positionwith are 5th- FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny, 6th- IM Enamul Hossain Razibof Chittagong Mohammedan and 7th-IM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistan. 3 playersearned 5½ points each. Their positions are: 8th-IM P.D.S. Girinath ofIndia, 9th-FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Destiny and 10th-Lalith Babu of India.FM Nasir achieved 10 games International Master Norm from this event. It ishis first International Master norm. He won against GM Zia and GM Niaz fromthis event. 10th or last round games were held yesterday (Monday). In the10th round games: Ghaem beat Girinath, Reefat beat G.N. Gopal, Nguyen drewwith Nasir, Rakib drew with Lodhi, Razib beat FM Mehdi Hasan Parag, Shakilbeat GM Ziaur Rahman and Lalith beat FM Kh. Aminul Islam. The PrizeDistribution ceremony of the event was held yesterday afternoon at the samevenue. Honorable Secretary of the Ministry of the Commerce of theGovernment of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh was distributed prizesamong the winners to present as chief guest. Mr. M. Moyeedul Islam,
guest. Mr. Rafiqul Islam, President of Bangladesh Chess Federation presidedthe ceremony, Mr. Jamilur Rahman, General Secretary of Bangladesh ChessFederation gave address. Mr. Syed Aziz Ahmad, Vice-President of BangladeshChess Federation and former president of Chess Federation Syed ShujauddinAhmed were present in the ceremony. Total 26 players including 5 GMs, IMs, 7 FMs from 5 countries participated in the event and the event was held in 10 round Swiss-League system. Champion Ghaem got 1600 Us dollars,Reefat and Nguyen got 900 Us dollars each, Rakib got 300 Us dollars, Nasir,Razib and Lodhi got 233 Us dollars each, Girinath, Shakil and Lalith got200 Us dollars each as prizes money.
Chairman of the United Insurance Company Limited was present as a specialguest. Mr. Rafiqul Islam, President of Bangladesh Chess Federation presidedthe ceremony, Mr. Jamilur Rahman, General Secretary of Bangladesh ChessFederation gave address. Mr. Syed Aziz Ahmad, Vice-President of BangladeshChess Federation and former president of Chess Federation Syed ShujauddinAhmed were present in the ceremony. Total 26 players including 5 GMs, 4IMs, 7 FMs from 5 countries participated in the event and the event washeld in 10 round Swiss-League system. Champion Ghaem got 1600 Us dollars,Reefat and Nguyen got 900 Us dollars each, Rakib got 300 Us dollars, Nasir,Razib and Lodhi got 233 Us dollars each, Girinath, Shakil and Lalith got200 Us dollars each as prizes money.


GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran are GM Nguyen Anh Dung of Vitenam aresharing lead in the points table with 7 points each after end of the 8thround games of the 8th United Insurance and United Leasing GrandmastersChess Tournament-2007, sponsored by United Insurance Company Limited andUnited Leasing Companying Limited organised by Bangladesh Chess Federationis now being held at the Conference-room of the N.S.C. GM Reefat Bin Sattarof Biman is in 6½ points, IM Abdullah Al Rakib of Biman is in 3rd positionwith 6 points, FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny, IM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistanand P.D.S. Girinath of India are in 2nd position with 5½ points each. They9th round games were held yesterday (Sunday). In the 9th round games: Ghaembeat IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammedan with black in 32ndmoves, Nguyen beat FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Destiny with white in 80 moves,Reefat drew with Girinath with black in 48 moves. Rakib beat FM Kh. AminulIslam, Nasir beat Lalith Babu of India, Lodhi beat Minhazuddin Ahmed ofDestiny, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag beat Md. Ali of Leonine, GM Ziaur Rahman ofBiman beat FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman Emon, G.N. Gopal of India beat AbdulMaleq of India, FM Rezaul Haque of Biman drew with FM Taibur Rahman ofDestiny, Debaraj Chatterjee of Destiny drew with Monir Hossain of N.Gonjand Md. Javed beat Sohel Chowdhury of N.Gonj. 10th or last round gameswill start today (Monday) from 11:00 AM at the same venue. The Prize givingceremony will be held at 5:30 PM.



8th United Insurance & United Leasing Grandamsters Chess Tournament-2007GM Reefat Bin Sattar of Biman, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran are GM NguyenAnh Dung of Vitenam are sharing lead in the points table with 6 points eachafter end of the 8th round games of the 8th United Insurance and UnitedLeasing Grandmasters Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by United InsuranceCompany Limited and United Leasing Companying Limited organised byBangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at the Conference-room of theN.S.C. IM Abdullah Al Rakib of Biman, IM Enamul Hossain Razib of ChittagongMohammadan and P.D.S. Girinath of India are in 2nd position with 5 pointseach. They are: FM Abu Sufian Shakil and FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny, FMAminul Islam, IM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistan and Lalith Babu of India are in3rd position with 4½ points each. 8th round games were held yesterday(Saturday). In the 8th round games: Reefat beat IM Lodhi with white in 46moves, Ghaem beat Nasir with white 40 moves, Nguyen beat Girinath withblack in 43 moves, Rakib beat Shakil with black in 44 moves, Razib beatG.N. Gopal of India with black in 70 moves. FM Kh. Aminul Islam drew withFM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Biman, M.R. Lalith Babu fo India beat Monir Hossainof N.Gonj, GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman drew with Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar ofDestiny, Md. Ali of Leonine beat Md. Javed of Destiny, FM Syed MahfuzurRahman Emon of B.A.D.C. drew with Abdul Maleq of Chittagong, FM RezaulHaque of Biman beat Debaraj Chatterjee of Destiny and FM Taibur Rahman beatSohel Chowdhury of N.Gonj.



GM Reefat Bin Sattar of Biman, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan, GM Nguyen Anh Dungof Vitenam and IM P.D.S. Girinath of India are sharing lead in the pointstable with 5 points each after end of the 7th round games of the 8th UnitedInsurance and United Leasing Grandmasters Chess Tournament-2007, sponsoredby United Insurance Company Limited and United Leasing Companying Limitedorganised by Bangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at theConference-room of the N.S.C. 3 players are in 2nd position with 4½ pointseach. They are: FM Abu Sufian Shakil and FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny andIM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistan. 7th round games were held yesterday (Friday).In the 7th round Ghaem drew with Nguyen, Reefat beat his teammate IMAbdullah Al Raikb, Girinath beat IM Enamul Hossain Razib of ChittagongMohammedan,, Nasir drew with G.N. Gopal of India, Lodhi beat Lalith Babu ofIndia, Shakil beat Monir Hossain of N.Gonj, FM Kh. Aminul Islam beat FMSyed Mahfuzur Rahman of B.A.D.C., Abdul Maleq of Chittagong drew with GMZiaur Rahman of Biman, Minhazuddin ahmed Sagar of Destiny beat FM RezaulHaque of Biman, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag beat FM Taibur Rahman of Destiny, Md.Javed of Destiny beat his teammate Debaraj Chatterjee and Md. Ali ofLeonine beat Sohel Chowdhury of N.Gonj. GM Niaz Murshed of Leonine withdrawhis name after 6th round



GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan and GM Nguyen Anh Dung of Vitenam are now jointlylead in the points table with 4½ points after end of the 6th round games ofthe 8th United Insurance and United Leasing Grandmasters ChessTournament-2007, sponsored by United Insurance Company Limited and UnitedLeasing Companying Limited organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation is nowbeing held at the Conference-room of the N.S.C. 5 players are in 2ndposition with 4 points each. They are: GM Reefat Bin Sattar and IM AbdullahAl Rakib of Biman IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan, FMNasir Ahmed of Destiny and IM P.D.S. Girinath. 6th round games were heldyesterday (Thursday). In the 6th round Ghaem beat IM Lodhi of Pakistan withwhite in only 19 moves, Nguyen beat Rakib with white in 32nd moves, Reefatdrew with Razib, Nasir beat GM Niaz Murshed of Leonine with white in 56moves, Girinath beat GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman with white in 40 moves, FMAbu Sufian Shakil beat FM Kh., Aminul Islam, G.N. Gopal of India beat FMMehdi Hasan Parag of Biman, Lalith Babu of India beat Minhazuddin AhmedSagar of Destiny, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman Emon of B.A.D.C beat FM TaiburRahman of Destiny, Monir Hossain of N.Gonj beat Md. Javed of Destiny, FMRezaul Haque of Biman drew with Mohammad Ali of Leonine and Abdul Maleq ofChittagong beat Sohel Chowdhury of N.Gonj.



6 players are now sharing lead in the points table with maximum 3 pointsafter end of the 4th round games of the 8th United Insurance and UnitedLeasing Grandmasters Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by United InsuranceCompany Limited and United Leasing Companying Limited organised byBangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at the Conference-room of theN.S.C. They are: IM Abdullah Al Rakib & GM Reefat Bin Sattar of Biman, IMEnamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan, FM Nasir Ahmed, GM GhaemMaghami Ehsan and GM Nguyen Anh Dung of Vitenam. 4th and 5th round gameswere held yesterday (Wednesday). In the 4th round Reefat drew with Nguyen,Rakib drew with Razib, Nasir drew with Amin, Ghaem beat G.N. Gopal, GMZiaur Rahman drew with Lalith Babu of India, GM Niaz Murshed drew with FMTaibur Rahman of Destiny, IM P.D.S. Girinath of India beat FM Rezaul ofPakistan beat Mohammad Ali of Leonine, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Biman drewwith Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman EmonB.A.D.C. beat DEbaraj Chatterjee and Monir Hossain of N.Gonj beat histeammate Sohel Chowdhury. 5th round games were held yesterday evening. Inthe 5th round Reefat played against Ghaem, Razib played against Nguyen andRakib played against Nasir.




5 players are now sharing lead in the points table with maximum 2½ pointsafter end of the 3rd round games of the 8th United Insurance and UnitedLeasing Grandmasters Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by United InsuranceCompany Limited and United Leasing Companying Limited organised byBangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at the Conference-room of theN.S.C. They are: IM Abdullah Al Rakib & GM Reefat Bin Sattar of Biman, IMEnamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan, FM Nasir Ahmed and GM NguyenAnh Dung of Vitenam. 3rd round games were held yesterday (Tuesday). In the3rd round Nasir beat GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman, Rakib drew with GM GhaemMaghami Ehsan of Iran, Razib beat IM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistan, Reefat beatFM Abu Sufian Shakil of Destiny, Nguyen beat GM Niaz Murshed of Leonine.Ghaem, FM Kh. Aminul Islam and G.N. Gopal of India earned 2 points each after 3rd round. Amin drew with Gopal, FM Taibur Rahman of Destiny drewwith IM P.D.S. Girinath of India, Md. Javed of Destiny beat FM Mehdi HasanParag of Biman, Lalith Babu of India beat Chanchal Kumar Gosh, FM Rezaul Haque of Biman beat Sohel Chowdhury of N.gonj, Mohammad Ali of Leonine beat his teammate Abdul Maleq, Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny drew with his teammate Debaraj Chatterjee and FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman of B.A.D.C.beat Monir Hossain of N.Gonj.



IM Abdullah Al Rakib is now in solo lead in the points table with maximum 2points after end of the 2nd round games of the 8th United Insurance andUnited Leasing Grandmasters Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by UnitedInsurance Company Limited and United Leasing Companying Limited organisedby Bangladesh Chess Federation is now being held at the Conference-room ofthe N.S.C. 11 players are in 2nd position with earned 1½ points each. Theyare: GM Ziaur Rahman & GM Reefat Bin Sattar of Biman, GM Niaz Murshed ofLeonine, IM Enamul Hossain Razib of Chittagong Mohammadan, FM Abu SufianShakil & FM Nasir Ahmed, FM Kh. Aminul Islam, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan ofIran, GM Nguyen Anh Dung of Vitenam, IM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistan and G.N.Gopal of India. 2nd round games were held yesterday (Monday). In the 2ndround Rakib beat IM P.D.S. Girinath, Zia drew with Gopal, Lodhi drew withNguyen, Reefat drew with Nasir, Ghaem beat Md. Javed, Razib beat FM RezaulHaque, Niaz beat Lalith Babu of India, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag beat FM SyedMahfuzur Rahman Emon, FM Taibur Rahman beat Monir Hossain, Sohel Chowdhurydrew with Chanchal Kumar Ghosh and Abdul Maleq drew with Debaraj Chatterjee.3rd round games will start today (Tuesday) from 3:30 PM at the same venue.

In the 1st round game FM Kh. Aminul Islam drewwith top rated player of the event GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan of Iran, JuniorChampion Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny drew with GM Niaz Murshed ofLeonine. GM Ziaur Rahman of Biman beat his team mate FM Mehdi Hasan Parag,GM Reefat Bin Sattar beat Abdul Maleq of Chittagong, IM Abdullah Al Rakibbeat Sohel Chowdhury of N.Gonj, FM Sk. Nasir Ahmed of Destiny beat his teammate Debaraj Chatterjee, GM Nguyen Anh Dung of Vitenam beat FM TaiburRahman of Destiny, Md. Javed of DEstiny drew with IM Enamul Hossain, IMP.D.S. Girinath of India beat Chanchal Kumar Ghosh, IM Mahmood Lodhi ofPakistan beat Monir Hossain of N.Gonj, FM Rezaul Haque of Biman drew withFM Abu Sufian Shakil of Destiny and Md. Ali of Leonine drew with LalithBabu of India.

sponsored by United Insurance Company Limited and UnitedLeasing Companying Limited organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation willstart from today (Sunday) at the Conference-room of the N.S.C. GMs, IMs,FMs and rated players from India, Iran, Pakistan and Vietnam are confirmtheir participation. The Press-briefing of the event was held yesterday(Saturday) at the Conference-room of the National Sports Council. Mr.Rafiqul Islam, President of Bangladesh Chess Federation, Mr. JamilurRahman, General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation and Mr. Md.Rafiqul Islam, General Manager of United Insurance Company Limited gaveaddress in press-briefing. Grandmasters are: Ghaeem Maghami Ehsan of Iran,Ziaur Rahman, Nguyen Anh Dung of Vietnam, Reefat Bin Sattar, Niaz Murshed,IMs are: Abdullah Al Rakib (GM title applicant), IM Enamul Hossain, IMMahmood Lodhi of Pakistan, IM P.D. S. Girinath of India. FMs are: Sk. NasirAhmed, FM Kha,. Aminul Islam, FM Abu Suafian Shakil, FM Taibur Rahman, FMSyed Mahfuzur Rahman Emon, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag and FM Rezaul Haque. Theevent will be held in 10 round Swiss-League system and total 5,000.00(Five Thousand) US dollars will be given as prize money.


8th United Insurance and United Leasing Grandmasters Chess Tournament-2007, sponsored by United Insurance Company Limited and United Leasing Companying Limited, organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation will start from 27th May at Dhaka. Bangladeshi rated players over 2200 can participate in the event. To the players rated over 2200 are requested to enroll their name on or before 25th May. GMs, IMs and rated players from India, Iran, Pakistan and Vietnam confirmed their participation.