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.