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.

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