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.