BCF Press Release:
Moniruzzaman Khan of Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club became unbeaten1st in the Metropolis Selection Chess Tournament-2008, which was held atBangladesh Chess Federation hall-room. Monir earned 8 points to clinch the1st position. Syed Abdul Zaker of Sultana Kamal Smiriti Pathagar became 2nd7½. 17 players earned 6½ points each. Their position break by progressivescore. Their positions are: 3rd- Gyesuddin Mithu,4th-Syed Ibrahim Hossain,5th-Nasir Uddin Mahood, 6th-Nahid Parvej, 7th-Shahjahan Kabir, 8th-Sk.Anwar Hossain, 9th-S.A.M. Naser, 10th-Karol Chowdhury, 11th-Shamsul KabirChowdhury, 12th-Obaidul Islam Shahin, 13th-Aminul Islam Lipon, 14th-ArifaKhatun Moni, 15th-Md. Masum Hossain, 16th-Mohammad Salim, 17th-Shamim Khan,18th-Abul Kashem and 19th-Farhadur Rahman Sabab. 9th or last round gameswere held yesterday (Monday). In the last round: Monir beat Mithu, Zakerdrew with Sk. Anwar, Ibrahim drew with Naser, Nasir drew with Salim, Shahindrew with Lipon, Masum drew with Shamsul, Karol drew with Shahjahan, Monidrew with Nahid, Shamim beat Faisal, Kashem beat Sohel and Sabab beatAlamgir. Top 16 players from this event will participate in the PreliminaryPhase of the 34th National Chess Championship.