Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Zia back on winning track

Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman Zia again return to the winning track as he beat WIM Olsarova Tereza of Czech Republic in the 5th round of the 15th Dubai Open Chess Championship held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Thursday. In the 5th round matches, Zia won with white pieces.

Good start for Zia in Dubai Open Chess

Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman won his first round matches in the 15th Dubai Open Chess Championship held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday last. In the first round matches, Zia won against Faranka Khaled of Lebanon. A total of 194 players, including 38 Grandmasters,

School Chess concludes

Shuvrodeepto Das, Mohammad Fahad Rahman and Tanzia Akter Tani were the unbeaten champions of their respective groups in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered School Chess at the National Sports Council Tower on Wednesday. Shuvrodeepto was the champion of Group A as he achieved full eight points from eight games while Fahad, sponsored by the ... Read more

School chess

India’s Suvradeepta Das took solo lead in Group A of the 13th Standard Chartered School Chess Tournament at the close of the fifth round at the National Sports Council Tower yesterday. Suvradeepta beat Wahidul Alam of Rangamati Shaheed Abdul Ali Academy to secure maximum five points from five matches. Three players — Akib Jawad of Chittagong,

Bangladeshis lead in Asian Zonal Chess

Bangladeshi Grand Masters Niaz Murshed, Ziaur Rahman and Reefat Bin Sattar regained their lead in the open section of Asian Zonal Chess Championship at the close of the seventh round held at Mas Park Guest House, Thulhiriya in Sri Lanka yesterday. Niaz beat leader Pakistani IM Mahmood Lodi, Zia beat Sri Lankan Kurukulasuriya and

Liza maintains solo lead in Asian Zonal Chess

Bangladeshi Women’s International Master Shamima Akter Liza maintained her solo lead in the women’s section of the Asian Zonal Chess Championship (Zone 3.2) securing full 5 points after the 5th round matches in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday. Pakistani International Master Mahmud Ahmed Lodhi took solo lead in the open section

Niaz, Reefat in lead

Asian Zonal Chess Niaz, Reefat in lead Bangladeshi Grandmasters Niaz Murshed and Reefat Bin Sattar, along with Pakistani IM Mahmud Lodhi, shared the lead in the Asian Zonal Chess Championship which is being held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Niaz drew with compatriot GM Enamul Hossain Rajib, Reefat beat Anuruddah of Sri Lanka while Lodhi beat ... Read more

Bangladeshis in command

Asian Zonal Chess Bangladeshis in command Four Bangladeshi Grand Masters along with a Pakistani and a Sri Lankan shared the lead in the points table with maximum 2 points after the second round of the Asian Zonal Chess Championship, which is being held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. National Champion GM Niaz Murshed, GM Ziaur Rahman, ... Read more

Zia leading in Chennai

GM Ziaur Rahman shared the lead in the Chennai Super Kings 5th International Grand Masters Chess Tournament at the close of the second round yesterday. Zia, along with 48 other players, was on top with two points from two games as the Bangladeshi Grand Master beat India’s S Prasannaa in the second

8 Bangladeshis in Chennai chess

Eight Bangladeshi players are taking part in the Chennai Super Kings 5th International Grandmasters Chess Tournament which started in Chennai yesterday. GM Niaz Murshed and GM Ziaur Rahman were playing against India’s Rajasurya and Hemanth Raam respectively when this report was

United they achieved

When Niaz Murshed became the country’s first Grandmaster (the first one from South Asian as well) back in 1987, a generation of youth were inspired to take up the game. They thought that chess would give them an identity and fame like no other sport could. But soon enough the harsh realities of the game ... Read more

Chess bids for new life

The Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) is trying to convince sponsors to sign up again to support the sport following Bangladesh’s ever-best result in the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. Standard Chartered Bank, Mercantile Bank, Dutch-Bangla Bank, United Insurance Company, who have a long association with the chess federation, pulled out their

Niaz to coach BD team

Asian Youth Chess Niaz to coach BD team Grand Master Niaz Murshed is expected to lead Bangladesh team in the upcoming Asian Youth Chess Championship as coach-cum-manager, confirmed a Bangladesh Chess Federation official yesterday. The tournament which will be held in Sri Lanka from June 24 to July will be participated in by two young ... Read more

Shamima’s winning start

Nat’l Women’s Chess Shamima’s winning start Defending champion Shamima Akter Liza made a winning start in the Arlin Developer 32nd National Women’s Championship but WIM Rani Hamid lost her opening round tie at the Bangladesh Chess Federation playing room yesterday. Liza, who recently earned the final norm of WIM, defeated Masuda Begum while FM Jakia ... Read more