The Pool A matches of Division 2 of the FIDE Online World Chess Olympiad begins on Friday.
It will start from 2pm Bangladeshi time.
Bangladesh and nine other teams are participating in the Pool ‘A’ of Division 2.
Other countries are: Philippines, Indonesia, Germany, Belarus, Belgium, Australia, Bulgaria, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Pool A matches will be held on August 14, 15 and 16 respectively on round robin league system and later top three teams will qualify for the top division.
In the first round , Bangladesh will play against Germany on Aug 14, Belarus in the 2nd round on Aug 15 and Belgium in the 3rd round on Aug 16.
Every match will be held on six boards in different categories-- two board for open category, two for women’s category, one for open Under-20 category and one for girl Under-20 category.
Members of Bangladesh Team are: Captain Dr Shoeb Reaz Alam and Reserve Captain- IM Abu Sufian Shakil.
Players are: Open Category- GM Niaz Murshed, GM Reefat Bin Sattar, FM M Taibur Rahman and GM Ziaur Rahman.
Women’s Category- WIM Rani Hamid, WIM Sharmin Sultana Shirin, WFM Nazrana Khan Eva and WCM Shamiha Sharmin Shimmi;
Open Under-20 Category - IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman and CM Tahsin Tajwar Zia. Girls Under-20 Category: WCM Ahmed Walijah and WFM Noshin Anjum.