Prizes of the Shahid Captain Sheikh Kamal Invitational International Online Chess Tournament' 2021, distributed at a function at Sky Ball-Room of Hotel La Meridian Monday night.
Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) organized the tournament on the occasion of the 72nd birth anniversary of the Shahid Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, under the financial support of SAIF Piwertech Ltd.
State Minister for Youth Sports Md. Zahid Ahsan Russell, MP was the chief guest at the function and distributed the prizes to the winners of Bangladesh and gave virtual prizes to the foreign recepiants.
Dr. Benzir Ahmed, Inspector General of Police and Presidents of BCF and South Asian Chess Council, and Tarafdar Md. Ruhul Amin, Managing Director of the meet's sponsor SAIF Powertech Limited and Vice President of BCF were also present as special guests.
Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim, General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation and President of FIDE Zone 3.2 and Mr. Abundo Casto, Executive Director of Asian Chess Federation also spoke on the occasion.
In the tournament, Chinese Grand Master Li Di became unbeaten champion securing 8 points from 9 matches. Indian Grandmaster Abhimanyu Puranik become the runner-up with seven and a half points.
Five players scored six and a half points each, in tie-breaking system GM Karthik Venkataraman of India became third, GM Amin M Tabatabaei of Iran finished fourth, GM Vadislav Kovalev of Belarus became fifth, GM Shyam Sundar of India became 6th and GM Maksoodloo Parham of Iran became 7th, IM Ali Muhammad Lutfi of Indonesia became 8th, IM Murzin Volodar of Russia became 9th, Xu Yinglun of China became 10th, IM Garcia Jan Emmanuel of Philippine finished 11th in the tiebreaker.
Among the Bangladeshi players, GM Reefat Bin Sattar clinched the top slot collecting 6 points from 9 games, GM Enamul Hossain Razib became second, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman became third and GM Ziaur Rahman became 4th with five and half points .
CM Tahsin Tajwar Zia finished fifth and Shawkat Hossain Pallab became sixth with five points each. Sakline Mostafa Sajid won the special boys award and WIM Noshin Anjum won the special girls award.
Champion GM Li Di received two thousand US dollars, runner-up GM Abhimanyu Puranik received fifteen hundred us dollars, third GM Karthik Venkataraman received one thousand US dollars, fourth GM Amin Tabatabaei received six hundred US dollars, fifth GM Vladislav Kovalev received Five hundred US dollars, Sixth GM Shyam Sundar received four hundred US dollars, Seventh GM Maksoodloo Parham received four hundred US dollars, Eighth to tenth IM Ali Muhammad Lutfi, IM Murzin Volodar and GM Xu Yinglun received three hundred US dollars each, while IM Garcia Jane Emanuel Philippines, received a prize of two hundred US dollars as eleven prize .
GM Reefat Bin Sattar received 800 US dollars, GM Enamul Hossain Razib received 600 US dollars, 3rd IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman received 400 US dollars, 4th GM Ziaur Rahman received 300 US dollars, 5th CM Tahsin Tajwar Zia and 6th Shawkat Hossain Pallab each received two hundred US dollars, and as a special prize Sakline Mostafa Sajid and WFM Noshin Anjum received ten thousand taka each.
A total of ten thousand US dollars distributed among the winners
In all 80 players, including 21 Grand Masters and 13 International Masters from 15 countries, took part in the three-day 9-round Swiss-League basis event.