Bangladesh team defeated South Africa by 3-1 game points in the first round match of the FIDE World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad that began on Sunday (Oct 2) ) in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.
In the first round matches, CM Manon Reja Neer, CM Sakline Mostafa Sajid and M. Sajidul Haque of Bangladesh team defeated South Africa's Levitan Judah Nathan, Nwedo Khodani and Boshoma Chisomo respectively.
Omnia Binte Yusuf Lubaba of Bangladesh lost to Price Daelen of South Africa in the other match..
Bangladesh team playing against Cuba in the 2nd round today (Monday).
Leading under-16 chess players representing 34 teams from 23 countries, are taking part in the nine-round Swiss-League basis competition..