Bangladeshi International Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman shared points with Indian GM P Iniyan as their 7th round match of the 28th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival-Masters ended in draw at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday night.
In the 7th round match, IM Fahad played with white pieces in Queen’s Gambit Declined system and settled for draw after 37 moves.
Bangladesh's GM Ziaur Rahman lost to Indian GM Aryan Chopra. Zia played with black pieces, chose French Defense and lost the match in 43rd move.
FM Tahsin Tajwar Zia, son of GM Ziaur Rahman, tasted the first victory in the meet beating Vaibhab Jayant Raut of India while FM Mehdi Hasan Parag won against Hamad Bader of the UAE.
After the 7th round matches, GM Zia and IM Fahad earned 4 points each, FM Tahsin secured 3.5 points while FM Parag bagged 3 points, playing seven games each.
The 8th and penultimate round games began today (Wednesday) from 7 pm Bangladesh time.
In the 8th round matches, GM Zia is playing against GM Amin Bassem of Egypt, IM Fahad playing against CM Prraneeth Vuppala of India, FM Tahsin playing against CM Kushagra Mohan of India while FM Parag playing against Ojas Kulkarni of India.