Bangladesh U-16 Chess team earned 8 points after the 7th round matches of the FIDE World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad now being held in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Thursday. In the 7th round matches on Thursday morning, Bangladesh team lost to Netherlands-1 by 1.5-2.5 game points. Read: Inspired by Tamim Iqbal, Tanzid Hasan Tamim Aims High in National Debut In the day's 7th round matches, FM Manon Reja Neer of Bangladesh beat FM Han Yichen of Ntherlans-1, WFM Wadifa Ahmed of Bangladesh drew with Verheij Dana of Netherlands-1 while CM Md. Sajidul Haque and CM Sakline Mostafa Sajid of Bangladesh lost to FM De Winter Arthur and Prajit Sai Kumar of Netherlands-1 respectively. In the 8th round matches on Thursday afternoon, Bangladesh team playing with Kazakhstan-5 team.
Grand Master Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh made a good start in the 29th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival, Masters event, by beating Armenian IM Denielyan Vaha in the first round match held in UAE city of Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. In the other first round matches on Wednesday, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman (Rating-2398) of Bangladesh drew with GM Yen Ngoc Throng Son (Rating-2641) of Vietnam, FM Tahsin Tazwar Zia drew with IM Zou Chen of China while GM Enamul Hossain Razib lost to GM Suleymanli Aydin of Azerbaijan. The 2nd round matches began on Thursday evening Bangladesh time. Read: Inspired by Tamim Iqbal, Tanzid Hasan Tamim Aims High in National Debut In the 2nd round matches, GM Ziaur Rahman playing with GM Aryan Chopra of India, GM Enamul Hossain Razib playing with Ammer Serdani of UAE, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman playing against GM Vakhidov Shamsiddin of Uzbekistan while FM Tahsin Tajwar Zia is playing with IM Sammed Jayakumar Shete. A total of 145 players including 41 Grand Masters, 6 Women Grand Masters, 54 International Masters and 3 Women International Masters from 24 countries are participating in this event.
Hornets Club clinched the Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Women's U-23 on Basketball Tournament title beating Bengal Fighters by 7-5 points in the final at the Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday. Read: AFC playoff: Maldivian club Eagles start practising in Sylhet Vice-President of Bangladesh Basketball Federation Moinul Ahsan Monju was the chief guest in the final and later he distributed the prizes. A total of 18 teams took part in the tournament.
A 28-member Club Eagles team of the Maldives reached Sylhet on Friday afternoon to play the play-off match of the AFC Cup Football 2023-24. The Maldivian premier league side will play Dhaka Abahani in the preliminary round of AFC Cup on Wednesday (Aug 16) at the Sylhet District Stadium. The match will kick- off at 3:15 pm Bangladesh time. The Eagles Football Club arrived Dhaka on Friday at 11:30 am and reached Sylhet in the afternoon. However, Dhaka Abahani Limited is likely to fly for Sylhet on Monday ( Aug 14). If Dhaka Abahani is able to win the match against the Club Eagles then they play the winners of Kolkata Mohun Bagan and Machhindra FC of Kathmandu on August 22.
Fide Master Manon Reja Neer emerged champion in the Under-18 Open category of the Sheikh Kamal National Youth Chess Championships'2023 securing seven points after the 7th and final round matches concluded at the chess federation hall room and NSC conference room Wednesday night. Bangladesh Chess Federation has arranged the National Youth Chess Championships for Under-8,10,12,16,18, Open and Girls Categories, on the occasion of the 74th birth anniversary of Captain Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the pioneer of modern sports in Bangladesh. Swarnavo Choudhury became runner-up securing 6 points while Md. Nafis Fuad Zahin became 3rd with 5 points in the Under-18 Open category. Read: World School Chess: St Joseph School earn three points from five matches CM Nusrat Jahan Alo of Cumilla became champion in the U-18 girl’s category collecting 6 points, FM Wadifa Ahmed became runner-up with 5.5 points while Jannatul Ferdausi of Rajshahi became 3rd with 4.5 points. CM Md Azmaeen Parvez Sayor became unbeaten champion in the U-16 Open Category securing maximum 7 points, Mohammad Shaker Ullah of Cox’s Bazar became runner-up with 6 points while Afnan Jarif Haque became 3rd with collecting 5.5 points. In the Under-16 girl’s category, Isarat Jahan Diba became champion securing 5.5 points, Omnia Binte Yusuf Lubaba of Chattogram became runner up with 4.5 points while Simon Ahmed of Cumilla became 3rd with 3.5 points. In the U-14 Open Category, Kazi Afsan Ronak Annan became champion collecting 6 points,. Sudipta Pal of Sylhet became runner-up with 5.5 points while Aabid Mahadi Saad became 3rd with 5 points. Read: Bangladesh set to participate in 7th Commonwealth Youth Games Jannatul Preety of Barishal became champion in the U-14 girl’s category with six points. Jinnat Akhtar Shahnaz of Dhaka became runner-up with 6 points while Mehjabin Akter Jubaida of Pabna became third with 5 points In the Under -12 Open Category, CM Sakline Mostafa Sajid of Pabna emerged unbeaten champion securing 6.5 points , Aiyan Rahman finished runner-up and Oitijjo Barua became 3rd with 5.5 points each CM Warsia Khusbu of Dhaka clinched Under-12 Girls title with unbeaten run collecting full 7 points, Jarin Tasnim became runner-up with 5 points while Praggya Roy Chowdhury (Pragna) of Chittagong became 3rd with 4.5 points In the Under-10 Open category, Muhtadi Tajwar Nasheed became champion with 5.5 points. Safayat Kibria Aazan became runner-up and Aninda Rrick Digbijoy of Chittagong became 3rd securing 5 points each. Read: Bangladesh team leaves for Germany to participate in World Archery Championship In the Under-10 Girls category, Marufa Ferdousy of Mymensingh became champion with 6 points, Sidratul Muntaha of Dhaka became runner-up with 5.5 points while Masrifa Ahmed Raha of Chittagong became 3rd with 4 points. In the Under-8 Girl’s category. Warisa Haider of Dhaka won the honor of becoming the champion securing 5 points, Zowena Mehbish of Dhaka became runner-up with 4 points while Umrah Ababil of Chittagong became 3rd with 3 points. The Prize-Distribution ceremony on the meet was also held on Wednesday night after games. Ashiqur Rahman Miku, Deputy Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association distributed prizes among winners as the chief guest at a function presided by KM Shahidullah, Vice President of Bangladesh Chess Federation.
Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman and FM Tahsin Tajwar Zia of Bangladesh share the top slot in the 3rd Open International Category A Tournament of Thessaloniki' 2023 with six other players after the latest round of matches on Monday. They secured 3.5 points each after the 4th round matches held in the Greece city city of Thessaloniki Monday evening. In the 4th round matches on Monday, GM Ziaur Rahman drew with IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh of India while his son and FM Tahsin Tajwar Zia won against FM Tsaknakis Zisis of Greece.
Bangladeshi Grand Master Ziaur Rahman and Fide Master Tahsin Tajwar Zia have secured full two points each after winning both of their first and second round matches of the 3rd Open International (Category A) Tournament of Thessaloniki' 2023 held in the Greece city of Thessaloniki on Sunday. In the first round matches on Saturday, GM Ziaur Rahman won against Grapsa Georgia while his son and FM Tahsin Tajwar Zia won against Kyparissopoulos Spyridon of Greece. In the second round matches on Sunday morning, GM Ziaur Rahman won against Iskos Alexandros of Greece while FM Tahsin Tajwar Zia won against Vardakas Grigoris of Greece. A total of 76 players including 3 Grand Masters and 4 International Masters from 10 countries are participating in the event.
St. Joseph Higher Secondary School of Bangladesh earned three points after the 5th round matches of the World School Team Chess Championships' 2023 held in Aktau of Kazakhstan on Sunday. In the day's 5th round match, St. Joseph School lost to Volkerova Berdejov School of Slovakia by 1.5-2.5 game points. Read: Shakib preferred to replace Tamim as ODI captain Karar Riddho Haque of St. Joseph School won against Napova Nikol of Volkerova Bardejov School while Abrar Zaheen of St. Joseph School drew with Mentrik Andrej of Volkerova Bardejob School. In the sixth round match on Sunday afternoon, St. Joseph School playing against Narva Language Lyceum of Estonia till the last report received.
Three players are sharing the top slot in the Walton Fide Rating Chess Tournament’2023 for the players of below 2100 rating securing seven points each after the 8th and penultimate round held at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Wednesday. The leaders are: CM Sakline Mostafa Sajid, Mohammad Shafiqul Islam and Swarnavo Choudhury. Also read: Kavala Chess: GM Ziaur Rahman, FM Tajwar Zia earn four points each Three other players--- CM Md. Sajidul Haque, CM Mahtabuddin Ahmed and CM Md. Masum Hossain—are sharing the 2nd position collecting 6.5 points each. Eleven players are in the 3rd slot 6 points each. They are: Jabed Al Azad, Feroz Ahmed, CM Monir Hossain, CM Md. Azmaeen Parvez Sayor, Mohammed Enayet Hossain, WCM Ahmed Walijah, Mukitul Islam Ripon, CM Md Nasim Hossain Bhuiyan, M. M. Zahirul Islam, Nely Debnath and Refayet Uddin. Also read: St Joseph School team leaves for Kazakhstan to participate in World School Team Chess In the day’s 8th round matches, CM Sakline Mostafa Sajid drew with CM Md. Sajidul Haque, Mohammad Shafiqul Islam beat Md. Sabujur Rahman, Swarnavo Choudhury beat CM md Sariatullah, Jabed Al Azad drew with CM Md. Nasim Hossain Bhuiyan, CM Md. Masum Hossain beat Abdul Momin, Feroz Ahmed drew with Mukitul Islam Islam Ripon, CM Mahatabuddin Ahmed beat Shawon Chowdhury, MM. Zahirul Islam drew with CM Monir Hossain, CM Md. Azmaeen Parvez Sayor beat Subas Chakma, Mohammed Enayet Hossain beat Osman Gani, WCM Ahmed Walijah beat Md. Raju Ahmed, Neloy Debnath beat Aiyan Rahman and Refayet Uddin beat Nafim Al Karim. The 9th and last round matches will be held on Thursday from 11 am at the same venue. Also read: Kavala Int'l Chess: GM Ziaur Rahman earns 2nd consecutive win The prize distribution ceremony of the Walton Metropolis FIDE Rating Chess Tournament’2023 will be held on Thursday (August 3) from 4:00 PM at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall room. FM Iqbal Bin Anower (Dawn), Senior Executive Director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries will be chief guest at the function and will distribute the prizes among winners.
A six-member St. Joseph School Chess team left the capital for Kazakhstan on Tuesday to participate in the World School Team Chess Championship beginning in Aktau on Friday (August 4). The local Marks Active Chess Champions St. Joseph Higher Secondary School Team will represent Bangladesh in the Under-18 group of the World School Chess meet to be played on eight -round Swiss League format . Also read: Kavala Int'l Chess: GM Ziaur Rahman earns 2nd consecutive win International Master Abu Sufian Shakil accompanied the team as captain cum coach while five players are: Omar Faruk Sami, Ahnaf Rashid Chowdhury, Nawshad Uddin, Karar Riddho Haque and Abrar Zheen. Leading School teams of 54 countries are expected to participate in the meet. Also read: Asian Chess: IM Fahad Rahman beat Kuziev Miraziz of Uzbekistan in 6th round.