Bangladesh’s Grand Master Ziaur Rahman, International Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman and Fide Master Tahsin Tajwar Zia made good start in the 22nd Dubai Open Chess Tournament after winning their respective 1st round matches held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday night.
In the 1st round matches, GM Zia beat CM Khalifah Khalid of United Arab Emirates, IM Fahad beat FM Ahmed Fareed of United Arab Emirates and FM Tahsin beat Al Zaabi Talal of United Arab Emirates.
Two other Bangladeshi players–FM Mehdi Hasan Parag lost to GM Aravindh Chithambaram of India while FM Md Taibur Rahman lost to GM Kuybokarov Temur of Australia in the other first round matches.
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The 2nd round matches began on Sunday from 7:00 pm Bangladesh time.
In the day’s 2nd round matches, GM Zia playing with Md Imran of India, IM Fahad playing against GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter of Germany, FM Tahsin playing with IM N R Vignesh of India, FM Parag playing against Faisal Ali of United Arab Emirates while FM Taibur playing with Abdulrahim Salem of United Arab Emirates.
A total of 171 players from 35 countries including 30 Grandmasters, 2 Women Grandmasters, 30 International Master and three Women International Masters are taking part in the event.
Source: United News of Bangladesh