Candidate Master Manon Reja Neer of Uttara Central Chess Club took the sole lead in the points table securing 4.5 points after the 5th round matches of the Marcel Invitational International Rating Chess Tournament now being held at the Bangladesh Chess Federation Hall-room here on Saturday.
Five Players share the 2nd position with 4 points each.
They are: International Master Mohammad Minhaz Uddin, FIDE Master Sheikh Nasir Ahmed & Candidate Master Md. Sharif Hossain of Bangladesh Navy, FIDE Master Syed Mahfuzur Rahman of Janata Bank Officer Welfare Society and Shafiq Ahmed of Sheikh Russel Chess Club.
Seven other players share the 3rd position with 3.5 points each.
They are: FIDE Master Khandaker Aminul and FIDE Master Mohammad Javed, Anata Choudhury of Rupali Bank Krira Parisad, Jabed Al Azad of Manha’s Castle, Candidate Master Mohammad Jamal Uddin of Sultana Kamal Smirity Pathagar Md. Sariatullah & Md. Nasim Hossain Bhuiyan of Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club.
In the day’s 5th round games, CM Neer beat FM Nasir, IM Minhaz beat CM Jamal, Jabed drew with Anata, FM Aminul drew with Sariatullah, CM Sharif beat Md. Masum Hossain, FM Mahfuz beat Kazi Zarin Tasnim, Shafiq beat Md. Ariful Amin, FM Javed beat Din Mohammad, Nasim beat Md. Sajidul Haque and Md. Abzid Rahman beat SwarnavoChoudhury.
The 6th round games will be held on Sunday from 2-00 pm at the same venue.
Source: United News of Bangladesh