Sports Bangla emerged as champions of the Marcel 2nd Division Chess League with one match to spare, securing 16 points after the eighth-round matches held at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall room and NSC conference room Thursday.
In today's match, Sports Bangla defeated Nurul Islam Smriti Pathagar by 3.5-1.5 game points.
Agrani Bank Chess remained in the second slot with 13 points and Deepali Memorial Club (1) in the third position with 12 points.
The teams, who shared the fourth position with 11 points are BD Chess in School, Aimers, Ipsa Chess BD, Debonair Chess Club, Bangladesh Police Prime Chess Club, Nurul Islami Smriti Pathagar and Elegant International Chess Academy.
In today's other matches, Agrani Bank beat Bangladesh Police by 4-0 game points, Dipali Memorial beat Morning Glory Chess Club by 3-1 game points, Ipsha Chess beat Asad Chess Club by 2.5 -1.5 game points, and BD Chess in School beat Dabaru Spandan Chess Club by 4-0 game points.
Also, Aimers beat Cumilla Victorians Chess by 4-0 game points, Debonair Chess Club beat Bangladesh Police Crown Chess Club by 3-1 game points, Elegant International Chess Academy beat Legend Faraaz Chess Team by 3-1 game points, Master Mind Chess Club beat Daffodil International University by 4-0 game points, Bangladesh Chess Arena beat Mohammadpur Chess Club (Red) by 1-3 game points, and Spandan Dhaka defeated Hatirjheel Chess Forum by 3-0 game points.
2nd Div Chess: Sports Bangla takes solo lead securing 10 points
Dipali Memorial Club (2) drew with Shoukat Osman Smriti Daba Parisod by 2-2 game points.
The ninth and last round matches will be held on Friday from 4pm at the same venues.
Source: United News of Bangladesh