Zia still takes solo lead in Rating Chess

DHAKA, GM Ziaur Rahman Zia of SAIF Sporting Club still maintained his solo lead in the points table with 7.5 points after the eighth round games of International rating Chess tournament now being held at

Bangladesh Chess Federation HallRoom.

Three players are sharing second position with 6.5 points. They are IM

Mohammad Minhaz Uddin and CM Sharif Hossain of Bangladesh Navy and Tahsin

Tajwar Zia of Golden Sporting Club.

Four players are sharing the third position with 6 points. They are FM

Mehdi Hasan Parag of Golden Sporting Club, CM S M Sharon of Bangladesh Navy,

Md Sariatullah of Esoft Arena and Abdul Momin of Bangladesh Police.

In the day's eighth round gamesGM Zia beat Md Abzid Rahman, CM Sharif

split point with Tahsin, IM Minhaz beat FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, FM Parag

beat Jabed Al Azad, CM Sharon defeated Monjur Alam, Sariat outclassed Zoar

Haque Prodhan and Momin beat Swarnavo Choudhury.

The last round games started this evening and all games were on when the

last report came in hand.

Meanwhile, the prize distribution and closing ceremony of the tournament

will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:30 am at the same venue.

FM Iqbal Bin Anwar (Dawn), executive director and head of games of Sports

of Walton Group, will present in the ceremony as the chief guest while

Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) vicepresident Gazi Shayiful Tarique will

be there as special guest.

BCF acting general secretary KM Shahidullah will preside over the closing


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)