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)