Zia takes solo lead in Rating Chess

DHAKA, GM Ziaur Rahman Zia of SAIF Sporting Club now took solo lead in the points table with 5.5 points after the sixth round games of International Rating Chess Tournament now being held at Bangladesh

Chess Federation hall room.

Six players are sharing the second position with 5 points. They are IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin and CM Sharif Hossain of Bangladesh Navy, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag and Tahsin Tajwar Zia of Golden Sporting Club, Abdul Momin of

Sonali Bank Sports and Recreation Club and Swarnavo Choudhury of Elegant

International Chess Academy.

Abzid Rahman of Janata Bank Officer Welfare Society now staying at the

third position with 4.5 points.

In the day's sixth round games were held this (Tuesday) morning, GM Zia

beat FM Parag, IM Minhaz beat Jabed Al Azad, CM Sharif beat Kazi Taherul

Islam, Tahsin beat FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, Swarnavo beat CM S M Sharon,

Momin beat Sariatullah and Abzid beat Zoar Haque Prodhan.

The seventh round games were started this evening and all games were in

progress when the last report came in hand.

The eighth round games begin tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 am at the same


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)