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Ziaur takes solo lead after 5th round in rating chess

GM Ziaur Rahman now took solo lead in the points table with 4.5 points after the fifth round matches of the invitational phase of Bangabandhu International Rating Chess tournament held today.

Three players are sharing the second slot with four points. They are IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin, FM Khandaker Aminul Islam and FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman.

Five players are sharing the third slot with 3.5 points.

They are GM Enamul Hossain Razib, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman, CM Manon Reja Neer, Anata Choudhury and CM Tahsin Tajwar Zia.

Six players earned three points each. They are FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag, FM Debaraj Chatterjee, Shafq Ahmed, FM Md Saif Uddin and CM Sadnan Hasan Dihan.

In the day’s fifth round matches of the invitation phase were held today (Saturday) at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room.

In fifth round matches, GM Zia beat IM Fahad, GM Razib drew with FM Kh. Amin, IM Minhaz beat Shafiq, FM mahfuz beat FM Parag, CM Tahsin split point with Anata, CM Dihan sp[lit point with fM Nasir, CM Neer beat CM Sharif Hossain, Avik Sarker drew with FM Subrota Biswas, FM Debaraj beat WFM Nazrana Khan, FM Saif beat FM Mohammad Javed, WCM Waliha Ahmed split point with CM Sohel Chowdhury, Masum Hossain split point with Mihir Lal Das, CM Jamal Uddin beat WIM Rani Hamid, WFM Noshin Anjum split point with CM Mahtabuddin Ahmed, Delwar Hossain beat Sakline Mostafa Sajid, Wadifa Ahmed beat Mohammad Shameem, Saruatullah beat WCM Jannatul Ferdous, Swarnavo Choudhury beat Emdadul Haque and Jabed Al Azad beat Nusrat Jahan Alo.

On the other hand, Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan now took solo lead in the points table with maximum five points in the below 2100 rating phase after the fifth round matches.

Five players are sharing the second slot with 4.5 points. They are FM Eunus Hasan, Afzal Hossain Sacchu, Uten, Abzid rahman and Siddiqur Rahman.

In the day’s fifth round matches held today, Mostafa beat Abu Hanif, FM Eunus split point with Sacchu, Abzid beat Karim M. Sahhin, Uten beat Kazi Mahbub Afzal, Siddiq beat Aminul Islam, Kazi Taherul Islam beat Ataur Rahman, Shawket Bin Osman split point with Jodunath Biswas, Feroz Ahmed Gulam Sarwar, Abdul Momin beat Moniruzzaman Moni, Ariful Amin WFM Zakia Sultana, Yasir Ali Khan beat Mortuza Mahathir Islam, Rashedul Hasan beat Shamsul Kabir Chowdhury, Sabya Sachi beat Maezouq Chowdhury, Mohammad Shafiqul Islam beat Jewel Khan, Salim split point with Arafat, Mazharul Kabir beat Israt Jahan Diba, Bablu Sheikh beat Belal Hossain and Tipu Sultan beat Nasur Uddin.

The sixth round matches of both sections will be held tomorrow (Sunday) from 3 pm at the same venue.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)