Dhaka – Twenty players are sharing top slot leads in the Sonargaon International FIDE Rating Chess Tournament securing full two points after the 2nd round matches at the Sonargaon Royal Resort on Wednesday.
The leaders are: GM Ziaur Rahman, IM Abu Sufian Shakil, FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag, FM Saif Uddin Lavlu, CM Subrota Biswas, CM Sohel Chowdhury, CM Manon Reja Neer, Shawket Bin Osman Shawon, Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan, Avik Sarkar, Nazrul Islam Delu, Jamal Uddin, Mohammed Mainuddin, Nasim Hossain Bhuiyan, Mohammad Hasan, Syed Shahjahan Mehdi, Indian Kaustuv Kundu and Indian Suvradeepta Das.
In the days 2nd round matches, GM Zia beat Akib Jawad, Kaustuv beat Mostafa Razibul Hasan, FM Fahad beat Ritabroto Ganguly, IM Shakil beat Arpan Das, FM Parag beat Mukitul Islam Ripon, CM Subrota beat Ataur Rahman, FM Mahfuz beat Tutul Dhar, CM Sohel beat Asifur Rahman, Mostafa beat Mujibur Rahman, Hasan beat Avzid Rahman, Shawon beat Shahnaz Mohammad Faruque, FM Lavlu beat Abijit Barua, Avik beat Mohahammad Yousuf, Delu beat Jahidul Islam, Jamal beat Shamsul Kabir Chowdhury, Neer beat Mohammad Khairul Amin, Nasim beat Asaduzzaman Ahad, Mainuddin beat Aritra Ganguly, Suvradeepta beat Ruhul Amin and Shahjahan beat Faisal Hossain and Mohammad Manik drew with FM Mohammed Abdul Malek.
The 3rd round matches were in progress on Wednesday afternoon at the same venue. The 4th round matches will begin on Thursday morning at the same venue.UNB