Dhaka – GM Ziaur Rahman of Saif Sporting Club dominated in the Walton Air Conditioner International Rating Chess Tournament 2019 securing 7.5 points after 8th round matches held at Bangladesh Chess Federation Hall Room on Wednesday.
Three players are sharing 2nd slot with 6.5 points each. They are: IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin and CM Md. Sharif Hossain of Bangladesh Navy and Tahsin Tajwar Zia of Golden Sporting Club.
Four players are sharing the 3rd position with 6 points each. They are: FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Golden Sporting Club, CM SM Sharon of Bangladesh Navy, Md Sariatullah of Esoft Arena and Abdul Momin of Bangladesh Police.
In the day’s 8th or penultimate round matches, GM Zia beat Md. Abzid Rahman, CM Sharif drew with Tahsin, IM Minhaz beat FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, FM Parag beat Jabed Al Azad, CM Sharon beat Md. Monjur Alam, Sariat beat Zoar Haque Prodhan and Momin beat Swarnavo Choudhury.
The 9th and last round matches are scheduled for Wednesday night. The prize-distribution and closing ceremony of the meet will be held on Thursday (Aug 8) from 11:30 am at same venue.
FM Iqbal Bin Anwar (Dawn), Executive Director and Head of Games of Sports of Walton Group will be the chief guest at the function and later he will distribute the prizes.
KM Shahidullah, Vice President of Bangladesh Chess Federation will preside over the ceremony where Gazi Shayiful Tarique, Vice President of Bangladesh Chess Federation will also present as special guest.UNB