DHAKA – Bangabandhu International Rating Chess tournament began from today at Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) hall-room marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Organized by BCF, Youth and Sports Secretary Mohammad Akhter Hossain formally inaugurated the meet as the chief guest. The event was sponsored by Shah Cement.
Freedom fighter brigadier general Shaid Ullah Chowdhury, executive director of Abul Khair Group was present as special guest.
Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim, general secretary of BCF and president, FIDE Zone-3.2, Mohammad Alauddin, former additional Secretary and director of Abul Khair group, were also present in the inauguration ceremony.
A total of 41 players including GM Enamul Hossain Razib, GM Ziaur rahman, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman, IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin, WIM Rani Hamid are participating in the invitational event and a total of 140 players are participating in the below 2100 rating event.
Cash prize of Taka Three lakh and fifty thousand will be given to invitational event and Taka two lakh will be given in below 2100 rating group.
The second round games of both divisions will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) from 3 pm at the same venues.BSS