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Bangladesh women, open team win big at World Chess Olympiad

  • Published at 02:21 am September 30th, 2018
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Bangladesh women's team in action against Singapore during the fifth round of the World Olympiad in Georgia Friday BCF

Following a rest day Saturday, the sixth round matches will be held Sunday where Bangladesh open team will face Chile while the national women’s side will lock horns with their Jamaican counterparts

Bangladesh open team and the national women’s side both won their fifth round matches at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia Friday.

In the fifth round, the Bangladesh open team defeated Madagascar 3-1 while the women’s side beat Singapore by the same margin.

Grandmaster Mollah Abdullah al Rakib (Rating 2472) beat International Master Rakotomaharo Fy Antenaina (Rating 2422), GM Ziaur Rahman (Rating 2477) defeated Fide Master Ralison Milanto Harifidy (Rating 2281), FM Mohammad Fahad Rahman (Rating 2263) beat Andriamasoandro Miora (Rating 2126) while FM Khandaker Aminul Islam (Rating 2273) lost to Candidate Master Rajaonarison Faniry (Rating 2126).

The Bangladesh open team now have seven points after round five.

In the women’s event, Bangladesh WFM Sharmin Sultana Shirin (Rating 1974) defeated Hng Mei-En Emmanuelle (Rating 2020), WFM Zakia Sultana (Rating 1838) beat Hng Mei-Xian Eunice (Rating 1687), WFM Tanima Parveen (Rating 2022) drew with WFM Liu Yang Hazel (Rating 2064) while WIM Rani Hamid drew with Siew Kai Xin (Rating 1751).

Bangladesh women’s team have six points following the conclusion of round five.

Following a rest day Saturday, the sixth round matches will be held Sunday where Bangladesh open team will face Chile while the national women’s side will lock horns with their Jamaican counterparts.