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Zia finishes 5th in Int’l Chess

  • Published at 04:57 pm January 9th, 2019
Bangladesh Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman in action

Ziaur Rahman earned 6.5 points out of nine games and drew with GM Stupak Kirillr of Belarus in the final match

Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman of Saif Sporting Club became fifth in the IIFL Wealth 4th Mumbai International Grandmaster Chess Tournament in Mumbai, India. 

Zia earned 6.5 points out of nine games and drew with GM Stupak Kirillr of Belarus in the final match. Zia was the 13th seeded player of this event. 

Fide Master Mohammad Fahad Rahman of Saif Sporting finished 34th with five points, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Golden Sporting Club emerged 76th with four points, Candidate Master Subrota Biswas of Uttara Central Club ended 94th and Mohammad Abzid Rahman of Janata Bank Officer Welfare Society became 95th with 3.5 points each, CM Sohel Chowdhury of Titas Club finished 102nd and Sazzad Kishor of Dhaka Knight’s Club emerged 103rd with three points each, Nayem Haque of Mir Club ended 107th with 2.5 points while Ali Ahsan Jewel became 115th with one point. 

In the last round, Fahad lost to GM Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus, Parag drew with CM Lama Milan of Nepal, Subrota drew with International Master Siva Mahadevan of India, Abzid beat Arya Nirag Shah of Hong Kong, Sohel lost to IM Elgabry Mohsen of Egypt, Sazzad lost to IM Sarwat Walaa of Egypt, Nayem lost to Nepal Prakash of Neapl and Jewel lost to Shah Ram Surat Prasad of Nepal. 

IM Sardana Rishi of Australia emerged champion with seven points, GM Tran Tuan Minh of Vietnam finished runners-up, GM Puranik Abhimanyu ended third while IM D Gukesh of India became fourth. 

Zia increased his rating by 11, Fahad by nine and Sazzad by 10 while Parag lost five rating, Subrota 56, Nayem 68, Sohel 19, Abzid 13 and Jewel 31. 

A total of 120 players from 20 countries, including 19 GMs, 2 Women’s GMs, 26 IMs and seven Women’s IMs participated in the event. 

Meanwhile, Tahsin Tajwar Zia of Golden Sporting finished 15th in the IIFL Wealth 4th Mumbai International Junior (U-13) Chess Tournament which was held at the same place. 

Tahsin earned 6.5 points out of nine games and was tied for 12th place, but emerged 15th in the tie-breaking system. 

Elegant International Academy’s Marzouq Chowdhury became 96th with five points, Warsia Khusbu finished 143rd with four points, Zaif Khandakar ended 196th with three points while Syed Ridwan emerged 206th with 2.5 points. 

In the final round, Tahsin drew with Nanal Arnav of India, Marzouq beat Siddharth Krishna of India, Khusbu lost to Jadhav Jyotiraditya of India, Zaif got a walk-over against Parikh Siddhant of India and Ridwan beat Vidhi Saini of India. 

A total of 234 players, including one IM and 2 FMs from eight countries participated in the junior event.