The fifth round of the SA Group of Companies Limited Premier Division Chess League 2017, sponsored by SA Group of Companies Ltd and organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation, was held Wednesday at National Sports Council Tower Auditorium Lounge in Dhaka.
In the fifth round, Bengal Chess Club Ltd beat Golden Sporting Club 3-1. Georgian Grand Masters Mikhel Mchedishvili and Luka Paichadze and GM Niaz Murshed of Bengal Chess Club Ltd won against Mohammad Amir Ali Rana, Fide Master Eunus Hasan and Tahsin Tajwar Zia of Golden Sporting Club respectively. Shawket Bin Osman Shaon of Golden Sporting Club beat Candidate Master Monir Hossain of Bengal Chess Club Ltd.
Reigning Premier Division League champion Saif Sporting Club Ltd beat Leonine Chess Club 4-0. Ukrainian GM Martyn Kravtsiv, Russian GM Aleksey Goganov, national champion, GM Enamul Hossain Razib and GM Ziaur Rahman of Saif Sporting Club Ltd won against Mohammad Aminul Islam, Mohammad Jamal Uddin, Habibur Rahman Sohel and Women's FM Nazrana Khan Eva of Leonine Chess Club respectively.
Sheikh Russel Chess Club drew with Titas Club 2-2. Indian Kaustuv Kundu of Sheikh Russel Chess Club beat FM Mohammad Saif Uddin of Titas Club, FM Mohammed Abdul Malek of Titas Club beat Indian Neelash Saha of Sheikh Russel Chess Club while International Master Abu Sufian Shakil and FM Mehdi Hasan of Sheikh Russel Chess Club drew with CMs Sohel Chowdhury and Ikramul Haq Siam of Titas Club respectively.
Sonali Bank Sports and Recreation Club drew with Access Chess Club 2-2. Protul Chandra Bose of Sonali Bank Sports and Recreation Club beat Sheikh Rashedul Hasan of Access Chess Club while Sheikh Mohammad Khairul Islam of Access Chess Club beat Mohammad Matiur Rahman Mamun of Sonali Bank Sports and Recreation Club. Abdul Momin and Dewan Shahidul Islam of Sonali Bank Sports and Recreation Club drew with Ahmed Hossain Majumder and Mohammad Shafiqul Islam of Access Chess Club respectively.