Ziaur Rahman won eight games in 10 rounds, lost one against Fide Master Mehedi Hasan Parag and drew the other, against his own son Tahsin Rahman
Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman of Saif Sporting Club emerged as the champion in the Omicon 44th National A Chess Championship, organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation, at the BCF hall-room in the second floor of the National Sports Council’s old building in Dhaka Monday.
Ziaur earned 8.5 points. He now has 14 national chess titles, with his first achieved as far back as 1988 and his last coming in 2014. Ziaur won eight games in 10 rounds, lost one against Fide Master Mehedi Hasan Parag and drew the other, against his own son Tahsin Rahman.
International Master Abu Sufian Shakil of Bangladesh Navy and Parag earned equal seven points but the former finished runners-up in the tie-breaking system.
Candidate Master Subrata Biswas of Uttara Central Club became fourth with 6.5 points while GM Reefat bin Sattar of Sheikh Russel Club ended fifth with 5.5 points.
IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin of Bangladesh Navy finished sixth with six points.
A total of 26 players, including two GMs and as many IMs, participated in the event, which was held in accordance with the 10-round Swiss-League system.