Grand Master Ziaur Rahman of Saif Sporting Club posing with Prize money cheque after winning International Rating Chess tournament on Thursday. -Collected
Grand Master Ziaur Rahman of Saif Sporting Club clinched unbeaten champion in the Walton Air Conditioner International Rating Chess Tournament securing eight points after the 9th and final round at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall room on Thursday.
International Master Mohammad Minhaz Uddin of Bangladesh Navy finished runner-up collecting 7.5 points. FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Golden Sporting Club became 3rd while Md Sariatullah of Esoft Arena finished 4th bagging 7 points each.
Tahsin Tajwar Zia of Golden Sporting Club became 5th, CM Md Sharif Hossain of Bangladesh Navy was placed 6th, Md Abzid Rahman of Janata Bank Officer Welfare Society finished 7th and CM Sohel Chowdhury of Titas Club became 8th with 6.5 points each.
Seven players earned 6 points each to share 9th to 17th positions. They are: 9th-Abdul Momin, 10th-CM SM Sharon, 11th-FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, 12th-Afzal Hossain Sacchu, 13th-CM Subrota Biswas, 14th -Md Masum Hossain, 15th-Mihir Lal Das.
Three players collected 5.5 points each. They are 16th - Swarnavo Chowdhury, 17th--CM Manon Reja Neer and 18th -Kazi Zarin Tasnim became best woman player of the meet. The prize-distribution and closing ceremony of the meet was held Thursday noon at same venue. Executive Director and Head of Games of Sports of Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar (Dawn) was the chief guest at the function and later he distributed prizes among winners.
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