Tribute to Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman / A friend gone too soon

Although a sport, chess can very much be considered an art. Just like music and painting, it also a form of art and an amazing sport. Grandmaster Zia made me realise all of this. Zia was an extraordinary human being with global fame.

3d ago

‘A terrible loss to humanity’: Global chess community reacts to GM Zia’s sudden passing

The tributes from around the world stand as a testament to GM Ziaur Rahman's enduring legacy.

1w ago

Neer wins chess championship with heavy heart

“I had nearly confirmed my championship win with two rounds in hand and was really happy about it. But now I am shocked and can’t find the words to express my emotions after the death of my beloved Zia sir,” Neer told The Daily Star yesterday.

1w ago

A tribute to Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman / Zia was devoted to chess till his last day

I still can’t believe that I won’t get to hear Zia’s deep voice, his jokes and laughter anymore. His death has left a huge gap. He had become an inseparable part of our chess community.

1w ago

Zia ‘Bangladesh’s best’ with legacy unparalleled

“A friendly, big-hearted person, his simplicity, strong ethics and sincerity always inspired us," said Bangladesh’s fourth GM Abdullah Al Rakib.

1w ago

GM Zia breathes his last doing what he loved

Zia suddenly fell to the ground midway during a game against GM Enamul Hossain Razib at the Bangladesh Chess Federation Hall room at around 5:45 pm.

1w ago

Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman no more after suffering heart attack mid-match

Grand Master Ziaur Rahman passed away from a heart attack while competing in the 12th round match of the National Chess Championship in Dhaka today.

1w ago

Four players lead in National Women’s Chess C’ship

The 42nd National Women's Chess Championship got underway at Bangladesh Chess Federation Hall Room on Monday. The top five finishers from the tournament will earn a spot in the Bangladesh women’s national team till next year.

1m ago

Sisters usher new hope in chess

Siblings Walijah Ahmed and Wadifa Ahmed have set a rare precedence in Bangladesh chess by becoming champion in the National Junior Women's (U-20) Championships in successive years.

6m ago

Fahad triumphs over Russian GM Savchenko

Fahad currently shares the third place alongside 13 players in the competition.

8m ago

Carlsen, Niemann bury chess hatchet

Norwegian multiple world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and American Hans Niemann, accused of cheating at an event last year, have buried the hatchet and are ready to face off again, online platform said Monday.

10m ago

Carlsen clinches World Cup title at last

Former World Champion Magnus Carlsen has accomplished a significant milestone in his illustrious chess career by capturing his inaugural World Cup title, the only tournament that was missing from his immense collection of victories..After a quiet draw in the second game of the finals on We

10m ago

India gripped as teen chess prodigy prepares to take on Magnus Carlsen for world title

Millions in India will be cheering on the teen chess prodigy known as Pragg as he takes on Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen for the title of World Chess Champion on Tuesday.

10m ago

Early exit for Bangladeshis from Chess World Cup

Bangladesh's four chess players made an early exit in the FIDE World Chess Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan after losing their first round matches over the last two days. 

11m ago

Father-son duo to compete in four tourneys in 37 days 

Ziaur thanked his sponsor, Bangladesh Police Chess Club, and Tazwar’s sponsor, Saif Powertec, and also expressed gratitude towards Shoeb Riaz Alom, Police Chess Club general secretary, “who has coordinated the whole thing, of arranging their participation in four tournaments in succession."

1y ago

Fahad finishes fourth in Hanoi

IM Fahad Rahman ultimately finished fourth in the Hanoi Grandmaster Chess Tournament-2 despite playing out a draw against eventual champion GM Tran Tuan Minh of Vietnam in the ninth and final round in Hanoi yesterday.

1y ago

Fahad throws away lead

Fahad, who maintained the lead till yesterday after beating two GMs and one WGM, has now 5.5 points from eight matches and shared the second position along with Swayams Mishra

1y ago

Fahad remains on top

International Master Fahad Rahman maintained his solo lead in Hanoi Grandmaster Chess Tournament-2 after beating WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung and drawing against CM Wong Zhenyong Jayden in Vietnam yesterday.

1y ago
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