Teams do well in Round 8
Both Bangladesh men's and women's teams were leading in the eighth round of the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul on Wednesday. The men's team had surged to a 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe with GM Abdullah Al Rakib and GM Reefat Bin Sattar both winning their boards. GM Niaz Murshed and Ziaur Rahman were playing in the other two boards against their respective opponents when this report was filed.
The women's team were leading United Arab Emirates by 2-1 points, thanks to Sharmin Shirin Sultana and WFM Zakia Sultana winning their respective boards. However Mahmuda Hoque Chowdhury lost her board against WFM Fayeqa Bukhashem. The fourth board where WIM Rani Hamid was playing was on progress when this report was filed.
The men's team had drawn their previous round 2-2 against Peru while the women's team lost by 1.5-2.5 points against Argentina.