Enamul Hossain Rajib won his second match in the VI Asian Individual Chess Championships in Cebu City, Philippines.
In the third round yesterday, the Bangladesh International Master defeated Balgan Bayarmanakh of Mongolia to increase his collection to two points in the qualifying event for the World Cup Chess Championships.
GM Wang Hao of China, Indonesian GM Susanto Megaratna and IM GN Gopal of India were leading the table with maximum three points.
Rajib will face local IM Richard Bitoon in today's fourth round clash.
DIV 3 SOCCER
PWD and Lalbagh SC recorded comfortable and identical 3-1 wins in the Third Division Football League at the Outer Stadium.
Kader scored a brace after Farhad had opened the account early in PWD's victory against Shantinagar while Lalbagh defeated Government Printing Press with Monwar, Anwar and Shakil netting one goal apiece.
At the Bir Shrestha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium, Spandan KC also won 3-1, against Mirpur Ekadash, with Sadi striking twice and Ripon once.
City United Club shared points with Dilkusha in a 2-2 draw at the same venue.
Sunny Barua slammed all the goals in Segun Bagicha High School's 4-0 win over Khilgaon Model High School in the Dhaka School Football League (Under-11). in other matches, Motijheel Government HS blanked Nidhu Smriti HS 2-0 while Khilgaon Government HS edged Motijheel Government Primary School 1-0.
In the Under-13 League, Shaheed Nabi HS beat Ali Ahmed HS by a solitary goal, Sena Pally HS crushed haider Ali HS 3-0 while Jatrabari Ideal HS drew 0-0 with Ideal School of Motijheel.
Abu Sufian Shakil emerged unbeaten champion in the weekend Active Chess with 5.5 points. A total of 34 p[layers competed in the 6-round Swiss League. Minhajul Abedin Sagar finished runner-up with better tie-breaking points after finishing level with Mahfuzur Rahman Emon on five points.