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  • Anish knocks out Fahad

    FIDE Master Fahad Rahman lost both his first round matches against Anish Giri, one of the top chess players in the world, to be eliminated from the Chess World Cup in Russia yesterday.

  • Fahad leaves for Russia today

    Chess prodigy Fahad Rahman will leave for Russia today to take part in the FIDE World Chess Championship, which will get underway from Tuesday.

  • Gopalganj runners-up in Asian Cities Chess

    Gopalganj of Bangladesh became runners-up with 14 points in the Asian Cities Chess Team Championship at the FARS Hotel in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Tehran win Asian Cities Chess title

    Tehran team of Iran became champions in the Asian Cities Chess Team Championship with one round to go at the FARS Hotel in Dhaka

  • Chess coach Rausis caught cheating?

    Bangladesh chess team’s coach and Grand Master Igor Rausis has been allegedly caught cheating during a chess tournament in Strasbourg, France and faces heavy punishment from the game’s world governing body FIDE.

  • Asian Cities Chess starts tomorrow

    The Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) is ready to host Asian Cities Chess Team Championship with the hope of regaining the title which Bangladesh in 1990.

  • Warsia lifts U-7 title

    Warsia Khusbu became the Under-7 group champion of the Asian School Chess Championship as she beat her respective opponent in the ninth and final round in Tashkent, Uzbekistan yesterday.

  • Evan stuns Fahad

    Yasir Ali Khan Evan became unbeaten champion in the Walton 39th National Junior (Under-20) Chess Championships after beating holder FM Fahad Rahman in the eighth and final round at the Chess Federation hall room yesterday.

  • Razib pips Zia to the title

    Grand Master Enamul Hossain Razib became the unbeaten champion in the category A of the Late Dr. Abul Kashem Chowdhury International Rating Chess Tournament with a draw against IM Minhaz Uddin Ahmed Sagar in the final round at the Bangladesh Chess Federation conference room yesterday.

  • DU unbeaten champions in Inter-University Chess Championship

    Dhaka University (DU) ran out as winners of the chess championship at the Inter-University Indoor Games 2019, beating Jahangirnagar University (JU) in the final round on Saturday.

  • Manjurul Islam Khan passes away

    Former Bangladesh Chess Federation executive committee member Manjurul Islam Khan, one of the country's most sincere and hard-

  • Fahad, Shirin become IM, WIM

    FIDE Master Fahad Rahman earned the title of International Master after clinching the trophy of the Asian Zonal Championship during an intriguing final round at the Engineers' Institute in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Asian Zonal Chess: Razib, Shirin close to titles

    Grandmaster Enamul Hossain Razib moved a step closer to winning the title of the open section of Asian Zonal Chess Championships following his win over IM Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagor in the penultimate round at the Engineers' Institute in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Zia beats Fahad

    Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman beat FIDE Master Fahad Rahman to hold on to the joint lead after the third round of the open section of the Asian Zonal Chess Championships (Zone 3.2) at the Engineers Institute of Bangladesh yesterday.

  • Bangladesh hoping for norms, titles

    Bangladesh hoping for norms, titles

    Bangladesh will hope its chess players will earn some norms and IM titles when the Asian Zonal Chess Championships (Zone 3.2) gets underway at the Engineers' Institute in Dhaka tomorrow.

  • Stuck on checkmate

    It was Bangladesh that produced the Asian sub-continent's first Grand Master (GM), Niaz Murshed, some 31 years ago but the once-promising discipline of chess has seemingly been stuck in an unsound position since the country got its fifth and last GM in 2008.

  • Zia remains in third

    Grand Master Ziaur Rahman maintained third position in the 17th Delhi International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at the close

  • Saif SC win premier div chess title

    Saif Sporting Club became champions in the SA Group Premier Division Chess League at the NSC Tower Auditorium Lounge yesterday. Saif SC earned maximum 18 points from nine matches to ensure the title with a round of matches remaining.

  • Zia's son holds him to a draw

    GM Ziaur Rahman maintained his solo lead in the Omicon 44th National A Chess Championship with 7.5 points at the end of the ninth


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  • Men's team show improvement

    Bangladesh men's team finished 56th among 150 teams in the 43rd Chess Olympiad, which concluded in Georgia on Friday. The five-member team, coached by Igor Rausis, started as 64th seed and finished in 56th position, having initially set a target of finishing within the top 50 teams.

  • Men lose against Finland

    Bangladesh lost against 53rd seed Finland by 1.5-2.5 game points in 10th and penultimate round of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Georgia on Thursday.

  • Fahad gets first IM norm

    Bangladesh's youngest FIDE Master, Mohammad Fahad Rahman, earned his first International Master norm at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad despite losing his ninth round game against Spain's GM Vazquez Igarza Renier in Georgia on Wednesday.

  • 43rd Chess Olympiad: Men surprise Romania

    64th seed Bangladesh sprung a massive surprise by defeating 21st seed Romania by 2.5-1.5 game points in the eighth round of the men's section of 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Georgia on Tuesday.

  • Draw for men, women

    The Bangladesh men's and women's teams drew their sixth round matches of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Georgia on Sunday. The men's team drew 2-2 against Chile while the women's team drew against Jamaica by the same margin.

  • BD teams win

    Bangladesh men and women's teams won their fifth round games of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Georgia on Friday.

  • 43rd Chess Olympiad: Men's team draw against Algeria

    Bangladesh men's team drew 2-2 against Algeria in the 4th round of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Georgia on Thursday night.

  • World Chess Olympiad: BD men's team taste first defeat

    After two successive victories at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, the Bangladesh men's team tasted their first defeat at the hands of Vietnam in the third round at the Sports Palace on Wednesday.

  • Good start for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh chess teams made a good start in the 43rd World Chess Olympiad, which got underway in Georgia on Monday. Bangladesh men's team beat Palau by 4-0 points while the women's team beat Kosovo by the same margin.

  • Chess team leaves with hopes of top-50 finish

    The Bangladesh chess team will leave for Georgia tomorrow to take part in the 43rd World Chess Olympiad with hopes of improving their position after three months of training under GM Igors Rausis of Czech Republic.