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  • Ambitions limited as Online Chess Olympiad approaches

    Grand Master Niaz Murshed believes studying up on openings is more important than practising online in rapid chess, even though there is very little possibility for Bangladesh to qualify for the top division of FIDE Online Chess Olympiad scheduled to take place from July 25 to August 30.

  • Online chess for local players soon

    Having gathered experience from Asian Junior and Girls Online Chess (Zone-3.2) competition held on Thursday, Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) is planning to organise an online chess tournament for the local players to keep them active amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Chess has adapted well to shutdowns: Anand

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand feels chess has adapted quite well to the coronavirus-forced shutdowns across the globe by simply going online just as he has been doing to stay in touch with family while being stuck in Germany for a couple of months now.

  • Magnus Carlsen beaten by a 16-year-old

    A 16-year-old Iranian chess prodigy has upended the chess world by beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final of the Banter Blitz Cup.

  • Bangabandhu GM Chess in April

    Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) is set to organise Bangabandhu Grand Master Chess Tournament, the first GM tournament in 11 years, after getting budget approval from the government regarding the tournament which will be held as part of birth centenary celebration of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Neer second in Kolkata

    Candidate Master Manon Reja Neer became runner-up in 28th Telegraph School Chess Championship in Kolkata yesterday. Neer beat India’s Pratyay Chowdhury in the ninth and final round to secure 7.5 points.

  • Carlsen makes a splash in Fantasy Football

    Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen's knack for complex strategy has helped steer him into the upper echelons of an unlikely competition -- fantasy football.

  • Can the new wave in chess flourish?

    Manon Reja Neer, a nine-year old boy from Narayanganj, pulled off a surprise in the recently concluded National Chess Championship.

  • Niaz regains national title

    Niaz Murshed, the country’s first Grand Master, regained the title of the National Chess Championship, beating Manon Reja Neer, the youngest Candidate Master of the country, in the final round of the event at the Engineers’ Institute Building in Ramna yesterday.

  • Rakib, Fahad join Niaz

    Grand Master Abdullah Al Rakib and Fide Master Fahad Rahman joined GM Niaz Murshed at the top of the points table of the 45th National Chess Championship following wins in the eighth round at the Institute of Engineers Building in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Niaz leads despite draw

    Grand Master Niaz Murshed maintained his solo lead with 5.5 points at the end of the seventh round of the 45th National Chess Championship, which is being held at the Institute of Engineers in Dhaka.

  • Niaz held by Fahad

    IM Fahad Rahman drew against GM Niaz Murshed in the fifth round of the 45th National Chess Championship at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh yesterday.

  • 45th National Chess C’ship: Niaz beats Reefat to extend lead

    Grand Master Niaz Murshed beat fellow GM Reefat Bin Sattar to extend his lead in the Saif Powertec 45th National Chess Championship at the end of the fourth round at the Institute of Engineers of Bangladesh building in the capital yesterday.

  • Chess C’ship from today

    The 45th National Chess Championship has been deferred by one day following a dispute between the participating players and organisers over the format of the tournament, which is set to get underway today at the Institution of Engineers in Dhaka.

  • 9-year-old grabs NCC spot

    At just nine years old, Candidate Master Manon Reja Neer became the country’s youngest player to earn a place in the National Chess Championship (NCC) when the lad from Narayanganj finished sixth in the qualifying round at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall room on Thursday.

  • 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.