January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022

‘Need to patronise less popular sports’

The Daily Star (DS): How much do you enjoy still playing chess at the age of 77? RH: I love playing chess, that's why I am still playing it. While it is true that I'm taking on many budding players or even the third generation, but theyget opportunities we didn’t have during our childhood. We were asked to play outdoors instead of sitting in front of the chess board. Chess was once a game of aged players but it has turned into a game for children. I am playing chess with the same enthusiasm I had from the beginning mainly because I have nothing much to do at home.

January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022

Enamul leads premier chess

GM Ziaur Rahman could not topple GM Enamul Hossain Razib in the Golden Jubilee of Independence 46th National Premier Chess Championship after playing out a draw against his son – Tahsin Tajwar Zia in the championship’s fifth round at the Crown Hall of Hotel Asia Resorts in Paltan yesterday.

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

17-year-old dethrones chess champion Carlsen

Nodirbek Abdusattorov, 17, dethroned Magnus Carlsen as World Rapid Chess Champion in Warsaw on Tuesday by beating Ian Nepomniachtchi in a tiebreaker.

December 12, 2021
December 12, 2021

Carlsen claims fifth world title

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen claimed his fifth world chess crown in Dubai on Friday with a crushing 7.5-3.5 victory against Ian Nepomniachtchi, who faded badly after going toe-to-toe with the Norwegian defending champion in the early games.

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021

IM Sankalp Gupta outshines GMs

Indian International Master (IM) Sankalp Gupta grabbed the title of Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Grand Masters Chess Tournament at the close of ninth round game at Aarokanon Ballroom of Hotel 71 in Paltan yesterday.

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Joytu Sheikh Hasina GM Chess from Sunday

To mark the 75th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) is all set to organise a grand tournament titled Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Grand Master Chess Tournament with the participation of 12 GMs from 10 nations.

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

Niaz fights neck and neck before going down

Grandmaster (GM) Niaz Murshed's dream to play the second round of FIDE World Cup came to an end tonight when the country’s first GM lost to 218 points higher ranked Paraguayan GM Neruis Delgado Ramirez in both blitz games after the first four rapid games in tiebreaker segment failed to separate both GMs in Sochi, Russia.

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Niaz-Neruis World Cup tie to be decided by rapid chess

Country's first Grandmaster Niaz Murshed kept his chances of making the second round of FIDE World Cup alive after beating Paraguayan GM Neruis Delgado Ramirez in the second match of the first round to level it 1-1 in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday.

July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021

Niaz, Ziaur start with defeats in World Cup

Bangladesh's two leading Grandmasters -- Niaz Murshed and Ziaur Rahman -- both tasted defeats in their first matches of the Chess World Cup, which got underway in the Russian city of Sochi yesterday. 

June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021

Zia hoping to go past previous World Cup success

Grand Master Ziaur Rahman is hoping to go beyond his previous success in the FIDE World Cup chess after emerging as unbeaten champion in Asian Zonal Chess Championship to book a ticket for the upcoming World Cup to be held in Sochi, Russia from July 10 to August 3.