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  • 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.

  • Niaz draws, Enamul loses

    With 1.5 points, the country’s first GM was in 10th position among 82 competitors.

  • Men's team miss out on quarterfinals spot

    Bangladesh men's chess team finished in 10th position out of 38 teams in the Asian Nation's Online Cup today.

  • Good start for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh were tied for second position at the end of the first day's play of Asian Nations Online Cup today.

  • Indonesian GM wins title

    Indonesian Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto won the title of Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament, which concluded today.

  • Zia hails efforts but wants classic events

    Grand Master Ziaur Rahman believes holding the Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament will enhance Bangladesh’s image among players across the world and that the healthy prize pool would motivate local players to perform.

  • Disappointing end to Bangladesh's Online Chess Olympiad campaign

    Bangladesh finished second from bottom in Pool A of Division 2 in the FIDE Online World Chess Olympiad at the close of the ninth and final round today.

  • 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.