Khusbu bags gold in U-10 chess
Warsia Khusbu bagged a gold medal in the Under-10 Girls' group in the rapid chess events of the Western Asian Youth Chess Championships in the Ukulhas Island of Maldives today.
Khushbu, who was the highest-ranked player in the U-10 Girls' group, secured 5.5 points from seven matches to leave behind Uzbekistan's Xikmatkhonova Mokhinur and India's Hanya Shah to finish on top despite a defeat against Kazakhstan's Omirserik Alima and a draw against Kyrgyzstan's Tursunalieva Nurelina in the rapid chess event.
The 10-year-old had also won gold in same tournament in Uzbekistan. Prior to that, she had also won a gold and silver medal in the Asian Youth Championships held in Thailand in age-group competitions.
Mohammad Sajidul Haque was the most successful Bangladeshi male, winning bronze with 5.5 points in the U-10 Open group, where India's Sahib Singh and Sri Lanka's Gunathilake MD Vinuda Shenal took gold and silver respectively.
WFM Noshin Anjum competed in the open category in the U-18 group, finishing seventh with three points while Kazi Zarin Tasnim became fourth in the U-18 Girls group with 4.5 points.
In the U-16 Girls' group, Jannatul Ferdous finished eighth with three and half points while Mohammad Shaker Ullah became seventh with three points in boys' open group.
Isran Jahan Diba finished sixth with four points in the U-14 Girls' group,
Sakline Mostafa Sajid and CM Manon Reza Neer became fourth and fifth respectively with 4.5 points each in U-12 open group.
Aiyan Rahman finished sixth with four points in the U-10 Open group, while Safayat Kibria Azaan and Ryan Rashid Mugdho finished sixth and tenth in the Under-8 group with 4.5 and three points respectively.