Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Another Good Tournament Performance from Zia

Zia became 3rd among the five 9 point earners in tie breaking score in Kolkata Mayors Cup 1st International Chess. Krasenkow was 1st and Koneru Humpy 2nd in the tournament. Another great result from Zia.

And by the way, Anand won the Chess Oscar 2007, this is his 5th time! Congrats to both Zia and Anand!!

* http://bangladeshchess.blogspot.com/2008/05/mayors-cup-1st-international-open-chess.html
* http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=37329
* http://www.cpai.in/news87.htm#Mumbai%20Mayors%20International%20Chess%20Tournament%20:Thejkumar%20Gets%20GM%20Norm,%20Kransenow%20Assured%20of%20Title

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bangladesh Got It's 5th GM: Enamul Hossain Rajib

I knew it was only a matter of time for Rajib to be Grand Master. And he did it in the 2008 Bangladesh National Championshiop securing 10 points out of 12 gaining the 3rd GM norm required and being runner up of the event behind GM Ziaur Rahman who secured 11 points. Razib's excellent performance of beating Pavel Eljanov last November in World Chess Cup 2007 (Russia) convinved me that the third GM norm for him is no far.

It's also good to know that Shakil and Sagor got their 1st IM norm from this national championship with 9 points. So now Bangladesh has 5 GMs, 1 IWM and several FMs in Chess which is a good achievement considering the overall sports performance in other sectors.