The inauguration ceremony of the Mujib Birth Centenary Invitational FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2021 was held on Saturday at National Sports Council old building in the capital.
Md Shafiqul Islam, Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, inaugurated the event as chief guest.Brigadier General (retd) Shahidullah Chowdhury, Executive Director, Abul Khair Group was present as a special guest.
Total 44 players including GM Ziaur Rahman, IM Fahad Rahman, IM Minhaz Uddin, IM Abu Sufian Shakil, WIM Rani Hamid, FM Subrota Biswas, FM Mohammad Javed, FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed are taking part in the tournament.
The tournament is being held in accordance with the 9-round Swiss-League system.
The winners will be awarded total cash prizes of three lakh fifty thousand taka.
Abul Khair Group is sponsoring the tournament.