Annual World Chess Open

Razib grabs 22nd spot

Sports Correspondent

11 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Grand Master Enamul Hossain Razib ended 22nd in the open section of ‘48th Annual World Open’ held on August 8 to August 10. The 38-year-old GM secured 5.5 points from 9 rounds with four wins, three draws and two defeats. 

In his reaction, GM Razib told daily sun, “The competition was too tough. I have played against the best chess players in the world. It was not a rapid and blitz chess. The competition was scheduled to be held in July but postponed due to pandemic outbreak.”

Indian GM Panneerselvam Iniyan clinched the title securing 7.5 points while Russian GM Sanan Sjugirov finished second with 7.5 points and Georgian GM Baadur Jobava 3rd with 7 points. 

The World Open, which is a US Chess rated event, organised by Continental Chess Association (CCA) in an online platform called Internet Chess Club (ICC). This year, a total of 122 chess players including 25 grandmasters from different countries took part in the competition.