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Sheikh Russel Int’l Grandmasters Chess ends

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 29 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Sheikh Russel Int’l Grandmasters Chess ends
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell and Bangladesh Chess Federation and South Asian Chess Council President Inspector General of Bangladesh Police Dr Benazir Ahmed are seen during the prize giving ceremony of the Sheikh Russell International Grand Masters Chess Tournament at a city hotel in the capital on Thursday. —BCF PHOTO

The curtain falls on Sheikh Russell International Grand Masters Chess Tournament, the biggest prize pool event of USD 50,000 in Bangladesh, with a closing and prize giving ceremony at a city hotel in the capital on Thursday.

 Bangladesh Chess Federation organised the tournament in association with Saif Powertec Ltd to mark the 58th birth anniversary of Sheikh Russel, the youngest child of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

 Polish Grandmaster Michal Krasenkow emerged as an unbeaten champions with 7 points from nine matches while Ukraine GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy and Indian GM Srinath Narayanan became runners-up and third respectively in the tie-breaker as both of them along with four other participants earned the same 6.5 points each.

 GM Niaz Murshed raked 8th in the leader board with 6 points and ended top among Bangladeshi players.

 GM Enamul Hossain Razib and GM Ziaur Rahman became second and third respectively with 5 points each among other local participants.

 Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi distributed prizes among the winners as the chief guest. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, MP, Bangladesh Chess Federation and South Asian Chess Council President Inspector General of Bangladesh Police Dr Benazir Ahmed were also present there.