Chess included in Bangladesh Games 2013 for the First Time
There are three chess events in the Games: Classical Chess Mixed Team, Men Individual Rapid and Women Individual Rapid.
Men Individual Rapid and Women Individual Rapid were held on 21st and 22nd April. Both events were held in nine round Swiss-League system. A totoal of 94 players including five Grandmasters and two International Masters from around 60 divisions, districts, forces, universities and other government organisations of the country participated in the Men's Rapid Individual Rapid Chess.
GM Enamul Hossain of Bangladesh won the event with GM Ziaur Rahman and FM Kh. Aminul Islam being second and third. In the Women's Rapid Individual 50 players including two WIMs took part. WIM Shamima Akter Liza won the event followed by WIM Rani Hamid of Titas Gas T. & D. Co Ltd. and Shamiha Sharmin Shimmi. More details about upcoming chess events at the Bangladesh Games are available at the Fide website.
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