Bangladesh finish at 6th position in Asian Chess

December 30, 2009

Bangladesh Men bagged the sixth position in the Men section of the Asian Team Chess Championship held in Town Hall, Kolkata, India on Monday.
Bangladesh Men earned 8 match points. Men’s team won 4 matches and lost 3 matches out of 7 matches.
7th or last round games were held yesterday and Bangladesh team beat Singapore by 3.5 -.5 points.
In the last round game: GM Niaz Murshed beat FM Chua Zheng Yuen Terry, FM Mohammed Abdul Malek beat FM Lo Kin Mun Dominic and Mahtabuddin Ahmed Robin beat Tan Weiliang of Singapore. GM Ziaur Rahman drew with GM Wu Shaobin.
The sixth round games were held last Sunday and Bangladesh team beat Nepal by 3-1 points.
In the Women section Bangladesh women also became sixth 6th with 6 match points.
Bangladesh Women team won their 3 matches, drew 1 match, got 1 bye and lost 3 matches out of 7 matches.
In the last round Bangladesh Women team beat Sri Lanka by 3-1 points. Nazrana Khan Eva beat Ranasinghe, WFM Zakia Sultana beat Walallawita Lihini and Masuda Begum beat Udupitiya. Jahanara Haque Runu lost against Thilakawardana Supeshala.
India A became unbeaten champion in the Men section with 14 match points. Vietnam became runners-up and Iran became 3rd with 11 matches points each.
10 teams from India (2 teams), Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Yemen participated in Men section.
Vietnam became unbeaten champion in the Women section with 13 match points and India A became Runners-Up with 10 match points.
Nine teams from India (2 teams), Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam participated in the Women section

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