GM Rakib leaves for Georgia to participate WC Chess


DHAKA, Aug 31, 2017 (BSS)- Grandmaster Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib left for Georgia today to take part in the World Cup Chess scheduled to be held from September 2-28 in Tbilisi in Georgia.

GM Rakib qualified to participate as champion of Asian Zonal 3.2 Open Chess Championship which was held in last March in Nepal.

A total of 128 leading qualified players across the world including current world chess champion Magnus Carlsen will take part in event and the event which will be held in knock-out system.

GM Rakib will play two games in the first round against World no. 7 player GM Nakamura Hikaru of USA. FIDE trainer and Grandmaster Enamul Hossain Razib also accompanied with GM Rakib as a coach.