Bangladesh team share 2nd position in Asian Nations Cup Chess

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DHAKA, Oct 10, 2020 (BSS) – Bangladesh team is now sharing 2nd
position with five match points along with India and Indonesia after
3rd round matches of the Asian Nations Cup Online Chess Championship
Online Chess Team that has begun today.

Four teams are sharing the leads with maximum six points. The teams
are Philippines, Iran, Mongolia and Kazakhstan.

In the 1st round, Bangladesh team beat Saudi Arabia by 4-0 games
points. GM Niaz Murshed, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman, GM Ziaur Rahman and
GM Reefat Bin Sattar won against CM Al Thebaiti, Ahmed, Alrehaili,
Ahmed Abdullah S, Al Turky, Fahad A and Khayat, Emad of Saudi Arabia
respectively.

In 2nd round, Bangladesh beat Jordan by 3.5 0.5 game points. IM
Fahad, GM Zia and GM Reefat won against IM Ahmad, Al Khatib, IM Loay
Sammer and CM Saif, Malek of Jordan respectively. GM Niaz Murshed drew
with IM Mansour, Sameer.

In 3rd round, Bangladesh split point with Indonesia by 2-2 game
points. GM Reefat beat IM Setyaki, Azarya Jodi of Indonesia. GM Niaz
split point with IM Taher, Yoseph Theolifus and GM Zia drew with IM
Priasmoro, Novendra of Indonesia. IM Fahad lost to GM Megaranto
Susanto of Indonesia.

Meanwhile, the first, second and third round matches of the women’s
section will be held on tomorrow (Sunday) at 12 pm (BST).

A total of 38 teams in open section and 31 teams of women’s section
are participating from Asian and Oceania in the event.

Preliminary phases of both sections are being held in a 9 round
Swiss-League system each.

Top eight teams from each section will qualify in the Quarter final.
After the winners of the Quarter final will play Semi-final and
winners of semi-final of both sections will play in the final.