Walton International Rating Chess Tournament-2022 started from Monday at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room and Conference room of National Sports council old building.
A total of 137 players including GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Enamul Hossain Razib, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman, IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin are taking part in the tournament organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation and sponsored by Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC.
The events are taking place in a nine (9) round Swiss League system. Winners of the tournament will receive taka lacs as prize money and gift from Walton group.
Apart from Grand Masters and the fide masters, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag, FM Khandekar Aminul Islam, FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, FM Mohammad Javed and FM Saif Uddin are participating, in the competition.
Sixty Six players won in the first round games and earned maximum points. GM Zia beat Al Shahid, GM Razib beat Saiyf , IM Fahad beat Maleq, IM Minhaz beat Monir, FM Parag beat Alo, CM Sharif beat Mridul, FM Nasir beat Faruk, CM Dihan beat Osman, CM Neer beat Rezwan, WFM Noshin beat Rashid and Khushbu drew with Abzid..
The inauguration ceremony of the event was held at the National Sports Council (NSC) building (Old) when F M Iqbal Bin Anwar (Dawn), senior executive director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC inaugurated the event as chief guest.