Sports, Chess

Police emerge champs in chess

Published : 12 Feb 2024 09:34 PM

Bangladesh Police emerged unbeaten champions in the Bangabandhu Premier Division Chess League-2023-24 after the day's last round matches held at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Sunday. 

Shoeb Reaz Alam- led Police team clinched the league crown securing 19  points  after beating Bangladesh Biman by 2.5-1.5  game points in last round. 

Arifuzzaman Arif led Palli Sanchay Bank finished runners-up while Mahbubul Alam Biswas led - Titas Club became 3rd securing 15 points each. 

Later, in the game points counting, Palli Sanchay Bank finished runners-up with 27.5 points while Titas Club became 3rd with 25 points. 

Besides, Bangladesh Biman secured fourth place with 14 points. Leonine Chess Club became 5th, Sheikh Russell Chess Club became 6th and Bangladesh Navy became 7th with 10 matches points each. 

Manha's Castle became 8th with 8 points, Janata Bank Officers Welfare Society became 9th with 4 points, Uttara Central Chess Club became 10th with 3 points and Rupali Bank Krira Parishad became 11th with 2 points. 

In the day's other last round matches, Palli Sanchay Bank defeated Uttara Central ChessClub by 2.5-1.5 points, Titas Club defeated Bangladesh Navy by 3-1 game points, Janata Bank Officers Welfare Society defeated Rupali Bank Krira Parishad by 3.5-0.5 game points. Sheikh Russell Chess Club drew with Manha's Castle by 2-2 game points.

Eleven teams participated in this year's chess league in round robin league system.