GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib, WIM Hamid Rani Win Zone 3.2 Zonals Print
Friday, 14 April 2017 10:02

Ekalal Shrestha  President  NCA presenting token of love to Mr. Jhalnath Khanal Former Primeminister of Nepal

GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib, WIM Hamid Rani Win Zone 3.2 Zonals

Bangladeshi GM Molla Abdulla Al Rakib finished first, alone with 8 points, undefeated in the 9-round Swiss System held 19-27 March 2017 in Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

GMs Ziaur Rahman, with 7.5 points, and Niaz Murshed, 6.5 points, both of Bangladesh, finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Untitled Sri Lankan Kalugampitiya R.S. finished with 6 points to earn the FM title.

WIM Hamid Rani of Bangladesh finished in a tie with defending champion WIM Akter Shamima, also of Bangladesh. Rani won the tie break by Direct Encounter, having beaten Shamima in the 3rd round. WFM Nazrana Khan of Bangladesh landed third with 6 points and earned a WIM norm.

Visit for full results. Chief Arbiter Dharmendra Kumar of India reported that the tournament was well organized in the Ganesh Hall of Hotel Yellow Pagoda which was the official hotel. Cash prizes were sponsored by the Asian Chess Federation.

In photos, Asian Chess Federation Deputy President Bharat Singh (left) awards the champion trophy to GM Al Rakib and WIM Hamid Rani.

Final Standings Open

Final Standings Women

Open Champion GM Abdulla Al Rakib

Rani Hamid

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