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Nat'l Chess Championship begins Sunday

Nat'l Chess Championship begins Sunday

SAIF POWERTEC 48th National Chess Championship begins from Sunday (Jun 23) at Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) hall-room of National Sports Council in the city. Top 14 chess players will participate in the 14-day meet, sponsored by the SAIF Powertec Limited and organised by BCF.

In this regards, a press conference was held on Saturday (Jun 22) at BCF office room to provide all the details of the meet. BCF Vice-President KM Shahidullah, its general secretary Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim, chief arbiter Harun-Ur Rashid and officials of the BCF were also present in the press conference.

In the conference, the organisers informed that the Bangladesh chess team would be formed from this tournament for the 45th Chess Olympiad which will be held in September in Budapest, Hungary.

They said the competition would be held in a round robin league basis and the winners would be given cash prizes.

Shahidullah said the country has over six hundred rating players at the moment which indicate a big progress in chess and he hoped that the country's chess would make more progress in the future.