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Tigers_eye
December 4, 2007, 10:46 AM
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=14117

Chess
C'wealth Chess
4 Bangladeshi players win

Unb, Dhaka


Four Bangladeshi players -- Grand Masters Niaz Morshed, Reefat Bin Sattar and Abdullah Al Rakib and International Women Master Rani Hamid -- won their respective first round matches of the Common-wealth Chess Championship which began in New Delhi on Monday.

Rakib beat Abhilas Reddy, Reefat defeated Uthra P, Niaz beat Niv Anusha and Rani Hamid beat Rajesh Handa in the first round. Another Bangladeshi FIDE Master Amin drew with Antonio Viani.

A total of 282 players including 13 GMs and 36 International Masters are taking part in the 10 round Swiss League for US dollars 20,000 prize money.

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Good start!! Hope one of the BD participants win it all.

Rabz
December 4, 2007, 12:04 PM
Good start by Bangladeshis.
Best of luck to all of them.

C'mon, make us proud.

abdulw11
December 4, 2007, 12:57 PM
Well done to all the BD players. Let's hope they go even further into this tournament.

Mohiul
December 4, 2007, 01:11 PM
Rifat & Rakib kept winning while Niaz & Amin drew but Rani Hamid is beaten in the 2nd round.

News Source (http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=14273)

Mohiul
December 5, 2007, 02:12 PM
All Bangladeshi players won their respective fourth round matches.

News source (http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=14384)

Tigers_eye
December 7, 2007, 05:50 PM
I think on the seventh round GM Abdullah Al Rakib (2506) (has 5 points) lost to IM Himanshu Sharma (2408) (current tournament leader with 6.5 points).

Rifat Bin-Sattar in thrid position with 5.5 points.

Tigers_eye
December 8, 2007, 03:02 PM
Some 1st round matches:
[White "Reddy M L, Abhilash"]
[Black "Al Rakib, Abdulla"]
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 Nbd7 10. e4 Bg6 11. e5 Nd5 12. Ne4 h6 13. Bd2 Be7 14. a5 Rc8 15. Rfd1 Re8 16. Kh1 c5 17. dxc5 Nxc5 18. Nxc5 Bxc5 19. Bxd5 exd5 20. Bc3 Be4 21. Ne1 a6 22. Ra4 Qh4 23. f3 Bxf3 24. Rxh4 Bxe2 25. Rxd5 Red8 26. Rxd8+ Rxd8 27. Re4 Bb5 28. h3 Rd1 29. Kh2 Kf8 30. Kg3 Ke7 31. h4 g6 32. b4 Ba7 33. Nf3 Bc6 34. Re2 Rd3 35. Bd2 h5 36. Kf4 Bb8 37. Re3 Rxe3 38. Bxe3 f6 39. Bd4 Ke6 40. Ke3 Bxf3 41. gxf3 Bxe5 42. Bc5 Bg3 43. f4 Kf5 44. Bd6 g5 45. hxg5 fxg5 0-1

[White "Murshed, Niaz"]
[Black "Nlv Anusha"]
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 b6 4. e4 Bb4 5. e5 Bxc3 6. bxc3 Ng8 7. d4 h6 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O d6 10. d5 exd5 11. e6 fxe6 12. Nd4 Kd7 13. Qg4 Ke8 14. Nxe6 Qd7 15. Bf5 Ne7 16. Qxg7 Rg8 17. Qxg8+ Nxg8 18. Nd4 dxc4 19. Re1+ Kd8 20. Ne6+ Kc8 21. Nc5 Nf6 22. Nxd7 Nbxd7 23. Re6 Kd8 24. Bxh6 Bd5 25. Re3 c6 26. Bg5 1-0

[White "Antonio, Viani D'cunha"]
[Black "Islam, Kh Aminul"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. exd5 cxd5 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 c6 11. Qf3 Bd6 12. Rae1 Rb8 13. Nd1 Rb4 14. h3 h6 15. Bxf6 Qxf6 16. Qxf6 gxf6 17. b3 Rf4 18. Ne3 Bb4 19. Re2 Be6 20. g3 Rd4 21. g4 h5 22. f4 hxg4 23. hxg4 Bd6 24. Nf5 Bxf5 25. Bxf5 Rxf4 26. Rxf4 Bxf4 27. Bd7 Be5 28. Bxc6 Rd8 29. Rd2 d4 30. Be4 Rc8 31. Kg2 Kg7 32. Kf3 Rh8 33. Rd1 Rh3+ 34. Kf2 Rh2+ 35. Bg2 Rh8 36. Rh1 Re8 37. Be4 Re6 38. Kf3 Ra6 39. a4 Rd6 40. Rh7+ Kg8 41. Rh1 Rd7 42. Bf5 Rc7 43. Bd3 Re7 44. Be4 Bc7 45. Rh5 Be5 46. Rh1 Rc7 47. Bd3 Rc8 48. Rh5 Re8 49. Be4 Rc8 50. Bd3 Rc7 51. Rh1 Rc3 52. Rh5 Rc5 53. Be4 Kg7 54. Rh7+ Kg8 55. Rh5 Rc7 56. Bd3 1/2-1/2