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Mohiul
March 29, 2008, 08:08 AM
The tournament started on March 23, 2008 consisting 114 players, including 18 Grandmasters, from 15 nations. Ten chess players from Bangladesh is taking part in the tournament.

After 6th round GM Ziaur Rahman is jointly leading the table with 5 points. GM Abdullah Al Rakib is jointly 2nd with 4.5 points.

Tournament website (http://www.alekhinechessclub.com/3kolkata.html)

Tigers_eye
April 1, 2008, 03:22 PM
And after seventh round he is third with bunch of other GMs. Lost with black pieces, in the 39th move!!

Mohiul
April 1, 2008, 03:26 PM
After 9th round (http://www.alekhinechessclub.com/pairing10.html)Zia is 3rd with 6.5 points

Tigers_eye
April 1, 2008, 03:27 PM
Correct. From daily star:
Chess

Zia wins in ninth round

Sports Reporter


Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman beat Indian International Master Konguvel Ponnuswamy in the ninth round of the 3rd Kolkata Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament at Gorky Sadan in Kolkata yesterday.

Zia improved his tally to 6.5 points to share the third place along with six other players while GM Abdullah Al Rakib, who lost his board to Rolando Nolte, and IM Enamul Hossain Rajib secured 5.5 points each. Rajib drew with Arghyadip Das of India.

Another Bangladeshi GM Niaz Murshed lost to GM David Alberto of Luxemburg to remain on five points while FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed also secured five points after beating Arun Karthik of India.

GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India and GM Viktor Laznicka of Czech Republic were jointly leading the table with 7.5 points each.

In the ninth round, Taibur beat Laishram Imocha of India, Sagar beat KK Chatterjee of India and Parag beat Swayams Mishra of India while Javed lost against Bitan Banerjee of India and Ali lost to IM Balasubramaniun of India.
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=30338

Mohiul
April 1, 2008, 03:31 PM
I've been following results of this tournament for the last few days live. But finding not enough response from BCites, I don't update always

akabir77
April 1, 2008, 03:39 PM
so whats the news? where they rank now?

Mohiul
April 1, 2008, 05:13 PM
Tomorrow is the final round. There is no hope for a BD champion but there is chance to go for 2nd spot

Mohiul
April 2, 2008, 09:57 AM
Zia finished 5th and Abdullah Al Rakib finished 19th

final standing (http://www.alekhinechessclub.com/3kolkatafinal.html)

Tigers_eye
April 2, 2008, 10:10 AM
Only half a point difference and prize money drops from 50k to 8k. That is sad.