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Shehwar
April 14, 2005, 10:01 PM
I'm thrilled to inform everyone that Reefat Bin Sattar has completed his third and final norm in the ongoing United Insurance Grand Master's Chess to become only country's third Grand Master....It will officially be announced by FIDE the Highest Body of Chess very soon.....A great achievement by a player who never quite fulfilled his true potentials...cheers.....

PoorFan
April 14, 2005, 10:19 PM
Yeah, a long waited achievement. Congratulation! Great job.:great:

mahbubH
April 15, 2005, 12:29 AM
Wow ... did he win in the last round?

Congrats Rifat.

Zunaid
April 15, 2005, 12:42 AM
Wonderful news! Thanks, Shehwar.. Who did he play in his last game?

Shehwar
April 15, 2005, 04:20 AM
He played the Uzbek Grand Master Safin Shukrat in his last game.....Cheers....

AsifTheManRahman
April 15, 2005, 09:23 AM
this is kool...grandmasters are coming at a faster rate these days...ever since niaz murshed got the title, we've had to wait a long time till we got the second one.

btw - rifat's always been one of my favs...and he really hasnt lived upto his potential.

Edited on, April 15, 2005, 2:24 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

Shehwar
April 15, 2005, 10:20 AM
agreed...

Carte Blanche
April 15, 2005, 11:42 AM
Great news for Reefat. Congratulations to him.

Btw Shehwar, does the tournament have any official site? Or any webpage where the games are stored?

Shehwar
April 15, 2005, 11:46 AM
I don think so bro....I've been looking all over the place for it....I'll let u know once and if I find out...take care....

Shehwar
April 15, 2005, 12:06 PM
Got it! There u go.......

Bangladesh Chess Federation (http://www.bcs-online.org/)

Zunaid
April 15, 2005, 02:20 PM
Rahman, Ziaur g 2538
Rausis, Igors g 2506
Murshed, Niaz g 2487
Reefat, Bin-Sattar m 2473
Abdulla, Al-Rakib m 2462
Hossain, Enamul m 2453

Looking at April rankings... Only 5 above 2400 (not counting Igors) and the next nearest one is in the 2200s. I have been off the BD chess scene for a long time, so can't say for sure, but this does seem to mean no new blood coming in for a long time. The same players over and over again.

Shewar, if you are familiar with the chess scene in Dhaka - is my "inference" reasonably accurate?

Arnab
April 15, 2005, 02:55 PM
Ah Rifat bin Sattar. Another student from my school. 87 batch?

AsifTheManRahman
April 15, 2005, 02:59 PM
which school did you go to?

Arnab
April 15, 2005, 03:10 PM
St Joseph's

Zunaid
April 15, 2005, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Arnab
St Joseph's

Reefat IS a Josephite as is Niaz. I believe so is Zia but not sure.

Arnab
April 15, 2005, 03:19 PM
For those who are not familiar with the Dhakai school scene, the Josephites (well, the "true" ones) are the snobbiest, snootiest SOBs. It's in our veins. We were institutionally taught that we are the best students in the best school in Bangladesh. And I have seen and experienced enough reasons and self-fulfiling prophecies to believe so. :)

AsifTheManRahman
April 15, 2005, 03:19 PM
haha...looks like St. Josephites have a thing for chess...:)

anyways i think chess players are the unsung heroes in bd. our performances in chess have been way better than any other sport to date.

Navarene
April 15, 2005, 03:34 PM
Thank you for the web link Shehwar. Good find!

btw Carte, were you able to touch the +2000 ranking in yahoo chess?

mahbubH
April 15, 2005, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Zunaid
Originally posted by Arnab
St Joseph's

Reefat IS a Josephite as is Niaz. I believe so is Zia but not sure.
Zia went to Residential Model School I think.

TigerFan
April 15, 2005, 03:55 PM
Alhamdulillah. Congrat to Rifaat and thanks for the info sehwar.

Shehwar
April 15, 2005, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by Zunaid
Rahman, Ziaur g 2538
Rausis, Igors g 2506
Murshed, Niaz g 2487
Reefat, Bin-Sattar m 2473
Abdulla, Al-Rakib m 2462
Hossain, Enamul m 2453

Looking at April rankings... Only 5 above 2400 (not counting Igors) and the next nearest one is in the 2200s. I have been off the BD chess scene for a long time, so can't say for sure, but this does seem to mean no new blood coming in for a long time. The same players over and over again.

Shehwar, if you are familiar with the chess scene in Dhaka - is my "inference" reasonably accurate?

Yeah bro....pretty accurate.....We have not been seeing any real new talent coming up for some time now...which is a big shame...cheers...