Sheikh Hasina Int’l Online Chess inaugurated with 17 Grandmasters
Published: 09:35 PM, 24 September 2020
Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) president and also president of South Asian Chess Federation Benazir Ahmed formally inaugurated the tournament
The ‘Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess Tournament’ finally inaugurated with 17 Grandmasters at the Canadian University Auditorium in on Thursday afternoon.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) president and also president of South Asian Chess Federation Benazir Ahmed formally inaugurated the tournament as the chief guest of the program.
A total of seventy four chess players, including 49 players from Bangladesh and 25 players from fifteen countries are taking part in the tournament, sponsored by the Canadian University of Bangladesh and organized by the South Asian Chess Council in association with Golden Sporting Club.
The total prize money of the tournament is U$$ 6,000.
The participating countries, Russia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, The Maldives, and host Bangladesh.
Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat, chairman of Canadian University and vice president of Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF), Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, and BCF vice president Abu Sayed Chowdhury were present as the special guests.
This tournament is being held in the name of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of her 74th birthday celebration.