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Ziaur emerges unbeaten champion

11 June 2021

GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh qualified in the FIDE World Cup Chess as he emerged unbeaten champion in the SAIF POWERTEC Asian Zonal Chess Championship (Hybrid Chess), qualifying event for the FIDE World Cup Chess, that concluded on Wednesday at Asia Hotel & Resorts in the city. GM Zia earned eight points out of nine matches and clinched the title. The FIDE World Cup Chess will begin from July 10 in Sochi, Russia. GM Enamul Hossain Razib became runner-up with 7.5 points. The event was held in a nine round Swiss-League system and thirty-nine players from Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka took part in the meet.

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