The Esoft Arena FIDE Rating Chess Tournament below 2000 rating organised by Esoft Arena Chess Club under the guidance of Bangladesh Chess Federation begun from today 14th February Wednesday at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room at 2nd floor of National Sports Council old building.
Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim, General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation inaugurated the event as chief guest. K M Shahidullah Vice President of Bangladesh Chess Federation was presided the ceremony. Mokaddesur Rahman Khan Sohan C.E.O of Esoft Arena was present as special guest and International Chess Arbiter Md Haroon Or Rashid gave speech in the ceremony. Total 133 below 2000 rated and unrated players are participating in the ceremony. Sixty players won their first round game and earned full point. Ahammed Nure Alam drew with National Woman champion WFM Sharmin Sultana Shirin. The event is being in 9 round Swiss-League system in 8 days. Total seventy thousand taka cash prizes will be given to winners.