The 8th Bangladesh Games began on 20th April and will be held up to 28th April. There are 31 disciplines in this event. It was organized by the Bangladesh Olympic Association, and for the first time they included chess as a new discipline of the Games.
There are 3 chess events in the 8th Bangladesh Games 2013: 1. Classical Chess Mixed Team 2. Men Individual Rapid and Women Individual Rapid.
The Men Individual Rapid and Women Individual Rapid were held on 21st and 22nd April. Both events were held in 9 round Swiss-League system.
94 players including 5 Grandmasters and 2 International Masters from around 60 divisions, districts, forces, Universities and other government organisations participated in the Men Rapid Individual Rapid Chess.
GM Enamul Hossain of Bangladesh Nave achieved Gold Medal, GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh Ansar achieved Silver Medal and FM Kh. Aminul Islam achieved Bronze Medal in the men’s tournament.
In the Women’s Rapid Individual, 50 female players including 2 WIM from divisions, districts, forces, Universities and other government organisations participated. WIM Shamima Akter Liza achieved Gold Medal, WIM Rani Hamid of Titas Gas T. & D. Co Ltd. achieved Silver Medal and Shamiha Sharmin Shimmi achieved Bronze Medal in the Women Individual.
The Classical Chess Mixed Team Event began from 23rd April. The team championship is being held in 7 round Swiss-League System. 18 teams are participating in the team event.