The 40th Berger Paints National ‘A’ Chess Championship-2014 was organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation and sponsored by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited from 20th September 2014 to 4th October 2014 at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
GM Ziaur Rahman emerged a clear winner with 11 points, leaving the runner-up GM Niaz Murshed a full point behind.
Third place was shared by GM Enamul Hossain and GM Al-Rakib Abdulla and according to the tournament rules, they played a play-off match on 11th October. GM Abdulla prevailed 1,5-0,5 and took the bronze medal deservedly.
IM Minhazuddin defeated FM Ahmed 1,5-0,5 in a match for the fifth place, while FM Islam won against FM Chatterjee after the latter did not appear. You can see the full standings below.
Enjoy the photo report below, kindly provided by IA Md. Haroon Or Rashid!
1 GM Rahman Ziaur 2507 BAN 11
2 GM Murshed Niaz 2460 BAN 10
3 GM Abdulla Al-Rakib 2521 BAN 9½
4 GM Hossain Enamul 2411 BAN 9½
5 IM Minhazuddin Ahmed 2422 BAN 8½
6 FM Ahmed Sk. Nasir 2280 BAN 8½
7 Uten 2127 BAN 7½
8 Masum Hossain 2130 BAN 5½
9 FM Islam Kh. Aminul 2298 BAN 5
10 FM Chatterjee Debaraj 2261 BAN 5
11 CM Chowdhury Sohel 2163 BAN 3½
12 FM Haque Rezaul 2151 BAN 3
13 Bhuiyan Golam Mostafa 2163 BAN 2½
14 CM Ahmed Mahtabuddin 2127 BAN 2