Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman set for the World Chess Cup

Bangladeshi Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman left the country yesterday for Russia to take part in the FIDE World Chess Cup to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk from August 28 to September 21.

Rahman, with a rating of 2528, is scheduled to face the 2009 world junior champion and newly crowned French champion Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who is 194 rating points higher than Zia.

A total of 128 chess players from 46 countries are scheduled to fight it out for the global chess crown.

GM Ziaur Rahman

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