The WALTON Home Appliance Premier Division Chess League-2014 is taking place on 12-20th November 2014 at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The highest team chess event in Bangladesh consists of 9 teams: Sreejan Chess Club, Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club, Sultana Kamal Smirity Pathagar, Bangladesh Navy Chess Team (Junior), Fire-Service & Civil Defense Sports Club, Bangladesh Navy Chess Team, Pritam-Prism Chess Club Narayanganj, Titas Club Chess Team and Leonine Chess Club.
Grandmasters, International Masters and FIDE Masters from Georgia, Spain and Bangladesh are participating. Top seeded are GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili GEO (2622), GM David Anton Guijarro ESP (2607), GM Merab Gagunashvili GEO (2569), GM Ziaur Rahman BAN (2517), GM Al-Rakib Abdulla BAN (2514) and GM Niaz MurshedBAN (2466).
Mr. FM Iqbal Bin Anwar (Dawn) Additional Director and Head of Games & Sports of R.B. Group inaugurated the event to present as chief guest. Mr. K. M. Shahidullah Chairman Tournament Committee preside the ceremony. Mr. Mohammad Jahangir Islam Vice-President, Mr. Gazi Shayiful Tarique General Secretary, Mr. Shamim Khan Joint-Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation and Mr. Mohammed Enayet Hossain President Chess Players Association gave addresses in the inauguration ceremony. Earlier a press-briefing was held on 11th November at the Conference-Room of Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. Mr. Iqbal Bin Anwar (Dawn) Additional Director and Head of Games & Sports of R B Group, Mr. Shibnath Roy Secretary of National Sports Council, Mr. S M Rejoan Alam Shiplu, Additional Director of R B Group, Mr. K M Shahidullah Chairman Tournament Committee, Mr. Gazi Shayiful Tarique, General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation and Mr. Morsalin Ahmed Secretary Tournament Committee gave addresses in the press-briefing.
The last team of the final ranking will be relegated in the 1st Division of 2015.
Enjoy the photo report below, kindly provided by IA Md. Haroon Or Rashid!