The games of the Gazi Habibur Rahman International Rating Chess Tournament-2015 began on Monday at the hall-Room of Bangladesh Chess Federation.
Renowned sports organizer Mozaffar Hossain Paltu inaugurated the event as the chief guest. KM Shahidullah, vice president of Bangladesh Chess Federation preside the ceremony.
Mokaddes Hossain, vice president the Federation, federation's general secretary Gazi Shayiful Tarique, joint-secretaries Morsalin Ahmed and Shamim Khan, executive member Touhidur Rahman, Tournament Committee secretary Ln. Mazibur Rahman Howladar were present in the event.
A total of 61 players including GM Ziaur Rahman, IM Minhaz Uddin, FM Mehdi Hasan Parag, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman Emon, FM Mohammad Javed, Shawkat Hossain Pollab, Uten, Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan, Abdullah Al-Saif, Mahtabuddin Ahmed,Sahfiq Ahmed, Masum Hossain, CM Sohel Chowdhury, FM Rezaul Haque, Md. Alamgir Hossain and FM Md. Saif Uddin won their 1st round game and earned full point.