IM Nubairshah Shaikh wins 1st SAARC Open Chess Championship at Dhaka

International Master Nubairshah Shaikh of India had won the first 1st SAARC Open Chess Championships held at Dhaka, Bangladesh between 24 November to 4 December 2019. He scored 7.5 points in 9 rounds to clinch Gold Medal and a Cash Prize of US$ 3500/-

Nubairshah, who was seeded third, started well in the tournament winning the first four rounds. In the fifth round, however, his winning campaign was briefly halted by Bangladeshi GM Hossain Enamul. He quickly recouped his momentum to score three consecutive victories. He finished with a half-point lead over nearest rivals IM Prantik Roy, GM Ziaur Rahman  of Poland and Subrota Biswas.

Interestingly, IM Prantik Roy, also from India, finished second in the championship.

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 n w we w-we K rtg+/-
1 3
IM Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh IND 2421 7,5 2239 48,5 52,5 0,0 9 7,5 6,50 1,00 10 10,0
2 4
IM Roy Prantik IND 2349 7,0 2263 51,0 55,5 0,0 9 7 5,71 1,29 10 12,9
3 1
GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2454 7,0 2243 51,5 56,5 0,0 9 7 6,89 0,11 10 1,1
4 19
CM Subrota Biswas BAN 2134 7,0 2132 46,0 49,0 0,0 9 7 4,91 2,09 40 83,6
5 2
GM Hossain Enamul BAN 2433 6,5 2260 52,0 56,5 0,0 9 6,5 6,58 -0,08 10 -0,8
6 5
IM Lodhi Mahmood PAK 2336 6,5 2150 47,5 52,0 0,0 9 6,5 6,68 -0,18 10 -1,8
7 7
IM Abu Sufian Shakil BAN 2254 6,5 2115 44,0 48,5 0,0 8 5,5 5,56 -0,06 10 -0,6
8 8
IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman BAN 2247 6,5 2108 43,5 47,5 0,0 9 6,5 6,20 0,30 20 6,0
9 25
Zia Tahsin Tajwar BAN 2080 6,5 2094 43,0 46,5 0,0 9 6,5 4,86 1,64 40 65,6
10 9
FM Islam Khandaker Aminul BAN 2229 6,0 2173 48,5 53,0 0,0 9 6 5,49 0,51 20 10,2
11 10
FM Mohammed Abdul Malek BAN 2196 6,0 2031 39,0 43,0 0,0 9 6 6,60 -0,60 20 -12,0
12 15
FM Rahman Syed Mahfuzur BAN 2156 6,0 1975 40,0 43,5 0,0 9 6 6,71 -0,71 20 -14,2
13 22
Hossain Delwar BAN 2092 6,0 1970 40,0 44,0 0,0 9 6 6,17 -0,17 20 -3,4
14 28
CM Ahmed Mahtabuddin BAN 2035 6,0 1964 38,5 42,5 0,0 8 5 5,18 -0,18 20 -3,6
15 18
Sonkalan Bharati IND 2136 6,0 1961 40,0 43,0 0,0 9 6 6,62 -0,62 20 -12,4
16 41
Sourath Biswas IND 1944 5,5 2214 48,5 51,5 0,0 9 5,5 2,47 3,03 40 121,2
17 39
Mohammad Sagar BAN 1957 5,5 2175 46,5 51,0 0,0 9 5,5 2,76 2,74 20 54,8
18 30
CM Manon Reja Neer BAN 2030 5,5 2098 42,0 46,0 0,0 9 5,5 4,17 1,33 40 53,2
19 20
CM Chowdhury Sohel BAN 2096 5,5 2082 43,5 46,5 0,0 9 5,5 5,10 0,40 20 8,0
20 12
FM Ahmed Sheikh Nasir BAN 2186 5,5 2049 42,5 45,5 0,0 9 5,5 6,31 -0,81 20 -16,2