5:16 pm - Wednesday May 23, 9590

Zia sharing lead in Hastings Int’l Chess

GM Ziaur Rahman earned 3½ points after end of the 4th round games and sharing lead in the points table along with GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili of Georgia and GM Daniel Gormally of England in the Masters event of the 89th Hasting International Chess Congress-2013 is being held now in HorntyePark, Hastings, East Sussex in England.

GM Ziaur Rahman playing with FM Neil Swuart  in 4th round games4th round games were held last Tuesday and Zia beat FM Neil Stewart of Germany. Zia played with black pieces against English Opening of Stewart, the game continued to unusual replies for Zia and  Zia won after 30 moves. 5th round game started yesterday (Wednesday) night of Bangladeshi time and Zia played against GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili of Georgia with white pieces.