Fahad Rahman, the youngest FIDE Master of Bangladesh, clinched the title of the 14th Dubai Junior Chess Tournament, after a tense ninth and final round today, according to the official website of the tournament.
The 13-year-old chess prodigy from Bangladesh beat Omran Al Hossaini of UAE to collect eight points from nine games. Fahad’s nearest competitors, tournament’s second seed Rahul Srivastava of India and top seed FM Viktor Matviishen of Ukraine, fell half a point short as all the three front-runners, including third seed Fahad, secured victories in the final round.
A total of 110 players from 12 countries aged 14 or below took part in the nine-round Swiss system tournament, which offered a total prize fund of 10,000 dollars. Fahad won a paycheque of 2,000 dollars along with the Sheikh Maktoum Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup for winning the title.
Source : thedailystar