In the last list of the top Chess players we published, we ranked the best Cypriot Chess players. Now in this article, we’re ranking the best Bangladeshi Chess players from Bangladesh, starting with the number ten spot in FIDE. All of the players in this list are master level players with Elo ratings exceeding 2200. For more information on ratings, see the guide on how to get a FIDE rating.
10. Abu Sufian Shakil
Full Name: Abu Sufian Shakil
Title: International master
Born: July 01, 1980
World ranking: 6859
Abu Sufian Shakil is a famous Bangladesh chess player and a national chess trainer. He was awarded a FIDE Master title by FIDE in 2001 and later won an international Master in 2011. Shakil secured a chance to participate in the Chess Olympiad games in 2008 at Dresden, Germany, in 2006 at Turin, Italy, and in 2010 at Khanty Manshisk, Russia. He is also part of the Bangladesh national chess team and has represented the country in many competitions between 2005 to 2015.
9. Biswas Subrota
Full Name: Biswas Subrota
Title: FIDE Master
Born: August 04, 2002
World ranking: 5949
Biswas Subrota is a Bangladesh chess player with a FIDE master title. He has played 12 chess matches, recording a remarkable result of Wins: 66.7% (8), Loss of 16.7% (2), and a Draw: 16.7% (2). In the matches he played, Biswas recorded a white result of Wins: 57.1% (4), Loss: 28.6% (2), and Draw: 14.3% (1) in a total of 7 games. In addition, he recorded a Black result of Wins: 80% (4), Loss: 0%, and Draw: 20% (1) in a total of 5 games. He reached his highest FIDE rating on January 01, 2022, when he recorded a peak rating of 2320.
8. Minhaj Uddin Mahmud
Full Name: Minhaj Uddin Mahmud
Title: International Master
Born: February 10, 1989
World ranking: 5700
Minhaj Uddin is a Bangladesh chess player with significant achievements in his chess career. He currently holds an international master title which was awarded to him by the FIDE organization in 2912. Mahmud won the 2010 Bangladesh chess championships in the men’s category. He has also represented his country in many chess tournaments between 2008 to 2015.
7. Tahsin Tajwar Zia
Full Name: Tahsin Tajwar Zia
Title: FIDE master
Born: January 24, 2005
World ranking: 4113
Tahsin Tajwar is an upcoming Bangladesh chess player with impressive positive progress in his chess career. He won a candidate master title in 2020 at 15 and later qualified for a FIDE Master title two years later. This was awarded the FIDE Master title in 2020 with a peak rating of 2307.
6. Bin-Sattar Reefat
Full Name: Bin-Sattar Reefat
Born: July 25, 1974
World ranking: 2625
Bin-Sattar Reefat was a popular Bangladesh chess player with a grandmaster title by FIDE in 2005. He first won his international Master title from FIDE in 1993. He also represented his national team in seven chess Olympiads games between 1994 and 2006.
5. Enamul Hossain
Full Name: Enamul Hossain
Born: August 21, 1981
World ranking: 2378
Enamul Hossain is a high profiled chess player from Bangladesh. He won his grandmaster title in 2008 to become the fifth Bangladesh chess player to win the title. In addition, he is the only chess player from Bangladesh to reach the second round of the 2007 chess world cup games. This was after he defeated a strong chess player Pavel Eljanov in a tough two-game match in the tournament. He is also a four-time winner of the Bangladesh international chess championships.
4. Rahman Mohammad Fahad
Full Name: Rahman Mohammad Fahad
Title: International Master
Born: June 21, 2003
World ranking: 2007
Rahman is a famous Bangladesh international master; a title FIDE awarded him in 2019. He secured a chance to participate in the 2019 Chess world cup competitions. In the world cup tournament, Rahman was eliminated in the first round by Anish Giri.
3. Abdullah Al-Rakib
Full Name: Abdullah Al-Rakib
Born: December 02, 1980
World ranking: 1770
Abdullah Al Rakib is a Bangladesh chess grandmaster. Abdullah became the fourth chess player from Bangladesh to win the grandmaster title on September 25, 2007. He is also the winner of the 2013 Bangladesh national chess championships. He has also represented his country in many chess Olympiad games.
2. Niaz Murshed
Full Name: Niaz Murshed
Born: May 13, 1966
World ranking: 1682
Niaz Murshed is a high profiled chess player from Bangladesh that earned his grandmaster title from FIDE in 1987. This made him become the first chess player from South Asia to win the title. He also represented his national team in several chess Olympiad games between 1984 to 2014. He achieved his highest FIDE rating in July 1993 when he recorded a peak rating of 2525 and became one of the top-ranked players to break through the 2500 Elo rating mark.
1. Ziaur Rahman
Full Name: Ziaur Rahman
Birth: October 20, 1974
World ranking: 1524
Ziaur Rahman is a top-ranked chess player from Bangladesh with a Grandmaster title from FIDE he earned in 2002. Rahman achieved his highest FIDE rating in October 2005 when he reached a peak rating of 2570. This made him the Bangladesh chess player with the highest FIDE rating and one of the chess players to break through the Elo rating mark of 2500. He won an International Master title in 1993. In 2021, Rahman won the Mujib Borsho invitational tournament held in Dhaka after scoring 7.5/9 points.
That concludes the list of the best Bangladeshi Chess players. If you like list posts like this, you may also be interested in seeing the ten best Slovenian Chess players or the best Mexican Chess players.
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