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Six-member team for Asian Chess

A six-member squad of the Bangladesh Chess Team leaves here today for Sri Lanka to take part in the Asian Zonal Chess Championship, which will begin in Colombo from Sunday.

National champion GM Niaz Murshed, GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Reefat Bin Sattar and GM Enamul Hossain will be vying in men's section while national women champion Sharmin Sultana Shirin and WIM Shamima Akter Liza will be playing in the women's section.

The champion in men's section will advance to the Round-1 of the World Cup while the champion in women's section will qualify for the Women's World Cup directly, said a press release from Bangladesh Chess Federation yesterday.

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