Thursday, February 11, 2010

GM Ziaur Rahman in the town !

Got the email ( in italic below) from Najib Wahab about the hiring of GM Ziaur Rahman as a resident GM for Dato` Arthur Tan Chess Centre (DATCC). For your info, GM Ziaur Rahman 36, is from Bangladesh and currently his country no.1 with 2548 FIDE rating. His highest rating was 2570 ( October 2005). Ziaur Rahman is no stranger for Malaysian fans because he is a frequent guest in our international tournaments  in the past few years.

GM Ziaur Rahman (sitting right) in action against Uzbek- GM Saidali Yuldachev in MCF GM Tournament 2008 held in Kuala Lumpur. GM Ziaur finish second in that tournament. Yours truly (standing left) kitbiz . 

Bangladesh is undoubtedly behind on us in term of economic achievement but in chess they are well ahead . In the January list, Bangladesh is  10th place above us. Bangladesh also have 5 Grandmaster. Their former star - GM Niaz Morshed is the first GM in  South Asia.


GRANDMASTER IN TOWN!!!! Be on the lookout….


Come end of February, DAT Chess Center will have a resident Grandmaster (GM Ziaur Rahman) to boost its activities and promote chess learning and teaching to another level. A one year program is currently being prepared which comprises of various events and tournaments featuring GM Ziaur as the “main man”, with chess seminars and classes including out station trips to reach out to all corners of our country, to promote and propel chess onto a higher platform.


Some of the programs that will be available during GM Ziaur presence here in Malaysia and DATCC are:


1) Individual chess sessions for serious players who would like to improve their chess understanding and playing skills – personalized tutoring and tips, the ideal way to learn and improve!


2) Group classes covering specific topics such as chess preparations, openings, endgames, etc. during the night on weekdays (for those who are working in the daytime) and during the weekends (for those who are from out of the KL)


3) Monthly Rapid Events – Get a chance to compete against the GM!


4) Quarterly FIDE Rated Event – Improve your rating points by beating the GM (try if you can!)


5) Chess Seminars and Trainings (An event for all – players, parents, supporters, officials, organizers, enthusiasts and those who wants to know more about chess)


6) SIMUL and Exhibition matches – A kiddie events for our up and coming youngsters!


7) For those who love Blitz – a bi monthly event to enjoy chess at lightning speed!!!! And get crushed in the blink of an eye!


8) Out station trips – For Chess Affiliates, Clubs and Association, this is your chance to get a GM to visit your state and City/Clubs, and pit the local talent against him


If you are not able to make it to the DAT Chess Center for the classes and would like to get the GM Ziaur to come to your establishments, offices or clubs, or a private tutoring at home, such arrangements will also be considered and can be arranged


For further information or if you are very eager to make an early bookings for any of the events mentioned above, or just to inquire more information with regards to the rates, dates, events, classes and tournaments that are being prepared, please contact najib.wahab@hotmail.com or +6016 338 2542

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