Bangladesh has started to emerge as a growing chess nation. Bangladesh has three International Grand Masters, and many International and Fide Masters. Niaz Murshed was the first GM from Bangladesh while Ziaur Rahman recently obtained his third GM norm to become the second GM from Bangladesh. Reefat bin Sattar became the country’s third GM in 2005 and Abdullah Al-Rakib became the fourth in 2007.

Top 50 rated players: (Data from Fide, 2014)

# Name Title Fed Rating G B-Year
?1 ?Rahman, Ziaur ?g ?BAN ?2517 ?13 ?1974
?2 ?Abdulla, Al-Rakib ?g ?BAN ?2514 ?13 ?1980
?3 ?Murshed, Niaz ?g ?BAN ?2466 ?13 ?1966
?4 ?Reefat, Bin-Sattar ?g ?BAN ?2437 ?0 ?1974
?5 ?Minhazuddin, Ahmed ?m ?BAN ?2421 ?13 ?1989
?6 ?Hossain, Enamul ?g ?BAN ?2420 ?13 ?1981
?7 ?Abu Sufian, Shakil ?m ?BAN ?2334 ?0 ?1980
?8 ?Ahmed, Sk. Nasir ?f ?BAN ?2319 ?12 ?1975
?9 ?Rahman, Syed Mahfuzur ?f ?BAN ?2289 ?0 ?1979
?10 ?Rahman, Md. Taibur ?f ?BAN ?2283 ?0 ?1976
?11 ?Islam, Kh. Aminul ?f ?BAN ?2270 ?12 ?1977
?12 ?Chatterjee, Debaraj ?f ?BAN ?2256 ?13 ?1980
?13 ?Uten ?BAN ?2245 ?13 ?1977
?14 ?Mohammad, Javed ?f ?BAN ?2237 ?0 ?1983
?15 ?Hasan, Kayes ?BAN ?2231 ?0
?16 ?Hasan, Mehdi ?f ?BAN ?2226 ?0 ?1985
?17 ?Mohammed Abdul, Malek ?f ?BAN ?2202 ?0 ?1983
?18 ?Hossain, Monir ?c ?BAN ?2184 ?0 ?1974
?19 ?Md. Saiful Islam, Chowdhury ?BAN ?2171 ?0 ?1983
?20 ?Bhuiyan, Golam Mostafa ?BAN ?2163 ?13
?20 ?Masum, Hossain ?BAN ?2163 ?13 ?1989
?22 ?Ahmed, Shafiq ?BAN ?2161 ?0 ?1976
?22 ?Ghosh, Chanchal Kumer ?BAN ?2161 ?0 ?1977
?24 ?Shamima, Akter Liza ?wm ?BAN ?2159 ?0 ?1989
?25 ?Mohammad Fahad, Rahman ?f ?BAN ?2152 ?0 ?2003
?26 ?Islam, Md. Aminul ?BAN ?2150 ?0 ?1974
?27 ?Husain, Ejaz ?BAN ?2149 ?6
?28 ?Haque, Rezaul ?f ?BAN ?2133 ?13 ?1959
?29 ?Chowdhury, Sohel ?c ?BAN ?2132 ?13 ?1972
?29 ?Bose, Protul Chandra ?BAN ?2132 ?0
?31 ?Ahmed, Mahtabuddin ?c ?BAN ?2127 ?13 ?1987
?32 ?Hasan Md, Emam ?BAN ?2126 ?0 ?1978
?32 ?Hossain, Delwar ?BAN ?2126 ?0 ?1970
?34 ?Md.abu, Hanif ?BAN ?2118 ?0
?35 ?Uddin, Md. Saif ?f ?BAN ?2111 ?0 ?1965
?36 ?Imam, Farhadur ?BAN ?2105 ?7 ?1979
?36 ?Abdullah, Al-Saif ?BAN ?2105 ?0 ?1997
?38 ?Hossain, Md. Alamgir ?BAN ?2101 ?0
?39 ?Alam, Md. Khorshed ?BAN ?2099 ?0 ?1963
?39 ?Shikder, Arifuzzaman ?BAN ?2099 ?0
?41 ?Alam, Md. Monjur ?BAN ?2097 ?0 ?1972
?41 ?S.a.m., Nasir ?BAN ?2097 ?0 ?1978
?43 ?Anisuzzaman, Jewel ?BAN ?2095 ?6 ?1974
?44 ?Ikramul, Haq Siam ?BAN ?2090 ?0 ?1997
?45 ?Rahman, Md. Siddiqur ?BAN ?2079 ?7 ?1979
?46 ?Mohammad Sayf, Ullah ?BAN ?2078 ?0 ?1972
?47 ?Mizanur, Rahman ?BAN ?2077 ?1 ?1967
?48 ?Md., Sharif Hossain ?BAN ?2071 ?0 ?1991
?49 ?Kabir, Mohammad Sherajul ?BAN ?2067 ?5 ?1979
?50 ?Mohammad, Sagar ?BAN ?2066 ?0 ?1994