5 players will participate in the 8th Asian Continental Chess Championship-2009 Open and Women, Qualifying for the World Cup-2009 which will be held from 13th to 23rd May at Subic Freeport, Olongapo City, Philippines. They are: GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Enamul Hossain Razib, GM Niaz Murshed, FM Abu Sufian Shakil and WFM Samima Akter Liza. National Sports Council provide all expenses of Zia, Razib, Shakil and Liza. Shah Cement sponsored Niaz.
Zia, Razib, Shakil and Liza left Dhaka yesterday (Monday) night by Singapore Air Lines. Niaz left Dhaka yesterday by Air Asia. 10 players will qualify from this event for the World Cup-2009, which will be held in December.