WIM Shamima Akhter Liza of Narayanganj clinched the Sultana Kamal 34th National Women Chess title with nine points after beating Mahmuda Haque Chowdhury Molly in the 11th and last round match at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall room on Tuesday.
This was the 3rd national women’s crown for Liza after 2005 and 2010.
Liza lifted the national women’s title with nine wins and two defeats against
Nazrana Khan Eva and Tanima Parveen.
WFM Nazrana Khan Eva of Manikganj became unbeaten runner-up securing 8.5 points with six wins and five draw. Eva drew her last round match with Tanima Parveen of Chittagong.
WIM Rani Hamid of Titas Club and WFM Zakia Sultana of Narayanganj bagged 8 points each. But Rani Hamid finished 3rd after beating Zakia Sultana by 2-0 points in a position deciding play-off match putting Zakia Sultana in the 4th place.
Last year’s national women’s champion Sharmin Sultana Shirin became 5th with 7.5 points while WFM Tanima Parveen of Chittagong became 6th with 7 points.
Other positions: 7th-Jahanara Haque Runu (4.5 points); 8th-Samiha Sharmin Shimmi (4 points); 9th-Dilara Jahan Nupur of Kushtia (3 points); 10th- Mahmuda Hoque Chowdhury Molly of Chittagong (2.5 points); 11th-Kishwara Shajrin Evana (2 points); and 12th-Hamida Mahmud (2 points);
In the day’s last round matches, Rani Hamid beat Evana, Zakia beat Runu, Shirin drew with Nupur and Hamida got walk-over against Shimmi.
Roll of Honour: 1979-WIM Rani Hamid; 1980-WIM Rani Hamid; 1981-WIM Rani Hamid; 1982-WIM Rani Hamid; 1983-WIM Rani Hamid; 1984-WIM Rani Hamid; 1985-Yesmin Begum; 1986-Yesmin Begum; 1987-Not held; 1988-WIM Rani Hamid; 1989-WFM Syeda Shabana Parveen; 1990- WIM Rani Hamid;
1991 -WFM Tanima Parveen; 1992-WIM Master Rani Hamid; 1993- WFM Zakia Sultana; 1994-WFM Tanima Parveen; 1995-WFM Syeda Shabana Parveen; 1996-WIM Rani Hamid; 1997-WFM Syeda Shabana Parveen, 1998-WIM Rani Hamid; 1999-WIM Rani Hamid; 2000- WFM Nazrana Khan Eva; 2001- WIM Rani Hamid; 2002-WFM Syeda Shabana Parveen; 2003-WFM Syeda Shabana Parveen; 2004- WIM Master Rani Hamid; 2005- WIM Shamima Akhter Liza; 2006-WIM Rani Hamid; 2007- WIM Rani Hamid; 2008- WIM Rani Hamid; 2009- WFM Sharmin Sultana Shirin; 2010- WIM Shamima Akhter Liza; 2011-WIM Rani Hamid; 2012- WFM Sharmin Sultana Shirin; 2013- Not held and 2014-WIM Shamima Akhter Liza.