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Shimmi clinches Preliminary Phase Title

Update : 26 Aug 2013, 08:21 PM

Shamiha Sharmin Shimmi clinched the title of the Preliminary Phase of the 34th National Women Chess Championship at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room yesterday.  

WFM Nazrana Khan Eva finished 2nd while Mahmuda Hoque Chowdhury Moly came in 3rd. Shimmi, Eva and Moly all earned 5.5 points and a tie-breaking system was used to separate the top three. Behind them, six players earned 5 points.

Their positions were: 4th- Dilaran Jahan Nupur, 5th- Jahanara HaqueRunu, 6th-WFM Zakia Sultana, 7th-Hamida Rahman, 7th-, 8th-Kiswara Shajrin Evana and 9th-Afrin Jahan Munia.

The top 7 players qualified for the final phase of the tournament and Evana and Munia are on a waiting list. Reigning champion WFM Sharmin Sultana Shirin, Runner-up WIM Shamima Akter Liza, WIM Rani Hamid, WFM Shabana Parveen Nipa and WFM Tanima Parveen will play in the final round directly as the last editions top five finishers.

In the last round Shimmi drew with Eva, Moly drew with Hamida, Runu drew with Zakia, Nupur drew with Evana and Munia beat Protiva.  A total of 46 players from 20 districts and Dhaka city participated in the event.  

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