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Rani Hamid
Number of games in database: 64
Years covered: 1984 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 1969 (1985 rapid, 1970 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2189
Overall record: +18 -30 =16 (40.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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B42 Sicilian, Kan (5 games)
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B01 Scandinavian (3 games)
D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation) (3 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (3 games)
D05 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)
C78 Ruy Lopez (2 games)
B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3 (2 games)
B41 Sicilian, Kan (2 games)

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(born Jul-14-1944, 70 years old) Bangladesh

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Mrs Rani Hamid (nee Sayeda Jasimunnessa Khatun) was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh and started playing competitive chess at the age of 34. Awarded the WIM title in 1985 she was joint British Women's Champion (with Helen Milligan) in 1983, and sole champion in 1985 and 1989. She has won the Bangladesh Women's Championship a record 21 times, although only 18 are recognised by FIDE due to Bangladesh's late recognition by the world federation.

Hamid has represented her country on the women’s team at every Women’s Olympiad since 1986 except for 1988 and 1992, playing board 1 on nearly every occasion. She also represented Bangladesh at the Olympiads in 1984, 1988 and 1992 at boards two and three on the men's team.

Sources (including images):; Wikipedia article: British Chess Championship;; Susan Polgar's blog:

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 64  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Hamid vs Van der Wiel 0-143 1984 Thessaloniki olm ;BIGB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. Vasiukov vs R Hamid  0-148 1992 Teheran opB01 Scandinavian
3. A Khanam vs R Hamid  ½-½11 2001 9th Asian WomenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
4. R Hamid vs A Konara  ½-½60 2001 9th Asian WomenC10 French
5. R Hamid vs G V Wijesuriya  ½-½23 2001 9th Asian WomenB01 Scandinavian
6. Li Ruofan vs R Hamid  1-033 2001 9th Asian WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. Gu Xiaobing vs R Hamid  1-033 2001 9th Asian WomenB30 Sicilian
8. Z Sultana vs R Hamid ½-½10 2001 9th Asian WomenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. R Hamid vs A Gokhale  ½-½30 2001 9th Asian WomenC67 Ruy Lopez
10. R Hamid vs Zhang Jilin  0-147 2001 9th Asian WomenB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. R Hamid vs Y Prathiba  1-076 2001 9th Asian WomenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
12. S Dhar vs R Hamid  1-056 2001 9th Asian WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
13. M Maeckelbergh vs R Hamid  ½-½16 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. R Hamid vs N Verdiana  1-065 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenC88 Ruy Lopez
15. R Hamid vs A Maric  0-157 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenC11 French
16. L Ptacnikova vs R Hamid  ½-½34 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB40 Sicilian
17. A Ryvova vs R Hamid  ½-½51 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB24 Sicilian, Closed
18. G Bakalarz vs R Hamid  ½-½59 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
19. I Krush vs R Hamid  1-034 2006 37th Chess OlympiadE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
20. R Hamid vs N K Ortiz  0-152 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. J Tilenbaeva vs R Hamid  0-170 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB41 Sicilian, Kan
22. I K Sukandar vs R Hamid  1-038 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. R Hamid vs M Coimbra  0-156 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenC78 Ruy Lopez
24. R Hamid vs A Pourkashiyan  1-031 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. V Golubenko vs R Hamid  1-063 2008 Women's OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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  Benzol: Mrs Rani Hamid (nee Sayeda Jasimunnessa Khatun)
Born 14th July 1944 in Synhet, Bangladesh
A WIM in 1985 she was joint British Women's champion in 1983.
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Olympic participations:

Interview with <Rani Hamid: The chess queen>:

Jul-14-08  Marmot PFL: Player of the day with FIDE peak of 2189. Good example of affirmative action.
Jul-14-11  BIDMONFA: Rani Hamid


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