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Rani Hamid
Number of games in database: 95
Years covered: 1984 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 1918 (1996 rapid, 1945 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2189
Overall record: +26 -46 =23 (39.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B42 Sicilian, Kan (6 games)
B32 Sicilian (5 games)
B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation (5 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (4 games)
D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation) (4 games)
B40 Sicilian (4 games)
C78 Ruy Lopez (4 games)
B01 Scandinavian (3 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (3 games)
A46 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)

   🏆 Asian Continental (Women)
   R Hamid vs Shania Mae Mendoza (Jun-14-19) 0-1
   Kylen Joy Mordido vs R Hamid (Jun-13-19) 1-0
   Tianqi Yan vs R Hamid (Jun-12-19) 1-0
   R Hamid vs Natsumi Fukuya (Jun-11-19) 0-1
   R Hamid vs Anousha Mahdian (Jun-10-19) 0-1

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(born Jul-14-1944, 75 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:

Wikipedia article: Rani Hamid

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Hamid vs Van der Wiel 0-1431984Chess OlympiadB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. Vasiukov vs R Hamid  0-1481992Teheran opB01 Scandinavian
3. Li Ruofan vs R Hamid  1-03320019th Asian WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. R Hamid vs A Konara  ½-½6020019th Asian WomenC10 French
5. S Dhar vs R Hamid  1-05620019th Asian WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. Z Sultana vs R Hamid ½-½1020019th Asian WomenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
7. R Hamid vs Zhang Jilin  0-14720019th Asian WomenB42 Sicilian, Kan
8. R Hamid vs G V Wijesuriya  ½-½2320019th Asian WomenB01 Scandinavian
9. A Khanam vs R Hamid  ½-½1120019th Asian WomenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
10. R Hamid vs Y Prathiba  1-07620019th Asian WomenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
11. R Hamid vs A Gokhale  ½-½3020019th Asian WomenC67 Ruy Lopez
12. Gu Xiaobing vs R Hamid  1-03320019th Asian WomenB30 Sicilian
13. R Hamid vs A Maric  0-157200436th Olympiad, WomenC11 French
14. R Hamid vs N Verdiana  1-065200436th Olympiad, WomenC78 Ruy Lopez
15. M Maeckelbergh vs R Hamid  ½-½16200436th Olympiad, WomenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. I Krush vs R Hamid  1-034200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
17. A Ryvova vs R Hamid  ½-½51200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
18. R Hamid vs A Pourkashiyan  1-031200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. I K Sukandar vs R Hamid  1-038200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. R Hamid vs N K Ortiz  0-152200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. G Bakalarz vs R Hamid  ½-½59200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
22. L Ptacnikova vs R Hamid  ½-½34200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
23. R Hamid vs M Coimbra  0-156200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC78 Ruy Lopez
24. J Tilenbaeva vs R Hamid  0-170200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. G Vargas vs R Hamid  1-0312008Women's OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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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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  sonia91: Oldest player of the Women's World Championship KO (2018) at 74 (!).
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