Liu Shilan

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Liu Shilan
Liu Shilan 1980 Malta.JPG
Liu Shilan, Malta 1980
Full name Liu Shilan
Country  China
Born (1962-01-24) January 24, 1962 (age 55)
China
Title Woman Grandmaster (WGM)
FIDE rating 2249 (inactive)
Peak rating 2260 (July 1990)

Liu Shilan (Chinese: 刘适兰; born January 24, 1962)[1] is a Chinese female chess player who holds the WGM title, which she received in 1982. She was seven-times China National Women's Champion (1979–81, 1983-6).

In 1982, Liu came third at the World Chess Championship Interzonal Tournament in Tbilisi with a final score of 9/14.[2] In 1983, she qualified for the Candidates Tournament[3] but lost her quarterfinal match held in Velden to Nana Ioseliani 6-3 (+1, =4, -4).[4] Later, she competed in two further Interzonal Tournaments (1985 Zeleznovodsk, finishing 14th with 4½/15;[5] and 1987 Tuzla, finishing 10th with 8½/17.[6])

Liu competed for the China women's national chess team; five times at the Chess Olympiads (1980–1988) with an overall record of 68 total games played (+25, =27, -16).[7] She had the second best performance rating and won a bronze medal for first board at the 27th Chess Olympiad in Dubai, 1986.[8]

She reached her highest FIDE rating of 2260 in July 1990.[9]

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Preceded by
None
Women's Chinese Chess Champion
1979, 1980, 1981
Succeeded by
Zhao Lan
Preceded by
Zhao Lan
Women's Chinese Chess Champion
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Succeeded by
Peng Zhaoqin