Rani Hamid

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Rani Hamid
Rani Hamid Photo.JPG
Full name Sayeda Jasimunnessa Khatun
Country Bangladesh
Born July 1944 (age 72)
Sylhet, East Bengal
Title Woman International Master (1985)
FIDE rating 1944 (November 2013)
Peak rating 2189 (October 2007)
Ranking No. 69880 (November 2013)

Rani Hamid (Bengali: রাণী হামিদ; born 14 July 1944) is a Bangladeshi chess Woman International Master.[1] She was the first WIM in Bangladesh.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Hamid was born Sayeda Jasimunnessa Khatun in Sylhet, Bangladesh in 1944. She was awarded the FIDE Woman International Master (WIM) title in 1985. She has won the British Women's Championship in 1983, 1985 and 1989.

She is the only female chess player in history to win the National Chess Championships.[citation needed] Her son Kaiser Hamid was a soccer player for Mohammedan Sporting Club and the captain of Bangladesh Football Team during the 1980s and 1990s. Her other son, Sohel Hamid, was a national squash champion.[1]


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