Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – Six players shared the top slot in the Marcel Refrigerator 39th National Women Chess Championship securing full three points after the 3rd round matches held at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room on Saturday.
The leaders are: defending women’s champion WIM Rani Hamid of Bangladesh Ansar& VDP, WIM Sharmin Sultana Shirin, WCM Sharmin Samiha Simmi, Jannatul Ferdous, Afrin Jahan Munia of Barishal and Nusrat JahanAlo.
Two players --WFM Nazrana Khan Eva and Thakur Jania Haque-- are jointly in the 2ndslot securing 2.5 points each.
In the day’s 3rd round matches, WIM Rani Hamid beat Jhorna Begum, WIM Shirin beat Ahmed Walijah, Munia beat WCM Noshin Anjum, WCM Shimmi beat Umme Taslima Protiva Talukder, Alo beat Kazi ZarinTasnim, Jannatul beat Sabikun NaharTonima, WFM Eva beat Kiswara Shajrin Evana and Jania beat Sharmin Khan.
The 4th round matches will be held on Sunday from 3 pm at the same venue.