Nine players are sharing lead in the points table with 2 points each after end of the 2nd round games of the Preliminary Phase of the Aromatic Gold 29th National Chess Championship, sponsored by Marico Bangladesh Limited. They are: Shamima Akter Liza, Nazrana Kahan Eva, Zakia Sulatana, Masuda Begum,Samiha Sharmin Shimmi, Arifa Khatun Moni, Mimi Arjuman, Rokshana Titli andJahanara Haque Runu. In the2nd round: Liza beat Ahely Sarkar, Eva beat Yeon Sarkar, Zakia beat Nushrat Jahan, Masuda beat Tanzina Akter Tani, Shimmi beat Saleka, Moni beat Tahmina Akter Tisha, Mimi beat Khodeja, Titli beat Rina Akter and Runu beat Reshma Jebin.
Preliminary Phase of the Aromatic Gold 29th National Women Chess Championship, sponsored by Marico Bangladesh Limited began 8th February at the chess hall-room of Bangladesh Chess Federation. 42 women and girls from Dhaka City and other 6 districts are participating in the event. 21 players won their 1st round games and earned maximum point including Shamima Akter Liza, Nazrana Kahan Eva, Zakia Sulatan, Masuda Begum, Shamiha Sharmin Shimmi, Arifa Khatun Moni, Mimi Arjuman, Hamida Rahman and rokshana Titli. 8 players from Preliminary phase will qualify in the final phase. Reigning Woman Champion IWM Rani Hamid,runner up Sharmin Sultana Shirin, Syeda Shabana Parveen Nipa and Tanima Parveen will directly participate the final phase.