Shamima Akter Liza of Narayangonj became unbeaten champion in the 2nd Begum Laila Alam Women FIDE Rating Chess Tournament-2008, sponsored by former chess player Mrs. Laila Alam. Liza earned 6 points after end of the 7th round games to clinch the title. Zakia Sultana became runner-up with 5½ points. 4players earned 5 points. Their positions are:
3rd-Sharmin Sultana Shirin, 4th-SharminShamiha Shimmi, 5th-Syeda Shabana Parveen, 6th-Nazrana Khan Eva. Masuda Begum of Barisal became 7th and Ahely Sarkar became 8th with 4½ points each. 4 players earned 4 points each. Their positions are:9th-Hamida Begum, 10th-Jahanara Haque Runu, 11th-Rokshana Titli and 12th-Amena Khatun.In the last round: Liza drew with Nipa, Zakia drew with Shimmi, Shirin beat Hamida, Eva beat Runu, Masuda beat Tani and Ahely beat Yeon. The Prize giving ceremony was held yesterday (Wednesday) after end of the games.Begum Laila Alam distributed prizes among the winners. Mr. Jamilur Rahman, General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federationand Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam Miah gave address in the ceremony. Total 33 players participated in the event. The event was held in 7 round Swiss-League system and total twenty six thousand taka cash prize money was given to the winners. Champion Liza got eight thousnd taka and runner-up Zakia got five thousand taka.