Liu Shilan, Malta 1980
|Full name||Liu Shilan|
|Born|| January 24, 1962
|Title||Woman Grandmaster (WGM)|
|Peak rating||2260 (July 1990)|
Liu Shilan (Chinese: 刘适兰; born January 24, 1962) 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. In 1983, she qualified for the Candidates Tournament but lost her quarterfinal match held in Velden to Nana Ioseliani 6-3 (+1, =4, -4). Later, she competed in two further Interzonal Tournaments (1985 Zeleznovodsk, finishing 14th with 4½/15; and 1987 Tuzla, finishing 10th with 8½/17.)
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). She had the second best performance rating and won a bronze medal for first board at the 27th Chess Olympiad in Dubai, 1986.
She reached her highest FIDE rating of 2260 in July 1990.