WGM Frayna Completed Her IM Norms as well in Baku

This is on top of the WGM title she already earned.

Philippine pride: Janelle Mae Frayna playing in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. Photo credit: David Llada
Janelle Mae Frayna playing in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. Photo credit: David Llada

It was reported earlier that Janelle May Frayna earned her WGM title. On top of that, she actually also completed all her required IM norms in Baku.

Ed Andaya on Journal Online:

A graduating Psychology student and cum laude candidate at Far Eastern University, Frayna earned two men’s IM norms in this Olympiad to add to the first she gained during the 2014 Battle of GMs-National Finals in Manila.

Frayna, however, will have to wait for her men’s IM title.

Apparently, Frayna will have to up his ELO rating to at least 2400 in order to be awarded the IM title. And with her performance in Baku, which would naturally boost her current rating of 2281, I don’t think it will be too far from now.

You can replay all Janelle Mae Frayna games in Baku Chess Olympiad below:Replay »


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