GM Jayson Gonzales, coach to the Philippines Women team in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad, announced in a press release:
I’m proud to announce that WIM (Woman International Master) Janelle Mae Frayna achieved the third and last result to become the first Woman Grandmaster from the Philippines.
Frayna achieved her third and final WGM norm in her drawn game in Round 9 of Baku Chess Olympiad against IM Daavademberel Nomin-Erdene of Mongolia.
I believe she will be awarded the WGM title at the conclusion of this Chess Olympiad, as FIDE meets to award titles.
Summarized below are the games and performances of WGM Janelle Mae Frayna:
Games of Janelle Mae Frayna in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad
Replay the games of WGM Janelle Mae Frayna in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad below: [replay]
Matt Tracy Tapao
Our hope, our future for Philippine women chess!
congrats Mae continue the good job
Hopefully the Phillipine govt. Supports Frayna, if not it would be better for her to move to USA to further her career just like Wes did.
Armingol Joy Villaluz
celebrate! Janelle Mae Frayna! The PH’s First Woman Grandmaster! – the BE cause
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