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Janelle Mae Frayna
Number of games in database: 118
Years covered: 2011 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2179 (2102 rapid, 2113 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2325

Overall record: +42 -39 =29 (51.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (16) 
    A13 A14 A15 A10 A11
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A20 A25
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    E00 A50
 King's Indian (4) 
    E71 E67 E63
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (10) 
    C18 C07 C17 C00 C15
 Alekhine's Defense (8) 
    B03 B04
 Slav (7) 
    D11 D10 D17
 French Winawer (6) 
    C18 C17 C15
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D78 D90 D94 D93 D80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J M Frayna vs O Gamboa Alvarado, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2016)
   Asian Continental (Women) (2019)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2011)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Batumi Olympiad (Women) (2018)
   9th HDBank Masters (2019)

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad (Women)
   J M Frayna vs L Ordaz Valdes (Aug-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   J M Frayna vs Thi Kim Phung Vo (Aug-08-22) 1-0
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs J M Frayna (Aug-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   L Unuk vs J M Frayna (Aug-06-22) 0-1
   J M Frayna vs D Cordero (Aug-05-22) 1-0

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(born May-19-1997, 25 years old) Philippines

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Women's GM(1) Frayna received this title in September of 2016. After 9 (of 13 total) rounds, she met (eventual tournament winner) Dinara Saduakassova at the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2016), holding at the top score group throughout until Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda delivered her her first loss. She finished with 8.5/13 points, enough for share of 4th-8th overall (or 5th when factoring in tie-breaks). Frayna played top board for the Philippines' 2016 women's Olympiad team(4).

References / Sources

(1) (Women's GM norm requirements allow for an IM to count in the factoring of a number of WGM players met, but also require a title-performance rating floor (see for details) to be met), (2) (round-by-round rankings chart), (3), (4) .

Wikipedia article: Janelle Mae Frayna

Last updated: 2017-08-09 08:55:40

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 127  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Divyasree vs J M Frayna 0-1472011World Junior Championship (Girls)B03 Alekhine's Defense
2. J M Frayna vs H Tohirjonova  0-1362011World Junior Championship (Girls)A20 English
3. A Imeeva vs J M Frayna  1-0622011World Junior Championship (Girls)B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. J M Frayna vs Z Edes  ½-½312011World Junior Championship (Girls)A13 English
5. E Guo vs J M Frayna  0-1372011World Junior Championship (Girls)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. J M Frayna vs A Romero Echeverria  0-1242011World Junior Championship (Girls)A37 English, Symmetrical
7. M Gevorgyan vs J M Frayna  0-1362011World Junior Championship (Girls)B03 Alekhine's Defense
8. J M Frayna vs D Hannes 1-0352011World Junior Championship (Girls)A13 English
9. K Tsatsalashvili vs J M Frayna  1-0612011World Junior Championship (Girls)D85 Grunfeld
10. J M Frayna vs C Forestier  1-0622011World Junior Championship (Girls)A13 English
11. N Kazimova vs J M Frayna  0-1222011World Junior Championship (Girls)D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
12. J M Frayna vs J Eric  0-1432011World Junior Championship (Girls)A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
13. C Heredia Serrano vs J M Frayna  ½-½502011World Junior Championship (Girls)B03 Alekhine's Defense
14. Ghazala Shabbir Khuaja vs J M Frayna  0-1322012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)D80 Grunfeld
15. J Krivec vs J M Frayna 0-1292012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. A Isaeva vs J M Frayna  0-1392012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
17. J M Frayna vs L Mendoza Velazquez  1-0402012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A37 English, Symmetrical
18. J M Frayna vs C van der Merwe  ½-½642012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A20 English
19. J M Frayna vs S Milliet  0-1282012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A13 English
20. J M Frayna vs M I Oliveira  ½-½652012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A15 English
21. J M Frayna vs R Goletiani  ½-½522012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A15 English
22. J M Frayna vs E Cosma  ½-½562012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A13 English
23. N N Azman Hisham vs J M Frayna  ½-½492012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)D90 Grunfeld
24. J M Frayna vs A Dimitrijevic  0-1492012Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A15 English
25. J M Frayna vs Baby Edna Mission 1-0132014Tromso Olympiad (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 127  PGN Download
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Sep-15-16  gokusano: Infirmary, an emergency case! That person may roam the street like a wild doggie.
Sep-15-16  Pulo y Gata: Not just Psychology, mind you, but <BS> Psychology.


Sep-15-16  epistle: Imagine Janelle being wooed:

"Janellethh, my lofthh, don't bethhso bethhso me on the lipssffts when pulo issth around or he be jelly."

Sep-15-16  pinoymaster77: Yes, that's good that WGM Janelle is taking up Psychology course, she knows how to handle loonies
Sep-15-16  epistle: Good timessthh my loffth
Sep-15-16  Pulo y Gata:
Sep-15-16  pinoymaster77: epistle,

Are you mimicking pagkabulol ?

Sep-15-16  Pulo y Gata: Read my lisp.
Sep-15-16  talunanIM: Mga pilipinong pulpol na sagad sa kabobohan at inggit puro tsismis na lng ang kayang gawin.
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  Domdaniel: Oh, come on. Why this obsession about a perfectly ordinary sub-2300 chessplayer? It's not just because she's female and aged 19, is it? How shallow can you guys get?

OK, "read my lisp" is funny. But not much else is. And chessplayers (or indeed sportspersons of any kind) who insist on invoking their god worry me.

Sep-15-16  epistle: Praissthing God anywayssth withhh all my hearthhh ssthhoull and mindthh.


Sep-15-16  pinoymaster77: Our chess heroes returned last night, and mas dagsa media interviews.

Mamaya noontime, I think not only party na but a press conference-type.

WGM-Elect Janelle also due for Congressional recognition on Monday for being PHI's first WGM

"Magayon Festival

September 13 at 7:21am

Albay Mabuhay! An Albayana, a Legapeno is the Philippines' first Woman Chess Grandmaster. Congratulations Janelle Mae Frayna for making Albayanos and all Bicolanos proud. 2DAlbay Joey Sarte Salceda filed House Resolution 334 commending her achievement.and providing her a financial incentive. The resolution, co-authored by Ako Bicol, was adopted by the House of Representatives in the plenary on the very same day."

Sep-16-16  pinoymaster77: Maybe a courtesy call to VP Leni, the top Bicolano pol currently, is in order.
Sep-16-16  pinoymaster77: WGM Elect Frayna to get 50K cash incentive from PSC, then PSC Chair Ramirez to try to arrange visit to Pres Digong. Financial amount from Congressional resolution not specified. Heroes welcome slated in Bicol hometown with motorcade
Sep-18-16  pinoymaster77: FB post by WGM-Elect Janelle yesterday, Congressional recognition would be today :

"Janelle Mae Frayna with Jan Mari Felix Frayna and 2 others.

16 hrs ·
.. My sincere thanks to Cong. Joey Sarte Salceda for sponsoring House Resolution 334 which commends me as the country's first WGM. Thank you for extending your kindness to my family, providing their trip from Legazpi to Manila and their hotel accommodation . I am indeed very happy that they will witness this kind of recognition firsthand.See you sir at the Congress tommorow. Dios Mabalos po!"

Oct-09-16  pinoymaster77: "Corazon, a civil engineer who heads the housing division of the Legazpi City Planning and Development Office, and the rest of the family decided not to tell Janelle about it for fear that she might not do well in the World Juniors and pull out of the Chess Olympiad altogether.

Being the youngest and lone daughter she says she cried for a long time. But Janelle has since embraced the truth that life, as in chess, is not all about joys.

With her mother as her inspiration, she says she will be aiming for the GM title next year and the World Championship cycle in 2018.

“I feel I can do it,” says Janelle, who idolizes Hungarian GM Judith Polgar, the greatest woman player of all time.

She notes that she’d beaten and drawn with GMs before.

The dividing line, she says, is the “level of consistency” in games. Janelle, who’s actually contemplating on taking up law, feel’s she’s getting there.

“I dream about it (world championship),” she says. “That’s my ultimate goal.”

Oct-16-16  MCDreamz: Looks like a sycophantic dog is writing or speaking for Janelle. Not good.
Mar-04-17  joeyj: Janelle Mae Frayna is now officially a Woman Grandmaster (WGM) -- the first from the Philippines.

SOURCE: List of titles approved by the Presidential Board by written resolution

Aug-10-17  pinoymaster77: Defining moment, but since its the start its up and down campaign. Whats important is the ELO gain, goal muna 2300 and the development in playing strength.

WGM Frayna since then lost to 2 GMs after rd5

Jul-10-21  Albertan: Ahead of FIDE World Cup,Filipina Janelle Mae Frayna hits travel snag:

Dec-19-21  Albertan: Women’s chess unwraps:

Dec-20-21  Pulo y Gata: beaten by a 13-year old on the very first round--
Dec-22-21  Albertan: Frayna seizes sole lead in National Women’s Chess Championship:

Dec-25-21  Albertan: Frayna seals Chess crown:

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