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Janelle Mae Frayna
Number of games in database: 88
Years covered: 2011 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2315 (2027 rapid, 2109 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2325

Overall record: +36 -27 =25 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (13) 
    A13 A14 A15 A11
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A20 A25
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (9) 
    C07 C18 C17 C15 C05
 Slav (7) 
    D10 D11 D17
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B03 B04
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D80 D94 D78 D85 D90
 French Winawer (5) 
    C18 C17 C15
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2016)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   43rd Chess Olympiad (Women) (2018)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad (Women)
   J Galianina Ryjanova vs J M Frayna (Oct-05-18) 1-0
   J M Frayna vs D Baciu (Oct-04-18) 0-1
   Chengjia Wang vs J M Frayna (Oct-03-18) 0-1
   J M Frayna vs C Lujan (Oct-02-18) 0-1
   J M Frayna vs S Melia (Oct-01-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-19-1997, 21 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 4; games 1-25 of 88  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  0-1322012Chess Olympiad (Women)D80 Grunfeld
15. J Krivec vs J M Frayna 0-1292012Chess Olympiad (Women)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. A Isaeva vs J M Frayna  0-1392012Chess Olympiad (Women)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
17. J M Frayna vs L Mendoza Velazquez  1-0402012Chess Olympiad (Women)A37 English, Symmetrical
18. J M Frayna vs C van der Merwe  ½-½642012Chess Olympiad (Women)A20 English
19. J M Frayna vs S Milliet  0-1282012Chess Olympiad (Women)A13 English
20. J M Frayna vs M I Oliveira  ½-½652012Chess Olympiad (Women)A15 English
21. J M Frayna vs R Goletiani  ½-½522012Chess Olympiad (Women)A15 English
22. J M Frayna vs E Cosma  ½-½562012Chess Olympiad (Women)A13 English
23. N N Azman Hisham vs J M Frayna  ½-½492012Chess Olympiad (Women)D90 Grunfeld
24. J M Frayna vs A Dimitrijevic  0-1492012Chess Olympiad (Women)A15 English
25. J M Frayna vs Baby Edna Mission 1-0132014Chess Olympiad (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
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Sep-14-16  pinoymaster77: Post of WGM-Elect Fraynda in her FB, from the heart :

Janelle Mae Frayna

Blessed evening everyone! Tonight we're leaving this wonderful place of Baku, yet part of me wants to stay here for a longer time. I'm so overwhelmed by God's grace and blessings, forever I'll cherish the memories we all had in this 42nd chess Olympiad. First, I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to all the people behind my success in achieving the most coveted WGM title. To our Head of Delegation and team manager Atty. Ruel Canobas who has unselfishly provided the needs of the Philippine team.Cong. Prospero 'Butch' Pichay Jr. who's leadership steered right direction for the Filipino chess players. To Cong. Neri Colmenares , FIDE Sec.Gen. Cong. Abraham Bambol ' Tolentino for their presence, guidance and support all throughout the tournament. Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III, to whom we have paid courtesy call before proceeding into this tournament. Our Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal who has never stopped on believing that one day, a Bicolana would achieve such feat. FEU Athletic Director Mark Oliver Molina and the whole FEU community who have sent their support and congratulations. To NCFP director and coach GM Jayson Gonzales, who has a very big part on achieving the WGM title.He has always believed that one day we can finally nail it, despite all criticisms and doubt rendered to me at first. Thank you coach, for not doubting even a single second on our chances to achieve it. Our hardwork and training has indeed bear fruits. To my Professors and classmates, thank u for bearing on my absences! Rest assured I'll be responsible enough to work on my missed class activities. Hahaha. To the Whole Philippine team delegation especially to the women's team, thank you! I believe we have given our best effort in every match we played and we all have nothing to be ashamed of. We have all fought a good fight! But there's still something for us to celebrate. Also, my heartfelt congratulations to Asia's First GM Eugene Torre who have won an Olympic bronze medal with and amazing 10 /11. To my family who were literally in tears when they heard the news, please don't shed a tear anymore. This feat is the result of our hard work . Remember that this doesn't work for personal glory, but it is for our country's pride. Lastly to our Lord, only through His kind will that this historical feat has happened to us. God bless us all!

Sep-14-16  pinoymaster77: Warning # 1 : Now that the Olympiad is over, high time to directly advice officials that WGM-Elect Frayna has a stalker.

If in next couple of days, all the previous indecent kibitzes are not taken down by the author, then these are hard evidences that can be referenced by the NBI and FBI if necessary

Sep-14-16  MCDreamz: Are you an idiot pinoypatzer77? You are the stalker, the fatty paparazzi who stalks everyone with his copypasta reporting.

The above copypasta peppered with political overtones is typical NCFP garbage. Probably coach kabayo's idea.

Sep-14-16  MCDreamz: Janelle, my love, if you want to take your game to the next level, come to me. I already talked to my friend Susan Polgar about you. Don't get stuck with the NCFP and its bunch of puppets and politico asslickers.
Sep-15-16  Pulo y Gata: Congratulations, WGM Frayna!

<Warning: Never trust someone who was forced to drop out of school after "reportedly" being forced to <read Van Gogh's paintings>. Never heard of Rorschach until then, that one.>

Smiles and congratulations, Janelle!

Sep-15-16  Pulo y Gata: Well, one has to admit it would be a curious case for Janelle's course in Pscyhology if she gets to handle a psycho curio. Brilliant as she is, she'd make great findings and recommendations.

Asylum for starters?

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.
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  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

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