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chess whiz Jennie Frenklakh?
Never heard of her before, but there's a convo from 2016 about her in chessgames. Seems like she got a degree and focused on other career.
Frenklakh played after getting her degree from Boston College. In fact she won the Region XI Women's Open in Menlo Park (186 participants) after she graduated.
That was in January 2002.
Who knows, I still remember WIM Irene Nicolás, silver medal in U16 women world championship in 2013, who suddenly got sick of chess and retired. Not even her knows why.
It seems Frenklakh won the same tournament in 2003.
I can understand that.
This is not gender specific. Many players I knew completely gave up chess after high school or college. There are just too many other important things in life...
Lewis Cohen was another.
He got some CL&R press as a 12 year old 1700s player in the early 70s who was doing well in NYC tournaments, but I think he fizzled soon and never got out of the class ranks.
I was just wondering what she might be doing today. Maybe she married Lewis?
Hey Batgirl, I'll see your Jennie Frenklakh and raise you Baraka Shabazz.
further edit: found some additional pictures and that looks like it probably is her and she got married 6 days ago. http://www.chessgames.com/player/jennie_frenklakh.html has a comment saying the same from January of last year (being Jennie Bakondi anyway).
Well, there are differences for me personally. We more-or-less know something about Shabazz and her abandonment of chess. I followed the careers of Frenklakh, Krush and Shahade, so there's a more or a connection for me.
Anyway, I could call you with a Miss Fatima.
It must've been the late 70s and my local paper had an article on her; a teenage black expert in DC (I think). I recall she and her mother complaining that racism was keeping her down in the chess scene.
That's definitely her.
Yet another chess player goes on to a successful and (hopefully) happy life!
bumping your own thread?