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  • #1

    chess whiz Jennie Frenklakh?

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  • #5

    Who?

  • #6

    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.

  • #7

    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.

  • #8

    That was in January 2002.

  • #9

    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.

  • #10

    It seems  Frenklakh won the same tournament in 2003.

  • #11
    Pulpofeira wrote:

    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.

    I can understand that.

  • #12

    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... 

  • #13

    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.

  • #14

    I was just wondering what she might be doing today. Maybe she married Lewis?

  • #15

    Hey Batgirl, I'll see your Jennie Frenklakh and raise you Baraka Shabazz. 

  • #16

    http://www.wellnesscentersc.com/jennie-bakondi/

     

    (maybe)

     

    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).

  • #17

     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.

  • #18

    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.

  • #19

     Thanks Martin!

    That's definitely her.

    Yet another chess player goes on to a successful and (hopefully) happy life!

     

  • #20

    bumping your own thread? happy.png

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