Manila, Sept. 13 -- Women International Master (WIM) Jan Jodilyn Fronda is the new national women's chess champion.
Fronda capped another memorable campaign with a brilliant final-round victory over Women Fide Master (WFM) Allaney Jia Doroy in 42 moves of the King's Indian to crown herself as the champion in the 2019 National Women's Championship at the Philippine Academy for Chess Excellence (PACE) headquarters in Mindanao Ave., Project 6, Quezon City on Thursday (Sept. 12).
A three-time UAAP MVP with La Salle, Fronda finished strong by winning three of her last four assignments.
In the 13th and last round battle with Doroy, Fronda showed the perils of capturing seemingly harmless pawns.
"After 24 Bxb7 came Fronda's Nxb5 followed by 25...