Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 08:18:54 +0000
By Kristel Satumbaga
The Philippines dropped a pair of 2.5-1.5 defeats to Southeast Asian powerhouse Indonesia on Saturday to kiss its title bid goodbye in the women’s section of the Asian Nations Online Chess Cup.
The Filipinas were no match to the second-seeded Indonesians as they showed none of the brilliance that enabled them to finish second in the 9-round eliminations in a field of 38 countries.
Woman International Master Bernadette Galas lost to WIM Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite on board three that sent the Lady Agilas reeling to a setback in the first of the two-match semifinals.
Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and WIMs Jan Jodilyn Fronda and Kylen Joy Mordido all drew their games with IM Irine Sukandar, IM Medina Warda Aulia and WIM Dita Karenza on boards one, two and four.
Frayna and Fronda then yielded to Sukandar and Aulia on the top two boards in their second duel that sealed their doom while sending the Indonesians to th