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Mackenzie Molner
M Molner 
Photo courtesy of GM Mackenzie Molner  
Number of games in database: 180
Years covered: 2005 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2448 (2482 rapid, 2434 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2528

Overall record: +58 -44 =62 (54.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B42 B48 B32 B97 B96
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B10
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
 Evans Gambit (8) 
    C51 C52
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C07 C00 C18 C03
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B96 B97 B94
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B90 B92 B20 B22 B94
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B92 B94 B93 B96
 Pirc (11) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D85 D76 D91 D94
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E10 A46 E00 A45
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E34 E24 E32 E54 E21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Molner vs F Scheckenbach, 2012 1-0
   Molner vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2007 1-0
   Molner vs V Krishnan, 2012 1-0
   Molner vs Lenderman, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   116th US Open (2015)
   40th World Open (2012)
   US Open (2021)
   39th World Open (2011)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   National Open (2012)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2011 Spice Cup (Group B) by gauer

   🏆 US Open
   A Lodh vs M Molner (Aug-07-21) 0-1
   M Molner vs Vishnu Vanapalli (Aug-06-21) 1/2-1/2
   M Molner vs Peter Thau (Aug-03-21) 1-0
   James Christopher Dill vs M Molner (Aug-01-21) 0-1
   Z Izoria vs M Molner (Feb-03-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Aug-01-1988, 34 years old) United States of America

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Grandmaster Mackenzie Molner is known to his friends and students as just Mac and was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. He learned to play chess at the age of seven when he caught the chess bug while at summer camp. When the games continued at home, his parents realized they needed to find Mac some new competition or they would never be allowed to leave the chess board.

Classes and tournaments eventually followed. His talent attracted the attention of Michael Khodarkovsky, an internationally renowned chess coach and his expertise helped Mac break evolve into the fierce competitor he became. Backed by his new coach, he continued to achieve individual and team success throughout his scholastic career. Mac won the K-3 state championship in third grade, a national team championship in 8th grade, first place in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, and many other strong finishes at the state and national level.

Mac was a full-time student at New York University, but academic studies did not slow down his chess career. He was invited to play in the World Junior Championship held in Yerevan, Armenia in 2007. Quickly becoming known for his daring, tactical games, he earned the title of International Master while still in college. He continued to play professionally and moved to Arizona. For several years he headed after-school programs and privately coached a wide range of players. Mac continued to see personal success in his own career, achieving the grandmaster title.

Mackenzie runs the website which is a chess coaching organization designed to help bring chess to people of all skill levels.

Wikipedia article: Mackenzie Molner

Last updated: 2022-03-14 03:27:50

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 191  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Molner vs M Rohde  1-0652005Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. M Molner vs Yudasin 0-1342005Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
3. Ganguly vs M Molner  1-039200634th World OpenB07 Pirc
4. M Molner vs T Roussel-Roozmon  ½-½23200634th World OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
5. K F Kiewra vs M Molner  ½-½25200634th World OpenB07 Pirc
6. D Ludwig vs M Molner  ½-½162006USA-ch U18B07 Pirc
7. J Banawa vs M Molner  0-1382006USA-ch U18A38 English, Symmetrical
8. O Zaikov vs M Molner  1-0542006US Chess LeagueA00 Uncommon Opening
9. M Molner vs T Mirabile  1-0342007Foxwoods OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. F Alvarez vs M Molner  ½-½262007Foxwoods OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. C Onyekwere vs M Molner  0-1382007World OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
12. M Molner vs F Corrales Jimenez 1-0312007World Junior ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. E Romanov vs M Molner  1-0202007World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
14. M Molner vs K Bulski  1-0352007World Junior ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. T Banusz vs M Molner  ½-½802007World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
16. M Molner vs J Ashwin  0-1432007World Junior ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Y Vovk vs M Molner  1-0322007World Junior ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
18. M Molner vs F Pancevski 0-1152007World Junior ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
19. G Kjartansson vs M Molner  ½-½692007World Junior ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. M Molner vs J Priborsky  ½-½112007World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
21. M Molner vs Stripunsky  0-1732008Foxwoods OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
22. L Belliard Alonzo vs M Molner  ½-½222008Foxwoods OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. A Ramirez Alvarez vs M Molner  ½-½442008New York InternationalA57 Benko Gambit
24. R Kaufman vs M Molner 0-1252008United States Chess LeagueA57 Benko Gambit
25. E Vovsha vs M Molner  1-0252008United States Chess LeagueB07 Pirc
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-05-09  meth0dSNK: lol youve got no future in chess, stop trying to act like ur some celebrity that youl never be
Nov-06-09  Plato: <meth0dSNK> apparently you've lost to this guy one too many times...
Jan-08-10  black.pr0jekt: this guy is a clown
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Jun-27-13  Shams: 15-year-old Molner picks up his third GM norm in New York. If that makes a clown, somebody get me a rubber nose and squirting flower. Congratulations, kid.


Incidentally I note that the troll below hasn't visited the site in almost four years, yet he still has a premium membership. Do such people really buy lifetime memberships? Odd.

Jun-27-13  Robed.Bishop: <Shams> Perhaps <black.pr0jekt> was referring to <meth0dSNK>, though I would agree with your interpretation. Also, note the similarity between the two names with the use of the zero in place of the O. In any event, neither user is posting these days. Perhaps that's for the best,
Jun-27-13  Shams: <Robed.Bishop> <Also, note the similarity between the two names with the use of the zero in place of the O.>

There's no faster way to identify yourself as a thirteen-year-old online than to type like that.

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  Annie K.: <Shams> I reckon you're right about the age bracket. My guess would be that they (or their parents) bought them one year of premium membership at the time - now just remember that we happen to be navigating through the two months wherein the ghosts of memberships past walk the site. ;)
Jun-27-13  Shams: <Annie.K> Ah, right. It's the ghost of trolls past!

<"Man of the worldly mind!" replied the Ghost, "do you believe in me or not?"

"I do," said Scrooge. "I must. But why do spirits walk the earth, and why do they come to me?"

"It is required of every man," the Ghost returned, "that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death. It is doomed to wander through the world -- oh, woe is me! -- and witness what it cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness!">

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  Annie K.: Quite. :)

BTW, Molner (born Aug-01-1988, as it sez above) would be almost 25 now... not exactly time to draw a pension just yet, but the 15-y/o mentioned in the article is FM Michael Bodek, not him.

Congrats on third GM norm anyways! ;)

Jun-28-13  Shams: <Annie> Oops, good catch.
Nov-21-13  Interbond: Molner is a GM not International Master.
Mar-27-14  ketchuplover: Best wishes in the US Championship Mr.Molner
May-07-14  BIDMONFA: Mackenzie Molner

MOLNER, Mackenzie

May-01-18  posoo: wat in EARTH is dis person UP to and why are they not MORE FAMUS?
May-01-18  John Abraham: Mackenzie is a boy's name?!

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