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Jordy Mont-Reynaud
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1993 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2249 (2253 rapid, 2209 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2259
Overall record: +6 -17 =6 (31.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-16-1983, 38 years old) United States of America

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Jordy Mont-Reynaud was born on August 16, 1983 at Stanford, California. He learned chess from his father at age 5. In 1990, he joined the Palo Alto Chess Club. In 1993, he took 2nd place in the World Under-10 Championship in Bratislava, won by Etienne Bacrot. In 1994, he became a master at the age of 10 years, 209 days. He later attended Stanford University, playing on the university chess team and graduating in 2004 with a degree in symbolic systems. He has since founded several Silicon Valley technology companies and continues to play tournament chess occasionally, maintaining a USCF master rating. Wikipedia article: Jordy Mont-Reynaud

Last updated: 2021-04-23 02:53:25

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ganguly vs J Mont-Reynaud  1-0561993Wch U10A04 Reti Opening
2. J Mont-Reynaud vs E Shaughnessy  0-1201993CaliforniaC26 Vienna
3. J Mont-Reynaud vs Bacrot  1-0441993Wch U10D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Mont-Reynaud vs E Schiller  0-1321994Local TournamentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. H E Syrett vs J Mont-Reynaud  0-1301994LERA Class-chA15 English
6. D Flores vs J Mont-Reynaud  1-0361994Wch U12B32 Sicilian
7. J Mont-Reynaud vs M Herzog  ½-½511994Hawaii IntE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
8. W Shipman vs J Mont-Reynaud  ½-½421994Hawaii IntC42 Petrov Defense
9. E Schiller vs J Mont-Reynaud  ½-½331994Hawaii IntC49 Four Knights
10. T Dorsch vs J Mont-Reynaud  ½-½371994Hawaii IntA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
11. T Weideman vs J Mont-Reynaud  ½-½191994Hawaii IntD94 Grunfeld
12. L Busquets vs J Mont-Reynaud  1-0321994Hawaii IntB32 Sicilian
13. J Mont-Reynaud vs R Takata  0-1441994Hawaii IntB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. J Mont-Reynaud vs C Nakamura  ½-½181994Hawaii IntD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. J Mont-Reynaud vs L Au  1-0231994Hawaii IntE73 King's Indian
16. J Mont-Reynaud vs J Eade  1-0471994Hawaii IntC11 French
17. Aronian vs J Mont-Reynaud  1-0521994Wch U12D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
18. C Nakamura vs J Mont-Reynaud 1-02319952nd Hawaii InternationalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. Browne vs J Mont-Reynaud  1-0241996American opD85 Grunfeld
20. J Mont-Reynaud vs V Saulespurens 0-1381996American opA44 Old Benoni Defense
21. E Schiller vs J Mont-Reynaud 1-0401997Calchess ChampionshipA15 English
22. J Mont-Reynaud vs G Welling  0-139199899th US OpenA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
23. J Mont-Reynaud vs P Ross  0-1471999US Amateur Team EastD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
24. J Quirke vs J Mont-Reynaud  0-1231999US Amateur Team EastA07 King's Indian Attack
25. D Koenig vs J Mont-Reynaud  1-0391999US Amateur Team EastA07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-20-04  nikolaas: The youngest IM ever. He was 10 years and 7 months when he got his title in 1994.
Apr-02-05  Eopithecus: The he disappeared off the planet a few years later.
Apr-02-05  Saint: That's not true :) Meet him a few years ago in Palo Alto. Nice guy.
Jun-30-07  LIFE Master AJ:
Jun-30-07  Strongest Force: He wasn't a IM, just a national USCF master. I introduced him and his coach, Sanchez, to young Josh Waitzkin- online. Later, they came from Cal. to visit Josh.
Jun-30-07  LIFE Master AJ: I was supposed to play in a tournament in 1999 or 2000 out west. (My flight was delayed, and I didn't make it on time.)

However, I saw him play, and he was very young, and probably playing close to the 2400 level. MOST impressive!!

Everyone said, "There is a future World Champion." Sadly ... today ... I don't think he even plays chess.

Jun-30-07  Strongest Force: A few years ago i asked Sanchez how his former student was doing (i asked online) and he said Jordy was making lots of money at one of the big software companies after graduating Stanford.
Jun-30-07  LIFE Master AJ: <Strongest Force> Good for him!

Does he ever even think about chess nowadays?

Jun-30-07  Strongest Force: Like so many masters, i believe that Jordy (like his teacher) plays a couple times a month at the ICC but i'm not sure.
Jun-30-07  Strongest Force: What i meant to say in last message: like so many refugee masters from active chess.
Jul-01-07  LIFE Master AJ: np

I got the general idea.

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  FSR: He became a master in 1994 at the then-record age of 10 years, 209 days. (This record was later broken by Vinay Bhat and Hikaru Nakamura, both now grandmasters). In 1999 he peaked at 2383. By 2004, he was down to 2270, and quit.
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  GrahamClayton: Biography and extensive games collection can be found at:
Dec-04-10  MaxxLange: Ha! I probably served him a sandwich, in Palo Alto

I was working at the Stanford University coffee shop, in 1989, and they had a Bay Area chess club thing there, one night a week. Very strong club play, players like GM Walter Browne might show up.... I bet his parents took him there.

Apr-23-21  Caissanist: Mont-Reynaud's latest Silicon Valley startup is a company called Perceptual, which he characterizes as being in the business of "wearables for the #BLM generation" and "corrective lenses for white privilege": .
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  perfidious: <'(C)orrective lenses for white privilege'>

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