June International Master Trek Showdown Player Bios

Posted: March 27th, 2012 by Daniel Rensch

The June International Master Trek Showdown is sponsored by the Chess Emporium, Steven Kamp and the Unity Chess Club. The event will be hosted at the Chess Emporium in Tempe Arizona.

 PAIRINGS:

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5
1 IM SHAHIN MOHANDESI W 2 B 4 W 3 B 5 W 6
2616 14812351
2 IM DANIEL M RENSCH B 1 W 6 B 4 W 3 W 5
2478 12659833
3 IM MACKENZIE MOLNER W 6 W 5 B 1 B 2 W 4
2510 12662506
4 NM DIPRO CHAKRABORTY B 5 W 1 W 2 B 6 B 3
2288 12922625
5 FM PEDRAM ATOUFI W 4 B 3 B 6 W 1 B 2
2310 12882025
6 FM JOAN OLIVERA MEDRANO B 3 B 2 W 5 W 4 B 1
2399 14765822

 

 1) International Master Shahin Mohandesi — USCF Rating  2618. IM Mohandesi recently took first place at the Tucson Open in January and at the ACE Chess Arizona State Championship in February. He is also working alongside IM Banawa and FM Atoufi for the Unity Chess Club. He was a team member of Belgium in the 1992 championship tournament of Europe. His full biography can be found here.

International Master Shahin Mohandesi

International Master Shahin Mohandesi

 

2) International Master Mackenzie Molner — USCF Rating  2530. Though new to the top ranks of the “Arizona Chess Scene”, Mackenzie Molner has been ranked amongst the top juniors in the United States for more than ten years. Originally, from New Jersey, “Mac” recently graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Romance Languages, with a specialty in Spanish (he also speaks German, French and Russian). Mac considers himself a Professional Chess Player/Coach.

International Master Mac Molner

International Master Mac Molner

 

3) International Master Daniel Rensch — USCF Rating  2479. Danny was born and raised in Arizona and is currently the only ever “Arizona born” International Master. Danny is the President of American Chess Events LLC, and the Director of Content and Professional Relations for Chess.com and ChessKid.com.

International Master Daniel Rensch

International Master Daniel Rensch

 

4) FIDE Master Joan Olivera– USCF Rating  2399. FM Joan Olivera is one of the lead instructors for the Chess Emporium and their scholastic enrichment programs. He is originally from Cuba, and is one of the highest rated players in the state of Arizona.

FIDE Master Joan Oliver

FIDE Master Joan Olivera

 

5) FIDE Master Pedram Atoufi– USCF Rating  2299. FM Atoufi is the founder of the Unity Chess Club. He is also won the 2005 World Open (U2300 Section) in 2005. A full bio and history of FM Atoufi can be found here.

FIDE Master Pedram Atoufi

FIDE Master Pedram Atoufi

 

6) National Master Dipro Chakraborty – USCF Rating  2288. National Master Dipro Chakraborty is one of the top young players in the state of Arizona, and recently won the High School State Championship, earning the right to represent Arizona at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in August at the U.S. Open. Dipro has been a regular competitor at the Master Trek tournaments for many years.

NM Dipro Chakraborty

NM Dipro Chakraborty