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IM Roberto Molina

Roberto Molina
Photo: Roberto Molina/Instagram.
Full name
Roberto Junio Brito Molina
Jul 12, 1985 (age 38)‎
Place of birth
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.



Roberto Junio Brito Molina is a Brazilian international master. He learned how to play at age seven and started dedicating himself to the game after turning 12. He became a FIDE master at age 21 and earned his international master title at 25. Molina currently holds two grandmaster norms and is one of Brazil's top players (February 2021). He reached his peak FIDE rating of 2469 in 2019. 

Roberto Molina.
Molina playing right next to GM Viktor Korchnoi. Photo: Roberto Molina/Instagram.

Molina is a five-time Minas Gerais State champion and is also an up-and-coming streamer and content creator. His Twitch channel has more than 7,000 followers (as of February 2021) and has over 8,000 subscribers (as of February 2021) on his YouTube channel.

On March 10, 2021, Molina won the I'M Not A GM Speed Chess Championship after beating IM Levy Rozman 12.5-7.5 in the final.

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