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MonRoi, Inc. is a Montreal-based company that created a system to allow the recording of chess games in an electronic format. The system also allows for games to be broadcast via MonRoi's World Databank of Chess in realtime, as the games are being played.

MonRoi is one of three electronic scorekeeping devices that are approved for use during USCF rated games.[1] The other two are the DGT Electronic Chessboard and the eNotate computer program running on a Windows Mobile PDA.

The MonRoi system uses the Personal Chess Manager (PCM) to input moves on an electronic screen, similar to PDA's, rather than using the paper score sheet to record moves. The PCM stores the games for future retrieval or for downloading to a computer via a memory card. The system also allows for the Professional Tournament Manager (PTM) to be connected to a computer, allowing chess arbiters and organizers to monitor all the devices, collect the games for publication and to broadcast hundreds of games simultaneously on the Internet.

The MonRoi system has been approved for use by FIDE[citation needed], the European Chess Union[citation needed] and the United States Chess Federation.[1]

The MonRoi system was invented and patented by Brana Malobabic-Giancristofaro, an electrical engineer whose credentials include developing new technologies at Nortel Networks.

MonRoi, Inc. launched the first MonRoi International Women's Grand Prix, recognizing women in chess. The company collaborated with the European Chess Union, the Continental Chess Association, the Quebec Chess Federation, the Chess'n Math Association, the Susan Polgar Foundation and the Association of Chess Professionals. The Grand-Prix Finale was an eight-player round robin format tournament held in Montreal in July 2007. The host countries for the qualification events included Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Liechtenstein, and the USA.


  1. ^ a b "Guidelines for certification of an electronic scoresheet" (PDF). United States Chess Federation. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 

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