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Mark Orr
Number of games in database: 119
Years covered: 1976 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2097 (2122 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2315
Overall record: +28 -54 =37 (39.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Most played openings
A45 Queen's Pawn Game (9 games)
D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (4 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (4 games)
A46 Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)
E11 Bogo-Indian Defense (4 games)
E08 Catalan, Closed (3 games)
C11 French (3 games)
D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense (3 games)
C05 French, Tarrasch (3 games)
D30 Queen's Gambit Declined (2 games)

   🏆 Bunratty Masters
   M Orr vs M De Verdier (Feb-09-14) 1/2-1/2
   M Heidenfeld vs M Orr (Feb-09-14) 1-0
   M Orr vs Baburin (Feb-08-14) 0-1
   M Orr vs S Maroroa (Feb-08-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Gonzalez vs M Orr (Feb-08-14) 0-1

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(born Nov-09-1955, 63 years old) Ireland

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IM Mark John Legard Orr was born in Ulster (Northern Ireland). He was Irish champion in 1985 (=Eugene Curtin).

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Santos vs M Orr  1-0541976EU-ch U20 fin-CD97 Grunfeld, Russian
2. M Orr vs Speelman  0-1281976EU-ch U20 qualB57 Sicilian
3. M Orr vs D Kopec  ½-½391980SCO-chA57 Benko Gambit
4. D Kopec vs M Orr  1-0341981SCO-chB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
5. D Bryson vs M Orr  1-0571981SCO-chC44 King's Pawn Game
6. M Pein vs M Orr  0-1421984Lewisham opD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
7. M Orr vs Chandler 0-1441985Commonwealth-ch 3rdA33 English, Symmetrical
8. M Orr vs S Knott ½-½241986GLC MastersD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
9. M Orr vs A Zapata  ½-½351988Thessaloniki ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
10. M Orr vs Hebden  0-1551988BCF-chA48 King's Indian
11. Portisch vs M Orr 1-0481988Chess OlympiadD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. M Orr vs Igor Ivanov  1-0271988Chess OlympiadD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
13. H Mossong vs M Orr  0-1381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. M Orr vs A Fauland  ½-½191989EUR-chT (Men) 9thE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. M Orr vs D Michael  1-0251989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
16. Winants vs M Orr  1-0381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
17. M Orr vs N Davies  ½-½411989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
18. A Fernandes vs M Orr 1-0241989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC01 French, Exchange
19. Gheorghiu vs M Orr  ½-½401989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. T Yilmaz vs M Orr  ½-½131989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. M Orr vs C McNab  ½-½451989EUR-chT (Men) 9thE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
22. M Orr vs C Barus  0-1521990Novi Sad ol (Men)D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
23. S Goundar vs M Orr  0-1231990Novi Sad ol (Men)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. M Orr vs Esmenares Hugues  1-0421990Novi Sad ol (Men)D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. M Orr vs P Cramling  1-0341990Novi Sad ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-11-03  Ribeiro: Besides having been Irish Champion, Mark Orr has authored important works on Neural Networks.
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  Benzol: Mark JL Orr perhaps?
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  Benzol: LOL. My player biography was deleted with the other file! :)
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  Benzol: Now that he's down to one file this should be it.
Premium Chessgames Member Sorry about that Benzol, we'll try to find a way to avoid that in the future.
Nov-09-06  BIDMONFA: Mark Orr

ORR, Mark J. L.

Sep-13-09  IanDavis: Mark Orr was the first Irish Player to achieve the International Master title
Sep-13-09  sneaky pete: He was also the first Orrish Player to do so.
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  whiteshark: He is just an Orriginal.
Jun-11-10  Cibator: That's enough Orrful puns - we should refrain from them from now on as a Mark O'rrespect.
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  HeMateMe: Great chess, bad knees. Only for us combo chess/sports fans...
Jun-11-10  talisman: <HeMateMe> i like that...1 question...did bobby sign a contract for his last year which he could not fulfill because of his bad knees?...was it w/ the black hawks?
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  HeMateMe: Dunno the history. But, he was a great player robbed of a longer career because of knee problems, and inadequate medical care.
Jan-01-12  acmilan03c1: Mark John Legard Orr according to Wikipedia:
Jan-01-12  acmilan03c1: A search for "mark john legard orr" (with the inverted commas) returns 177 results, so this seems pretty well confirmed.
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