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Mark Orr
Number of games in database: 117
Years covered: 1976 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2097 (2122 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2315
Overall record: +28 -54 =35 (38.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Most played openings
A45 Queen's Pawn Game (9 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (4 games)
A46 Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)
E11 Bogo-Indian Defense (4 games)
D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (4 games)
C05 French, Tarrasch (3 games)
E08 Catalan, Closed (3 games)
C11 French (3 games)
D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense (3 games)
D56 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 117  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Orr vs Speelman  0-1281976EU-ch U20 qualB57 Sicilian
2. A Santos vs M Orr  1-0541976EU-ch U20 fin-CD97 Grunfeld, Russian
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 Hebden  0-1551988BCF-chA48 King's Indian
10. Portisch vs M Orr 1-0481988Chess OlympiadD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. M Orr vs Igor Ivanov  1-0271988Chess OlympiadD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
12. Winants vs M Orr  1-0381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
13. M Orr vs N Davies  ½-½411989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
14. A Fernandes vs M Orr 1-0241989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC01 French, Exchange
15. Gheorghiu vs M Orr  ½-½401989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. H Mossong vs M Orr  0-1381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. M Orr vs A Fauland  ½-½191989EUR-chT (Men) 9thE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. M Orr vs D Michael  1-0251989EUR-chT (Men) 9thD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
19. T Yilmaz vs M Orr  ½-½131989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. M Orr vs C McNab  ½-½451989EUR-chT (Men) 9thE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
21. M Orr vs C Barus  0-1521990Novi Sad ol (Men)D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
22. S Goundar vs M Orr  0-1231990Novi Sad ol (Men)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. M Orr vs Esmenares Hugues  1-0421990Novi Sad ol (Men)D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
24. M Orr vs P Cramling  1-0341990Novi Sad ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. M Orr vs K Harandi  0-1551990Chess OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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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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