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Hugh MacGrillen
H MacGrillen 
Hugh MacGrillen (right) plays Ray Farina, 1962.
Photo courtesy of The Irish Chess Union.
Number of games in database: 79
Years covered: 1965 to 1974

Overall record: +20 -28 =31 (44.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (10) 
    E92 E75 E98 E73 E99
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A56 A73 A70 A58
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A21 A27
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E45 E56 E42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B89 B52 B82 B83 B47
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E41 E28 E50 E32
 King's Indian (4) 
    E92 E88 E62
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C96 C91 C95 C78
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H MacGrillen vs E Formanek, 1973 1/2-1/2
   H MacGrillen vs C Silva Sanchez, 1974 1-0

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(born 1945, died Jan-10-2004, 58 years old) Ireland

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Hugh MacGrillen learned to play chess when he was 10 years old. He was Irish champion in 1973. He played in two Olympiads: Skopje 1972 and Nice 1974.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 79  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H MacGrillen vs D A MacDaeid 0-1271965IRL-chA93 Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation
2. H MacGrillen vs S Kagan  ½-½401966Orebro Stud olm prelim4E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
3. H MacGrillen vs P Hohler  ½-½331966Orebro Stud olm prelim4E12 Queen's Indian
4. P N Lee vs H MacGrillen 1-0331966Orebro Stud olm prelim4C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. H MacGrillen vs P Hohler  0-1361966Orebro Stud olm fBC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
6. J R R Cordoba vs H MacGrillen  ½-½181966Orebro Stud olm fBD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
7. H MacGrillen vs D Rivera  1-0431966Orebro Stud olm fBA21 English
8. S Bouaziz vs H MacGrillen  1-0411966Orebro Stud olm fBE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. H MacGrillen vs P Jamieson  0-1571966Orebro Stud olm fBA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
10. R Verstraeten vs H MacGrillen  ½-½161966Orebro Stud olm fBB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. H MacGrillen vs K Krantz  0-1251966Orebro Stud olm fBA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
12. T Bjornsson vs H MacGrillen  1-0401966Orebro Stud olm fBE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
13. H MacGrillen vs L Holmstrand  1-0401968WchT U26 15th qual-DD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. B Kristjansson vs H MacGrillen  ½-½231968WchT U26 15th qual-DC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. H MacGrillen vs Keene 0-1611968WchT U26 15th qual-DE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
16. M Moe vs H MacGrillen  ½-½211968WchT U26 15th qual-DC27 Vienna Game
17. E Eichhorn vs H MacGrillen  ½-½271968WchT U26 15th fin-BC78 Ruy Lopez
18. O Seuss vs H MacGrillen  0-1471968WchT U26 15th fin-BC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. H MacGrillen vs A Zwaig  ½-½441968WchT U26 15th fin-BA56 Benoni Defense
20. D Levy vs H MacGrillen 0-1491968WchT U26 15th fin-BC45 Scotch Game
21. H MacGrillen vs T Porrasmaa  ½-½161968WchT U26 15th fin-BE91 King's Indian
22. N Skalkotas vs H MacGrillen  0-1261968WchT U26 15th fin-BE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
23. F Saboya vs H MacGrillen  ½-½191968WchT U26 15th fin-BE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
24. H MacGrillen vs I Gat  ½-½341968WchT U26 15th fin-BE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
25. H MacGrillen vs A Whiteley  ½-½481968WchT U26 15th fin-BD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 79  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: After the 1974 Nice Olympiad, some commentator came up with the obvious pun: "MacGrillen gaves Schmidt a Grilling but could not quite win..."

Those 1974 games don't seem to be available here, which is a pity.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: It won't often be applicable, of course, but in cases where there are gaps in the database record for a Player of the Day it'd be nice if we could 'celebrate' the occasion by trying to fill the holes.

There are more MacGrillen games (I think) in TICA, The Irish Chess Archive, reachable via the same link as the biographical note above.

Premium Chessgames Member <it'd be nice if we could 'celebrate' the occasion by trying to fill the holes.> We do that sometimes. Today would be a great day for that; we'll see what we can dig up.
Premium Chessgames Member We just processed a few thousand Irish games from TICAbase including many by MacGrillen.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <chessgames> Thank you for that, and on St Patrick's day as well. Nice one -- you people are stars. I've played against an awful lot of those players and it's good to see them represented here. And TICAbase, developed and operated in the 1990s by IM Mark Orr, is a model resource of its type.

Players born in Ireland and included in TICA include Alexander McDonnell, James Mason and Hugh Alexander. Also featured are those born elsewhere who represented Ireland, such as Brian Reilly, Wolfgang Heidenfeld, Tim Harding and Alex Baburin.

Mar-17-07  refutor: TICABase is an unbelievably awesome resource
Mar-17-07  RookFile: Nice work chessgames!!
Mar-17-10  waustad: But a TICA is a female Costa Rican. Muy estrano.
Mar-17-10  BIDMONFA: Hugh MacGrillen


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