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Mark A Orfalea
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1981 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2215
Highest rating achieved in database: 2329
Overall record: +1 -3 =0 (25.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-01-1963, 58 years old) United States of America

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Mark Aref Orfalea

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Orfalea vs H D Wallach  1-0181981Palo AltoC51 Evans Gambit
2. M Orfalea vs N Carlin 0-1511982Memorial Day ClassicB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
3. Movsesian vs M Orfalea  1-0382002EU-ch blitzB01 Scandinavian
4. M Orfalea vs Movsesian  0-1362002EU-ch blitzB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
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Apr-22-18  wrap99: This is the cousin of Paul Orfalea who started Kinko's. Mark opened Freebirds, a burrito chain in Santa Barbara. He moved from 1400 to expert in maybe two years.
Apr-23-18  Granny O Doul: Interesting. He finished fourth of eight in the 1981 US Junior closed. Five of the players that year (including the winner, Jay Whitehead) were from California, two from New York, and one, Brown, I don't know from Adam.
Apr-23-18  wrap99: Was it Alan Brown?
Mar-10-22  JohnBoy: Mark was a truly nice kid. And had to bear enormous tragedy after his mentally ill sister killer both his parents when he was still a teen.
Mar-30-22  wrap99: I had never heard this story, JohnBoy -- I met his dad and mom once in 1977 when Mark was about 14.
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  perfidious: Impossible to imagine the horror of what the poor kid endured.

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