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Gary W Lane
Number of games in database: 222
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2404 (2414 rapid, 2381 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2464

Overall record: +87 -71 =62 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B47 B42 B93 B40 B30
 French Defense (14) 
    C07 C03 C04 C05 C08
 French Tarrasch (13) 
    C07 C03 C04 C05 C08
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B17 B12 B19 B14 B18
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C86 C91 C67 C85 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C86 C91 C85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C78 C64 C80 C60 C68
 King's Indian (21) 
    E94 E73 E97 E63 E81
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 D00 D02
 Slav (6) 
    D10 D12 D17 D11 D16
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    D25 D20 D27 D21
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C96 C85 C84 C99 C90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Lane vs J Flesch, 1983 1-0
   G Lane vs M Wojnar, 2006 1-0
   G Lane vs Short, 2004 1-0
   B Cafferty vs G Lane, 1981 1/2-1/2
   Spassky vs G Lane, 1979 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   British Championship (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   100th British Championship (2013)

   G Lane vs D Gong (Jan-20-17) 1/2-1/2
   J Hu vs G Lane (Jan-19-17) 0-1
   G Lane vs J James (Jan-18-17) 1-0
   Luis Chan vs G Lane (Jan-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   Eliot W Soo-Burrowes vs G Lane (Jan-17-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-04-1964, 52 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Australia)

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Gary William Lane was awarded the FM title in 1984, became an International Master in 1987, and won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in 1988. He once coached Michael Adams in his early years. Lane moved to Australia in 2000, won the Australian Chess Championship in 2004, and represented Australia in the 2002, 2004 and 2006 chess Olympiads. He participated in the FIDE World Cup (2005), bowing out in round 2 to Baadur Jobava, after winning in a walkover in round one. In 2012 he won the George Trundle New Zealand Masters and the South Island Championship 2012.

Lane is a popular and respected chess author, having written over 20 chess books*. He is married to WIM Nancy Lane.

* Listed at Wikipedia article: Gary Lane.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 222  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs G Lane 0-131 1979 Simul, 30bC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. G Lane vs Nunn 1-023 1980 StroudB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. D King vs G Lane  1-029 1980 BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
4. B Cafferty vs G Lane  ½-½59 1981 MorecambeC52 Evans Gambit
5. G Lane vs G Law  0-148 1981 Morecambe (Great Britain)C56 Two Knights
6. G Lane vs R Nokes  ½-½33 1981 BCF-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. P Littlewood vs G Lane  1-034 1981 BCF-chA81 Dutch
8. P J Romilly vs G Lane 1-018 1981 BCF-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. R McMichael vs G Lane  0-150 1981 BCF-chC77 Ruy Lopez
10. I Thompson vs G Lane  0-154 1981 BCF-chA25 English
11. K Shirazi vs G Lane 1-020 1983 Los AngelesC42 Petrov Defense
12. G Lane vs J Flesch 1-010 1983 RamsgateB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. G Lane vs D Kopec  0-151 1983 7th Lloyds Bank opA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Kasparov vs G Lane  ½-½36 1984 London/New York simE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. M J Freeman vs G Lane  ½-½29 1986 West of England ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
16. A Delanoy vs G Lane  0-130 1987 Hastings-BC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. G Lane vs B Jacobs  1-036 1987 LondonC55 Two Knights Defense
18. Adams vs G Lane  ½-½42 1987 London NWYMC60 Ruy Lopez
19. Igor Ivanov vs G Lane  ½-½43 1987 BCF-chC60 Ruy Lopez
20. Hebden vs G Lane 1-020 1987 LondonC30 King's Gambit Declined
21. Popovych vs G Lane 1-031 1988 Philadelphia opC30 King's Gambit Declined
22. A Kosten vs G Lane 1-039 1988 Schueneck (Germany)C50 Giuoco Piano
23. G Lane vs L Brunner  ½-½29 1988 Schueneck (Germany)C55 Two Knights Defense
24. Suba vs G Lane  0-145 1988 London LloydsE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
25. Chandler vs G Lane  1-033 1988 Ch Great BritainC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-30-05  alicefujimori: Gary Lane actually wrote some nice chess books. "Winning with the Scotch" was one of them. Although that book was written in 1991-1992, a lot of the theory in there are still relevant today.
Dec-05-05  tintin: Yes, he has been knocked out, what a shame. But at least the SOCCEROOS are in the WORLD CUP, hooray! I love your message <Phoenix>, "Go Gary, go!", Classic! (or perhaps you haven't seen the ad and it wasn't supposed to be a joke?)
Mar-03-06  BelgianBeer: I have a couple of his recent puzzle books called Find the winning move and Find the Checkmate published by Batsford. They are rather good and worth reading.
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  YouRang: <BelgianBeer> I bought that 'Find the Winning Move' book too. I enjoyed it, but there were a number of errors in it.
Nov-04-06  BIDMONFA: Gary W Lane

LANE, Gary W.

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  twinlark: <Ilgiz Tashkhodzhaev>

That's not very nice, but it's hilarious.

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  whiteshark: Gary W Lane is in my ears and in my eyes. There beneath the blue suburban skies...Gary W Lane
Jun-23-08  jon01: I am currently reading his new book "Improve Your Chess In 7 Days".
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  GrahamClayton: <BelgianBeer>I have a couple of his recent puzzle books called Find the winning move and Find the Checkmate published by Batsford. They are rather good and worth reading.

<BelgianBeer>I also have those books as well. I am currently working my way through them.

I have actually met Gary. He married the daughter of Brian Jones, who runs the Australian Chess Enterprises shop, which is a 10 minute drive from where I live. I dropped in one day to have a look, and found him minding the store! We had a good chat for about 30 minutes on all sorts of topics. He is a very nice chap!

Oct-06-08  Open Defence: < BelgianBeer > here is to an Achel (Trappist) Blond
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  WannaBe: What is a Trappist (monk) doing with a blond?? =)
Oct-06-08  Open Defence: < WannaBe: What is a Trappist (monk) doing with a blond?? =) > celebrating <yeaster>
Aug-04-09  Dredge Rivers: Gary Lane is in my ears
and in my eyes! :)
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  Joshka: There, beneath the blue suburban skies....
Aug-06-09  Dredge Rivers: I sit and meanwhile back.
Nov-04-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Gary W Lane!!!
Mar-19-11  SvetlanaBabe: Brian Jones is a lying fiend, makes up stories about other chess players. Dishonest creep.
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  Benzol: <SvetlanaBabe> Is it this Brian Jones that you're talking about? If so why did post here at the Gary Lane page? Could you elaborate more about what you've said?
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  OhioChessFan: I think it was this Brian Jones:
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  HeMateMe: Rough photo. I think Brian looked better when they found him at the bottem of the swimming pool.
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  wordfunph: "The bad news is time flies when you study chess; the good news is that you're the pilot."

- IM Gary Lane (from his book Prepare to Attack)

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  twinlark: Happy birthday, Gary!
Jan-22-12  Dredge Rivers: Gary Lane is in my ears and in my eyes!
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  Nightsurfer: <Gary W Lane> has written an inspiring book, namely <"The Ultimate Closed Sicilian"> - you will find a review here: - , and <"the standard attack"> that has been the main theme of <"The Ultimate Closed Sicilian"> , that has been the leitmotiv of the encounter R Gralla vs J Groetzbach, 2009 , with the result that <"the standard attack"> has worked out some painful goofs by White player notwithstanding!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Gary Lane.
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