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Gary W Lane
Number of games in database: 223
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2385 (2414 rapid, 2392 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. 3 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 C05 C04 C10
 French Tarrasch (13) 
    C07 C03 C05 C04
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B12 B18 B15
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C86 C91 C67 C78 C85
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C91 C86 C85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C78 C64 C60 C80 C68
 King's Indian (21) 
    E73 E94 E63 E97 E91
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 D00 D02
 Slav (6) 
    D10 D12 D11 D16 D17
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    D25 D20 D21 D27
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C96 C84 C85 C90 C99
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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
   Spassky vs G Lane, 1979 0-1
   Miles vs G Lane, 2001 0-1
   M Surtees vs G Lane, 2009 0-1
   B Cafferty vs G Lane, 1981 1/2-1/2

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

   🏆 Oceania Zone 3.6 Zonal Championship
   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, 54 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 223  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs G Lane 0-1311979Simul, 30bC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. G Lane vs Nunn 1-0231980StroudB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. D King vs G Lane  1-0291980BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
4. Botvinnik vs G Lane  ½-½221981Clock simul, 8bA04 Reti Opening
5. P Littlewood vs G Lane  1-0341981BCF-chA81 Dutch
6. G Lane vs G Law  0-1481981BCF-chC56 Two Knights
7. P J Romilly vs G Lane 1-0181981BCF-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. R McMichael vs G Lane  0-1501981BCF-chC77 Ruy Lopez
9. I Thompson vs G Lane  0-1541981BCF-chA25 English
10. B Cafferty vs G Lane  ½-½591981BCF-chC52 Evans Gambit
11. G Lane vs R Nokes  ½-½331981BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. G Lane vs J Flesch 1-0101983RamsgateB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. K G Shirazi vs G Lane 1-0201983Los AngelesC42 Petrov Defense
14. G Lane vs D Kopec  0-15119837th Lloyds Bank opA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Kasparov vs G Lane  ½-½361984Clock simul, 10bE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. M J Freeman vs G Lane  ½-½291986West of England ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
17. A Delanoy vs G Lane  0-1301987Hastings-BC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
18. Hebden vs G Lane  1-020198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC30 King's Gambit Declined
19. Igor Ivanov vs G Lane  ½-½431987BCF-chC60 Ruy Lopez
20. G Lane vs B Jacobs  1-0361987London NWYMC55 Two Knights Defense
21. Adams vs G Lane  ½-½421987London NWYMC60 Ruy Lopez
22. Popovych vs G Lane 1-031198817th World OpenC30 King's Gambit Declined
23. Suba vs G Lane  0-145198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
24. G Lane vs D Norwood  0-1401988BCF-chB06 Robatsch
25. Chandler vs G Lane  1-0331988BCF-chC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
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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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