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Leon Pliester
L Pliester 
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Number of games in database: 102
Years covered: 1976 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2365
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +23 -49 =30 (37.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B85 B32 B21 B29 B65
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E41 E43 E24 E52 E44
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B99 B91 B92 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B90 B67 B93 B22 B81
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12 E17
 Slav (5) 
    D17 D10 D11 D12
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B93
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Alekseev vs L Pliester, 2005 0-1
   L Pliester vs G Timmerman, 2001 1-0
   L Pliester vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1985 1-0
   L Pliester vs L'Ami, 2005 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-20-1954, died Oct-23-2012, 58 years old) Netherlands

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He was an International Master.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 102  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Pliester vs Euwe  0-1301976HollandC29 Vienna Gambit
2. L Pliester vs J Schollmann  1-0501977NLD (m/ )C44 King's Pawn Game
3. R C Balinas vs L Pliester  1-0311979Lloyds Bank OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. R Nokes vs L Pliester  0-1401981Ramsgate opC28 Vienna Game
5. L Pliester vs R Douven  0-1411981Biel MTO opE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. A Kuligowski vs L Pliester  1-0411982AmsterdamD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. L Pliester vs Timman  0-1191982Nederland ttA13 English
8. L Pliester vs M Trepp  1-0371982Politiken CupE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
9. G Timmerman vs L Pliester  ½-½241982AmsterdamC45 Scotch Game
10. Timman vs L Pliester  1-0411983RotterdamA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
11. L Pliester vs Van der Wiel  0-1251983Ostend OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. L Pliester vs R Hartoch  1-0621984Amsterdam (Netherlands)A07 King's Indian Attack
13. L Pliester vs Nunn  0-1311984LuganoA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Mads Reinert vs L Pliester  ½-½281985CopenhagenC55 Two Knights Defense
15. F Braga vs L Pliester  ½-½411985Politiken CupC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. L Pliester vs H Ree  ½-½441985OHRA-BA07 King's Indian Attack
17. Piket vs L Pliester  0-1761985OHRA-BD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. A Haik vs L Pliester  0-1371985OHRA-BD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
19. L Pliester vs D H Campora  0-1371985OHRA-BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
20. I Farago vs L Pliester  ½-½461985OHRA-BD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. L Pliester vs Zsuzsa Polgar 1-0411985OHRA-BC19 French, Winawer, Advance
22. L Pliester vs Z Klaric  1-0401985OHRA-BC60 Ruy Lopez
23. Kudrin vs L Pliester  1-0371985OHRA-BC55 Two Knights Defense
24. L Pliester vs J de Wit  0-1411985OHRA-BA07 King's Indian Attack
25. L Pliester vs A Bezemer  1-0141986Amsterdam OpenA02 Bird's Opening
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 102  PGN Download
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Jun-27-07  BIDMONFA: Leon Pliester


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  GrahamClayton: Looks like Ron Jeremy's brother!
Aug-11-12  Stonehenge: Yes, he's about the same size.
Oct-24-12  Gryz: IM Leon Pliester died yesterday, October 23rd 2012, at the age of 58. R.I.P.

News at the Dutch Chess Federation website.

Leon Pliester passed away this morning (23rd October) in Rotterdam. His friends notified us. Pliester suffered from a disease of the liver, which had affected his kidneys too. The IM from Amsterdam had a University degree in Psychology. He died at the age of 58 years.

During the last years Pliester played for BSG Bussum. He played his last game against Mart Nabuurs of De Stukkenjagers on September 15th 2012. The game reached a draw after 10 moves.

In 1990 he participated at the Dutch Championship in Hilversum. He ended shared 10th out of 11 players with 4 points. In 2005 he played in Group C at the Corus Tournament, and scored 5 out of 12 points. One of his victories there was against strong GM Jevgenji Aleksejev.

Oct-24-12  Gryz: A bit more information about Leon Pliester can be found here:
Oct-24-12  Stonehenge: RIP IM Pliester.
Nov-14-16  dehanne: He's mentioned a lot in books on the Dutch defense.
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