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Benjamin Leussen
Number of games in database: 91
Years covered: 1900 to 1919

Overall record: +42 -25 =21 (59.7%)*
   * 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:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C84 C67 C79 C87 C88
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C84 C87 C88
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D31 D30 D06
 French Defense (4) 
    C14 C12 C10
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D61 D50
 Sicilian (4) 
    B73 B45 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B73 B30 B22 B32 B23
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C82 C79 C69 C61 C78
 Philidor's Defense (7) 
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B73 B72
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D51 D60 D54
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Leussen vs Duras, 1905 1-0
   B Leussen vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 1-0
   B Leussen vs G Oskam, 1905 1/2-1/2
   B Leussen vs Loman, 1905 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Scheveningen (1905)
   Barmen Meisterturnier B (1905)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Scheveningen 1905 by Phony Benoni

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(born Apr-30-1876, died Apr-19-1924, 47 years old) Netherlands

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Also known as: Veteranus.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Leussen vs W Gudehus  1-0341900MunichC28 Vienna Game
2. Olland vs B Leussen  0-1461901DCA Congress 29thC54 Giuoco Piano
3. B Leussen vs J W te Kolste  0-1271901DCA Congress 29thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. G V R Exner vs B Leussen  ½-½651901DCA Congress 29thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. B Leussen vs J Esser 1-0201901DCA Congress 29thC67 Ruy Lopez
6. A van Foreest vs B Leussen  ½-½481901DCA Congress 29thC50 Giuoco Piano
7. B Leussen vs J Esser 1-0151901UtrechtC26 Vienna
8. Olland vs B Leussen  1-0371901MatchC67 Ruy Lopez
9. B Leussen vs Olland  1-0221901MatchC30 King's Gambit Declined
10. B Leussen vs N Mannheimer  ½-½451901DCA Congress 29thC87 Ruy Lopez
11. Loman vs B Leussen  0-1331901DCA Congress 29thC78 Ruy Lopez
12. B Leussen vs W Meiners  1-0341901DCA Congress 29thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. B Leussen vs D Bleijkmans  1-0301901DCA Congress 29thC10 French
14. W John vs B Leussen  1-0291902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC41 Philidor Defense
15. A Edelheim vs B Leussen  1-0411902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. B Leussen vs E Dyckhoff  1-0221902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC67 Ruy Lopez
17. B Leussen vs B Gregory  1-0241902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC14 French, Classical
18. B Leussen vs V Tabunshchikov  1-0551902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC87 Ruy Lopez
19. G V R Exner vs B Leussen  1-0391902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC41 Philidor Defense
20. B Leussen vs A Neumann  ½-½641902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC67 Ruy Lopez
21. M Brody vs B Leussen  ½-½271902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
22. O Piotrowski vs B Leussen  0-1431902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC41 Philidor Defense
23. Olland vs B Leussen  1-0201902MatchC41 Philidor Defense
24. B Leussen vs B Kagan  1-0411902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
25. F Malthan vs B Leussen  0-1441902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AA02 Bird's Opening
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-29-04  Knight13: This guy is too good. Masterpiece. Attacker. Defender. It's like every strategy he plays is good.

I say he was a very good player.

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  Ron: This is the first time I have heard of this player. In the database, Leussen has wins against Duras, Nimzowitsch, Max Lange, and Reti, and a draw against Marshall. Does anyone know more about this player?
Oct-31-04  sneaky pete: <Ron> Go to
Oct-31-04  Knezh: If his record spanned over years circa 2000s, i'd assume its Benjamin Lau :)
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  Honza Cervenka: Leussen was quite strong player from Netherland, probably the best before Max Euwe or at least the most successful. For example, he played in Barmen 1905 and Scheveningen 1905.
Sep-21-05  Eastfrisian: Benjamin Leussen was born on April 30, 1876 in Kampen and died April 19, 1924 in Hertogenbosch. First he lived in Leiden and studied medicine, but later he became a teacher.

His best result was in Scheveningen 1905. Marshall won, but he finished as second ahead of Spielmann, Duras, Swiderski, Loman, Leonhardt, Reggio, te Kolsté, Shories, Bleykmans, Oskam, Esser and Trimborn.

He later lost his interest in chess and retired.

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  GrahamClayton: Leussen finished third behind Leonhardt and Duras at the Hilversum tournament in 1903.
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  Phony Benoni: Photograph:

Plus a detailed article, if your Dutch is up to snuff.

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  TheFocus: Didn't Nabakov write about this guy's defense?
Jul-16-18  ughaibu: <He later lost his interest in chess and retired.>

Any further details about this? He must've been pretty young, still, at the time of this retirement.

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