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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) 
    B99 B29 B28 B32 B85
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E43 E41 E24 E44 E52
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B99 B92 B91 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B90 B67 B93 B22 B81
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12 E17
 Slav (5) 
    D17 D12 D10 D11
 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  1-03119793rd Lloyds Bank Masters 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. L Pliester vs Timman  0-1191982Nederland ttA13 English
7. L Pliester vs M Trepp  1-0371982Politiken CupE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
8. A Kuligowski vs L Pliester  1-0411982AmsterdamD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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. Kudrin vs L Pliester  1-0371985OHRA-BC55 Two Knights Defense
17. L Pliester vs J de Wit  0-1411985OHRA-BA07 King's Indian Attack
18. L Pliester vs H Ree  ½-½441985OHRA-BA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Piket vs L Pliester  0-1761985OHRA-BD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. A Haik vs L Pliester  0-1371985OHRA-BD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. L Pliester vs D H Campora  0-1371985OHRA-BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
22. I Farago vs L Pliester  ½-½461985OHRA-BD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
23. L Pliester vs Zsuzsa Polgar 1-0411985OHRA-BC19 French, Winawer, Advance
24. L Pliester vs Z Klaric  1-0401985OHRA-BC60 Ruy Lopez
25. Marjanovic vs L Pliester  ½-½441986Amsterdam (Netherlands)C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
 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!
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  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:
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  Stonehenge: RIP IM Pliester.
Nov-14-16  dehanne: He's mentioned a lot in books on the Dutch defense.
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