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Richard Lean
Number of games in database: 26
Years covered: 1908 to 1929
Overall record: +10 -16 =0 (38.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1867, died 1937, 70 years old) United Kingdom

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Last updated: 2018-12-05 08:15:38

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 26  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Lean vs F Lee  0-1431908BCF-ch 5thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. J H Blake vs R Lean  1-0321908BCF-ch 5thC26 Vienna
3. R Lean vs W C Palmer  1-0681908BCF-ch 5thB30 Sicilian
4. Gunsberg vs R Lean 1-0481908BCF-ch 5thC48 Four Knights
5. R Lean vs H Atkins  0-1371908BCF-ch 5thC45 Scotch Game
6. Blackburne vs R Lean  1-0441908BCF-ch 5thA13 English
7. R Lean vs A J Mackenzie  0-1481908BCF-ch 5thC45 Scotch Game
8. H Shoosmith vs R Lean  1-0451908BCF-ch 5thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. R Lean vs E G Sergeant 1-0301908BCF-ch 5thB20 Sicilian
10. R Lean vs R P Michell  1-0761908BCF-ch 5thC45 Scotch Game
11. W Ward vs R Lean  1-0201908BCF-ch 5thA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
12. Blackburne vs R Lean 1-0331914BCF-ch 11thC24 Bishop's Opening
13. A Louis vs R Lean  1-0311914BCF-ch 11thC44 King's Pawn Game
14. R Lean vs J Schumer  0-1251914BCF-ch 11thC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. Gunsberg vs R Lean 0-1301914BCF-ch 11thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. R Lean vs George Wilkes  1-0511914BCF-ch 11thC14 French, Classical
17. Yates vs R Lean  1-0261914BCF-ch 11thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. R Lean vs R Scott  1-0471914BCF-ch 11thC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
19. W Viner vs R Lean  1-0321914BCF-ch 11thC58 Two Knights
20. R Lean vs W H J Sparkes  0-1371914BCF-ch 11thC45 Scotch Game
21. R Gaudin vs R Lean 0-1421920BromleyC45 Scotch Game
22. R Lean vs F Apsenieks 1-0361925Bromley prel-BA06 Reti Opening
23. C Mansfield vs R Lean  1-0281926WECU (Minor) Open 3rdB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
24. Koltanowski vs R Lean 1-0181927Hastings 1927/28 Major AD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. NN vs R Lean 0-1161929Casual gameC40 King's Knight Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-07-14  thegoldenband: Could someone upload R.E. Lean's games with the Colorado Defense from 1911 and 1914? I don't have a venue or opponent for the first one, but the second was against Yates at the British Championships.
Jul-07-14  thegoldenband: I've just found the opening moves to both games online, though not the full game scores. First, the 1914 game against Yates:

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 f5 3. e5 d6 4. exd6 cxd6
5. d4 e5 6. dxe5 Nxe5 (eventual 1-0)

And now the 1911 game, which turns out to be from the 1911 British Championships against Parry:

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 f5 3. e5 d6 4. Bb5 dxe5 5. Nxe5 Qd5 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. Nf3 e5 8. 0-0 e4 (0-1, 38)

Both of these partial scores were posted by Paul J. Szeligowski on Brian Wall's mailing list:

Dec-05-18  Sally Simpson: ***

I've been reading Bruce Hayden's 'Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings' Richard lean (1867-1937) has his own wonderful chapter as the man who saved Muzio Gambit. Quite a character.

"...he played chess on the principle that is better to give than receive."


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