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Allan J Pleasants
Number of games in database: 93
Years covered: 1999 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2001 (2092 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2144
Overall record: +17 -46 =30 (34.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   H Vedder vs A Pleasants (Nov-11-19) 1-0
   F Berend vs A Pleasants (Oct-17-18) 1-0
   B Thorfinnsson vs A Pleasants (Oct-16-18) 1-0
   A Pleasants vs Constantin Vogel (Oct-15-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Papadopoulos vs A Pleasants (Oct-14-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-11-1960, 60 years old) United Kingdom

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Welsh Champion in 2017.

Last updated: 2017-12-28 05:34:05

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 93  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Pleasants vs J Gilbert  1-0411999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. P A Williams vs A Pleasants  ½-½482010British ChampionshipA50 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A Pleasants vs R Maciol 1-0332010British ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
4. A Summerscale vs A Pleasants  1-0592010British ChampionshipA16 English
5. A Pleasants vs J R Adair 0-1222010British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. B C Addison vs A Pleasants  1-0622010British ChampionshipA50 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Pleasants vs A Mayhew  0-1402010British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
8. S Dines vs A Pleasants  ½-½592010British ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
9. A Pleasants vs C Fegan  1-0572010British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
10. B Clarke vs A Pleasants  1-0212010British ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
11. A Pleasants vs M Simons  ½-½92011British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
12. N Birtwistle vs A Pleasants  1-0482011British ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
13. A Pleasants vs J Arnott  ½-½182011British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
14. D Mason vs A Pleasants  ½-½242011British ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
15. A Pleasants vs A Khandelwal  0-1392011British ChampionshipA80 Dutch
16. S N Longson vs A Pleasants  1-0292011British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
17. A Pleasants vs R Weaving  ½-½472011British ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. P Krzyzanowski vs A Pleasants  1-0412011British ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S Mellor vs A Pleasants  0-1472011British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
20. A Pleasants vs R Magee  0-1442011British ChampionshipA13 English
21. M Marin vs A Pleasants  1-0302011European Team ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Brunello vs A Pleasants  1-0352011European Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
23. A Pleasants vs D Shengelia  0-1392011European Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. J Gallagher vs A Pleasants  1-0422011European Team ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
25. M Mitchell vs A Pleasants  1-0312011European Team ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 93  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  FSR: <A PLUCKY Weymouth challenger defeated a chess grandmaster at a Dorchester tournament.

Allan Pleasants, a member of Weymouth Chess Club, beat Raymond Keene.

This is the second time Mr Pleasants has checkmated a grandmaster in a competition.

Mr Pleasants was one of 19 competitors who were competing at the same time against Mr Keene.>

Aug-27-12  Tired Tim: Plucky!? For goodness sake, in newspaper-speak he'll be a "hero" next.
Aug-27-12  Shams: <Tired Tim> Hush, you. "Plucky" is a superb adjective.
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  FSR: The story is from a British newspaper. They speak English weirdly there.
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  FSR: I wonder if the plucky Pleasants actually "checkmated" Keene and the other GM. I doubt it.
Nov-16-12  MUG: Here is Pleasants win against Keene in full:

1. d4 d6 2. e4 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. d5 Nb8 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Be2 Nbd7 8. Nf3 e5 9. h3 O-O 10. g4 Nc5 11. Nd2 a5 12. Qc2 c6 13. g5 Ne8 14. h4 f5 15. f3 Rf7 16. b3 Nc7 17. a3 cxd5 18. cxd5 Rb8 19. a4 N7a6 20. Nb5 fxe4 21. fxe4 Qe7 22. O-O-O Bd7 23. Kb2 Rc8 24. Qb1 Nb4 25. Rc1 Rf4 26. Bxc5 dxc5 27. d6 Qf8 28. Bc4 Kh8 29. h5 Rf2 30. hxg6 Rxd2 31. Kc3? h6 32. Kxd2 Qf2 33. Be2 Bxb5 34. axb5 Rd8 35. Rcd1 Qd4 36. Ke1 Qc3 37. Kf2 Rf8 38. Kg2 Qe3 39. Rhf1 Qxe2 40. Kg1 Qg4 41. Kh2 Qh4 42. Kg2 Qxg5 43. Kh2 Qh5 44. Kg1 Qxg6 45. Kh1 Qh5 46. Kg1 Qg4 47. Kh1 Qh3 48. Kg1 0-1

<FSR> Evidently, Keene resigned before he was actually 'mated'.

Pleasants recently won the Dorset (UK) congress, beating me in the first round.

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