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Gary W Lane
Number of games in database: 320
Years covered: 1979 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2353 (2414 rapid, 2282 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2464

Overall record: +122 -106 =89 (52.5%)*
   * 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:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B22 B47 B93 B42 B25
 French Defense (27) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04 C02
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B17 B12 B18 B15 B14
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C91 C86 C78 C85 C65
 Two Knights (9) 
    C55 C56
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C78 C69 C92 C77 C64
 King's Indian (32) 
    E94 E63 E73 E97 E84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C92 C85 C90 C84 C91
 Slav (8) 
    D11 D16 D10 D12 D17
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (8) 
    C68 C69 C85
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 D02 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Lane vs J Flesch, 1983 1-0
   G Lane vs M Wojnar, 2006 1-0
   Spassky vs G Lane, 1979 0-1
   G Lane vs Short, 2004 1-0
   G Lane vs N Garcia Vicente, 1989 1-0
   B Cafferty vs G Lane, 1981 1/2-1/2
   M Surtees vs G Lane, 2009 0-1
   Miles vs G Lane, 2001 0-1
   G Lane vs C Wallis, 2016 1-0
   S Buckley vs G Lane, 2002 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2009)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   British Championship (2001)
   BCF-ch (1999)
   British Championship (2019)
   BCF-ch (1988)
   BCF-ch (1981)
   BCF-ch (1983)
   BCF-ch (1984)
   BCF-ch (1985)
   BCF-ch (1987)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   British Championship (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

   🏆 British Championship
   G Lane vs V Stoyanov (Aug-04-19) 1/2-1/2
   C Storey vs G Lane (Aug-03-19) 1-0
   G Lane vs R Haria (Aug-02-19) 0-1
   G Lane vs A P Smith (Aug-01-19) 1-0
   Federico Rocco vs G Lane (Jul-31-19) 0-1

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(born Nov-04-1964, 57 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Australia)

[what is this?]
Gary William Lane was awarded the FM title in 1984, became an International Master in 1987, and won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in 1988. He once coached Michael Adams in his early years. Lane moved to Australia in 2000, won the Australian Chess Championship in 2004, and represented Australia in the 2002, 2004 and 2006 chess Olympiads. He participated in the FIDE World Cup (2005), bowing out in round 2 to Baadur Jobava, after winning in a walkover in round one. In 2012 he won the George Trundle New Zealand Masters and the South Island Championship 2012.

Lane is a popular and respected chess author, having written over 20 chess books*. He is married to WIM Nancy Lane.

* Listed at Wikipedia article: Gary Lane.

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs G Lane 0-1311979Simul, 30bC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
2. G Lane vs Nunn 1-0231980StroudB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. D King vs G Lane  1-0291980BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
4. Botvinnik vs G Lane  ½-½221981Clock simul, 8bA04 Reti Opening
5. P Littlewood vs G Lane  1-0341981BCF-chA81 Dutch
6. G Lane vs John B Hall  1-0401981BCF-chB25 Sicilian, Closed
7. G Lane vs A P Law  0-1481981BCF-chC56 Two Knights
8. P J Romilly vs G Lane 1-0181981BCF-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. G Lane vs Hebden  ½-½611981BCF-chC55 Two Knights Defense
10. R J McMichael vs G Lane  0-1501981BCF-chC77 Ruy Lopez
11. I Thompson vs G Lane  0-1541981BCF-chA25 English
12. G Lane vs F Pushkedra  0-1381981BCF-chB25 Sicilian, Closed
13. B Cafferty vs G Lane  ½-½591981BCF-chC52 Evans Gambit
14. G Lane vs R Nokes  ½-½331981BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. G Lane vs D Ellison  1-0341981BCF-chC02 French, Advance
16. D King vs G Lane  ½-½421982BCF-chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. G Lane vs S Taulbut  0-1331982BCF-chC02 French, Advance
18. S W Small vs G Lane  1-0271982BCF-chA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
19. G Lane vs W F Buchanan  0-1361982BCF-chC02 French, Advance
20. G Kenworthy vs G Lane  ½-½211982BCF-chC21 Center Game
21. G Lane vs Keith A Dawson  1-0771982BCF-chA07 King's Indian Attack
22. F Parr vs G Lane  0-1491982BCF-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. G Lane vs P Thipsay  0-1441982BCF-chA07 King's Indian Attack
24. David G Hackett vs G Lane  ½-½531982BCF-chC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
25. T Parkes vs G Lane  ½-½271982BCF-chA80 Dutch
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 324  PGN Download
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Nov-30-05  alicefujimori: Gary Lane actually wrote some nice chess books. "Winning with the Scotch" was one of them. Although that book was written in 1991-1992, a lot of the theory in there are still relevant today.
Dec-05-05  tintin: Yes, he has been knocked out, what a shame. But at least the SOCCEROOS are in the WORLD CUP, hooray! I love your message <Phoenix>, "Go Gary, go!", Classic! (or perhaps you haven't seen the ad and it wasn't supposed to be a joke?)
Mar-03-06  BelgianBeer: I have a couple of his recent puzzle books called Find the winning move and Find the Checkmate published by Batsford. They are rather good and worth reading.
Mar-03-06  YouRang: <BelgianBeer> I bought that 'Find the Winning Move' book too. I enjoyed it, but there were a number of errors in it.
Nov-04-06  BIDMONFA: Gary W Lane

LANE, Gary W.

Jan-05-07  twinlark: <Ilgiz Tashkhodzhaev>

That's not very nice, but it's hilarious.

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  whiteshark: Gary W Lane is in my ears and in my eyes. There beneath the blue suburban skies...Gary W Lane
Jun-23-08  jon01: I am currently reading his new book "Improve Your Chess In 7 Days".
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  GrahamClayton: <BelgianBeer>I have a couple of his recent puzzle books called Find the winning move and Find the Checkmate published by Batsford. They are rather good and worth reading.

<BelgianBeer>I also have those books as well. I am currently working my way through them.

I have actually met Gary. He married the daughter of Brian Jones, who runs the Australian Chess Enterprises shop, which is a 10 minute drive from where I live. I dropped in one day to have a look, and found him minding the store! We had a good chat for about 30 minutes on all sorts of topics. He is a very nice chap!

Oct-06-08  Open Defence: < BelgianBeer > here is to an Achel (Trappist) Blond
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  WannaBe: What is a Trappist (monk) doing with a blond?? =)
Oct-06-08  Open Defence: < WannaBe: What is a Trappist (monk) doing with a blond?? =) > celebrating <yeaster>
Aug-04-09  Dredge Rivers: Gary Lane is in my ears
and in my eyes! :)
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  Joshka: There, beneath the blue suburban skies....
Aug-06-09  Dredge Rivers: I sit and meanwhile back.
Nov-04-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Gary W Lane!!!
Mar-19-11  SvetlanaBabe: Brian Jones is a lying fiend, makes up stories about other chess players. Dishonest creep.
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  Benzol: <SvetlanaBabe> Is it this Brian Jones that you're talking about? If so why did post here at the Gary Lane page? Could you elaborate more about what you've said?
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  OhioChessFan: I think it was this Brian Jones:
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  HeMateMe: Rough photo. I think Brian looked better when they found him at the bottem of the swimming pool.
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  wordfunph: "The bad news is time flies when you study chess; the good news is that you're the pilot."

- IM Gary Lane (from his book Prepare to Attack)

Nov-04-11  twinlark: Happy birthday, Gary!
Jan-22-12  Dredge Rivers: Gary Lane is in my ears and in my eyes!
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  Nightsurfer: <Gary W Lane> has written an inspiring book, namely <"The Ultimate Closed Sicilian"> - you will find a review here: - , and <"the standard attack"> that has been the main theme of <"The Ultimate Closed Sicilian"> , that has been the leitmotiv of the encounter R Gralla vs J Groetzbach, 2009 , with the result that <"the standard attack"> has worked out some painful goofs by White player notwithstanding!
Nov-04-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Gary Lane.
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