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Gary W Lane
Number of games in database: 403
Years covered: 1979 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2353 (2414 rapid, 2282 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2464

Overall record: +160 -139 =101 (52.6%)*
   * 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 (69) 
    B22 B42 B25 B47 B93
 French Defense (35) 
    C05 C07 C02 C03 C04
 French Tarrasch (29) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B17 B18 B14 B15
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C91 C86 C77 C78 C68
 Giuoco Piano (11) 
    C53 C50
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (52) 
    C78 C64 C68 C92 C91
 King's Indian (42) 
    E63 E94 E73 E84 E61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (17) 
    C92 C85 C91 C90 C84
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (11) 
    C68 C85 C69
 Dutch Defense (9) 
    A81 A96 A88 A89
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 D00 D02
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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
   Miles vs G Lane, 2001 0-1
   G Lane vs C Wallis, 2016 1-0
   M Surtees vs G Lane, 2009 0-1
   S Buckley vs G Lane, 2002 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   Australian Championship 2005/06 (2005)
   British Championship (2009)
   Toulouse Open (1990)
   British Championship (1988)
   12th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1988)
   British Championship (2001)
   British Championship (2002)
   British Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1989)
   British Championship (1981)
   17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   British Championship (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

   🏆 Chessable British Championship
   O Pollack vs G Lane (Aug-21-22) 1/2-1/2
   G Lane vs N Birtwistle (Aug-20-22) 1/2-1/2
   N Davies vs G Lane (Aug-19-22) 1-0
   G Lane vs G Price (Aug-18-22) 1/2-1/2
   J Emms vs G Lane (Aug-17-22) 1-0

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(born Nov-04-1964, 58 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Australia)

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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 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 L Lane.

Wikipedia article: Gary Lane (chess player)

Last updated: 2022-05-19 10:52:05

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 419  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. B Denman vs G Lane  1-0441980British ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. G Lane vs M J Franklin  0-1381980British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
5. D King vs G Lane  1-0291980British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
6. G Lane vs E Davis  0-1271980British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
7. J Burnett vs G Lane  0-1371980British ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
8. G Lane vs P Adams  ½-½141980British ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. D Houston vs G Lane  0-1401980British ChampionshipC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
10. G Lane vs S Knott  0-1221980British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
11. M McCarthy vs G Lane  ½-½191980British ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
12. C W Baker vs G Lane  0-1311980British ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
13. G Lane vs I R Watson  0-1361980British ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
14. G Lane vs M Pein  0-1391981ARC Young MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Chandler vs G Lane  1-0231981ARC Young MastersA81 Dutch
16. D L Lee vs G Lane  0-1291981ARC Young MastersA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
17. G Lane vs C W Baker  ½-½311981ARC Young MastersB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. N Davies vs G Lane  1-0361981ARC Young MastersC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. G Lane vs N Dickenson  1-0221981ARC Young MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Botvinnik vs G Lane  ½-½221981Clock simul, 8bA04 Reti Opening
21. P Littlewood vs G Lane  1-0341981British ChampionshipA81 Dutch
22. G Lane vs J B Hall  1-0401981British ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. G Lane vs A P Law  0-1481981British ChampionshipC56 Two Knights
24. P J Romilly vs G Lane 1-0181981British ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. G Lane vs M Hebden  ½-½611981British ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
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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.
Apr-09-11  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.
Jun-11-22  Stefan Lukke: Anybody watching the Netflix film 'Interceptor' should look out for Gary in the White House scenes next to the president :)
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  fredthebear: How did Gary accomplish such a scene?

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