Leon David Piasetski
Number of games in database: 313
Years covered: 1969 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2218 (2219 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425
Overall record: +98 -131 =84 (44.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
L Piasetski vs Stijn Gieben, 2013 1-0
L Piasetski vs L Day, 1975 1-0
K Pytel vs L Piasetski, 1978 0-1
L Day vs L Piasetski, 1984 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Canadian Championship (1984)
Nice Olympiad Final-B (1974)
Canadian Championship (1972)
Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
Unive Open (2013)
16th Unive Open (2012)
Haifa Olympiad (1976)
Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
Reykjavik Open (2011)
Gibraltar Masters (2011)
Gibraltar Masters (2017)
Gibraltar Masters (2016)
Reykjavik Open (2017)
Gibraltar Masters (2012)
Reykjavik Open (2019)
🏆 Gibraltar Masters
M Percivaldi vs L Piasetski (Jan-23-20) 1-0
L Piasetski vs A Muzychuk (Jan-22-20) 0-1
L Piasetski vs Martirosyan (Jul-22-19) 0-1
L Piasetski vs B Thorfinnsson (Apr-14-19) 0-1
H S Gretarsson vs L Piasetski (Apr-13-19) 1-0
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|LEON DAVID PIASETSKI
(born Dec-24-1951, 71 years old) Canada
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An IM (1975), he has represented Canada as high as board 4 and captain at 5 Olympiads (1974-8, 1988 and 1992), accumulating 27.5 points in 45 team games. In 1970, he won the Quebec Carnival(5) tournament's top section in February (scoring 4.5/5) and became Canadian Junior Champion, finishing with a score of 8/9 by January, 1971. He later qualified to play at Athens in June 1971, capturing 5th in the B group at the World Junior championship(5) finals. He, Jacques Labelle and Jules Therien all scored 5/5 in the February 1971 Quebec Carnival tournament in a field of 102 players.
He finished with 7.5/11 (tied for share of 4th-11th overall) while representing Canada in 2012 at the World Senior's chess championship and scored 7/11 for share of 17/36 at the same event in 2013. He won the Canadian 65+ seniors' championship at British Columbia in June, 2016 (4).
References / Sources:
(1) http://worldsenior2013.rijekachess...., (2) http://www.olimpbase.org/, (3) http://chess.ca/canadian-junior-195... , (4) http://wordpress.cvining.com/canadi..., (5) http://canbase.fqechecs.qc.ca/hist7...
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| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 332
|1. L Day vs L Piasetski
||1-0||39||1969||Tournoi de L'est||E61 King's Indian|
|2. Z Vranesic vs L Piasetski
|| ||1-0||58||1969||Canadian Championship||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|3. L Piasetski vs M Schulman
|| ||1-0||35||1969||Canadian Championship||B32 Sicilian|
|4. L Piasetski vs K Pohl
|| ||½-½||56||1969||Canadian Championship||C00 French Defense|
|5. L Piasetski vs C Coudari
|| ||½-½||54||1969||Canadian Championship||E91 King's Indian|
|6. L Piasetski vs Larsen
||0-1||29||1970||CAN op||A04 Reti Opening|
|7. L Day vs L Piasetski
|| ||1-0||44||1971||Ontario Open||A56 Benoni Defense|
|8. I Hambleton vs L Piasetski
|| ||1-0||47||1971||9th Canadian Open||A16 English|
|9. S Pakosta vs L Piasetski
|| ||0-1||70||1971||9th Canadian Open||A02 Bird's Opening|
|10. L Piasetski vs J Berry
|| ||½-½||57||1972||Canadian Championship||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|11. G Fuster vs L Piasetski
|| ||0-1||38||1972||Canadian Championship||A32 English, Symmetrical Variation|
|12. L Piasetski vs P Selick
|| ||1-0||22||1972||Canadian Championship||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|13. R Smook vs L Piasetski
|| ||0-1||28||1972||Canadian Championship||A58 Benko Gambit|
|14. L Piasetski vs B Markov
|| ||1-0||55||1972||Canadian Championship||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|15. Kuprejanov vs L Piasetski
|| ||1-0||35||1972||Canadian Championship||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|16. L Piasetski vs J Labelle
|| ||0-1||39||1972||Canadian Championship||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|17. R Zuk vs L Piasetski
|| ||1-0||57||1972||Canadian Championship||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|18. L Piasetski vs Z Vranesic
|| ||½-½||40||1972||Canadian Championship||B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical|
|19. L Piasetski vs E Macskasy
|| ||½-½||57||1972||Canadian Championship||A06 Reti Opening|
|20. P Biyiasas vs L Piasetski
|| ||0-1||52||1972||Canadian Championship||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|21. L Piasetski vs C Coudari
|| ||0-1||53||1972||Canadian Championship||D90 Grunfeld|
|22. B Amos vs L Piasetski
|| ||0-1||36||1972||Canadian Championship||A75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4|
|23. L Piasetski vs L Day
||0-1||35||1972||Canadian Championship||A27 English, Three Knights System|
|24. L Witt vs L Piasetski
|| ||½-½||50||1972||Canadian Championship||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|25. D Allan vs L Piasetski
|| ||½-½||10||1972||Canadian Championship||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 332
|Jun-14-06|| ||PhilFeeley: Here's a game that should be in this collection. Kevin Spraggett writes of it that Piasetski was offered a bribe by Ghiorghu the night before the game to throw it (http://www.kevinspraggett.com/anecd...). The bribe was only $5, but Leon wouldn't have taken it anyway, and went on to win this:|
[Event "Orense (Spain)"]
[White "Gheorghiu, Florin"]
[Black "Piasetski, Leon"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bf4 e5 8.
Bg5 a6 9. Na3 b5 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Nd5 f5 12. exf5 Bxf5 13. c3 Bg7 14. Nc2 O-O
15. Nce3 Be6 16. g4 Ne7 17. Bg2 Rc8 18. h4 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 Qf6 20. Qd2 e4 21.
Bxe4 b4 22. cxb4 Qxb2 23. Qxb2 Bxb2 24. Rd1 Bc3+ 25. Kf1 Bxb4 26. Bd5 Rc3 27.
Kg2 Bc5 28. Rhe1 Rb8 29. Rd2 Rb4 30. Bf3 Ra3 31. Nf5 Rf4 32. Bd1 h5 33. Rg1
hxg4 34. Nxd6 Rxa2 35. Rxa2 Bxa2 36. Nc8 Be6 37. Kg3 Rf6 0-1
|Jul-13-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Leon David Piasetski|
PIASETSKI, Leon D.
|Dec-03-11|| ||lentil: <The bribe was only $5> Hah! This lowball offer implies that Gheorgiu (probably rated 200+ points higher at the time) had no doubt that he would win, but just wanted to avoid the effort. I hope leon took the fiver and then ignored the agreement. What's Georghiu to do? Complain to the TD? (p.s. the link is broken)|
|May-28-12|| ||OhioChessFan: http://dotq.org/chess/Leon_Piasetsk...|
|May-01-13|| ||wordfunph: "A well-played chess game is like a pas-de-deux in ballet - two performers executing graceful, artistic maneuvers to a brilliant tempo."|
- IM Leon Piasetski
|May-01-13|| ||DoctorD: A pas-de-deux in ballet is cooperative; a chess game is not. Sounds like he is describing a helpmate, not a game of chess.|
|Oct-03-13|| ||PhilFeeley: <lentil: (p.s. the link is broken)> Yes, Kevin's blog is now on Wordpress. Just Google it and you'll get there.|
|Nov-26-15|| ||PhilFeeley: Anyone know why Leon didn't play the World Seniors this year?|
|Oct-31-17|| ||PhilFeeley: Playing with Kevin Spraggett at the 11th Figueira da Foz International Chess Festival in the Sweet Atlantic Hotel, Figueira da Foz, Portugal.|
|Nov-27-19|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
A rather wonderful anecdote from Lawrence Day that mentions Leon David Piasetski :
Nicolas Engalicev (kibitz #4)
"He (Nicolas Engalicev) was elderly when I played him. Both his English and French had a thick Russian accent. But he was reserved, an ordinary gentleman, happy with Montreal's Trudeau-era multi-culturalism. The once a month Quebec City tournaments were down river and farther north. He stayed in the motel while I and other young players like Leon Piasetski stayed in sleeping bags on mats in the gymnasium of a close-by monastery for $1 per night.
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