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Leon Pliester
L Pliester 
Photo courtesy of www.dimitri.org.  
Number of games in database: 143
Years covered: 1976 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2365
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +40 -61 =42 (42.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (15) 
    B90 B44 B65 B29 B99
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E29 E31 E24 E43 E56
 King's Indian Attack (8) 
    A07
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B99 B92 B91
 Bird's Opening (4) 
    A02 A03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B90 B22 B67 B93 B81
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C65 C80 C81 C75 C77
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B93 B96 B91
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12 E17
 Slav (5) 
    D17 D12 D10 D11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D31 D37 D30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Alekseev vs L Pliester, 2005 0-1
   S Saeed vs L Pliester, 1982 0-1
   L Pliester vs G Timmerman, 2001 1-0
   L Pliester vs L'Ami, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam OHRA-B (1984)
   Amsterdam OHRA (1982)
   Dutch Championship (1990)
   4th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1980)

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LEON PLIESTER
(born Aug-20-1954, died Oct-23-2012, 58 years old) Netherlands

[what is this?]
He was an International Master.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 155  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Pliester vs Euwe  0-1301976NED-chTC29 Vienna Gambit
2. L Pliester vs J Schollmann  1-0501977NLD (m/ )C44 King's Pawn Game
3. R C Balinas vs L Pliester  1-03119793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. L Pliester vs Hartston  0-12719804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA56 Benoni Defense
5. S D Brown vs L Pliester  0-13219804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
6. Petursson vs L Pliester  0-15319804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA48 King's Indian
7. L Pliester vs A P Law  0-14619804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
8. L Pliester vs K Pytel  1-03819804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA56 Benoni Defense
9. L Pliester vs L Lederman  0-13119804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. R Nokes vs L Pliester  0-1401981Ramsgate opC28 Vienna Game
11. L Pliester vs R Douven  0-1411981Biel MTO opE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
12. L Pliester vs Timman  0-1191982NED-chTA13 English
13. T Horvath vs L Pliester  ½-½731982Politiken CupA08 King's Indian Attack
14. L Pliester vs M Trepp  1-0371982Politiken CupE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
15. Westerinen vs L Pliester  ½-½191982Politiken CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
16. L Pliester vs L Hazai  0-1301982Politiken CupB07 Pirc
17. L Spassov vs L Pliester  ½-½171982Politiken CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. L Schneider vs L Pliester  0-1321982Politiken CupC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
19. L Pliester vs S Taulbut  0-1381982Politiken CupE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. L Pliester vs Iskov  1-0371982Politiken CupE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
21. L Pliester vs B Brinck-Claussen  ½-½91982Politiken CupE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
22. P Velikov vs L Pliester  0-1211982Politiken CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. G Timmerman vs L Pliester  ½-½241982Amsterdam OHRAC45 Scotch Game
24. L Pliester vs G Ligterink  1-0291982Amsterdam OHRAE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. L Pliester vs D King  ½-½611982Amsterdam OHRAE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 155  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-27-07  BIDMONFA: Leon Pliester

PLIESTER, Leon
http://www.bidmonfa.com/pliester_le...
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Aug-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Looks like Ron Jeremy's brother!
Aug-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Yes, he's about the same size.
Oct-24-12  Gryz: IM Leon Pliester died yesterday, October 23rd 2012, at the age of 58. R.I.P.

News at the Dutch Chess Federation website.
http://www.schaakbond.nl/2012/leon-...

Leon Pliester passed away this morning (23rd October) in Rotterdam. His friends notified us. Pliester suffered from a disease of the liver, which had affected his kidneys too. The IM from Amsterdam had a University degree in Psychology. He died at the age of 58 years.

During the last years Pliester played for BSG Bussum. He played his last game against Mart Nabuurs of De Stukkenjagers on September 15th 2012. The game reached a draw after 10 moves.

In 1990 he participated at the Dutch Championship in Hilversum. He ended shared 10th out of 11 players with 4 points. In 2005 he played in Group C at the Corus Tournament, and scored 5 out of 12 points. One of his victories there was against strong GM Jevgenji Aleksejev.

Oct-24-12  Gryz: A bit more information about Leon Pliester can be found here: http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/d...
Oct-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: RIP IM Pliester.
Nov-14-16  dehanne: He's mentioned a lot in books on the Dutch defense.

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