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Leon Pliester
L Pliester 
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Number of games in database: 105
Years covered: 1976 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2365
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +24 -51 =30 (37.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B21 B85 B28 B44 B32
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E44 E52 E41 E43 E24
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B90 B99 B91 B92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (15) 
    B90 B67 B22 B93 B91
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B93 B96 B91
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12 E17
 Slav (5) 
    D17 D10 D12 D11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Alekseev vs L Pliester, 2005 0-1
   L Pliester vs G Timmerman, 2001 1-0
   L Pliester vs L'Ami, 2005 1/2-1/2
   L Pliester vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1985 1-0

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

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He was an International Master.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Pliester vs Euwe  0-1301976HollandC29 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 R Douven  0-1411981Biel MTO opE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. R Nokes vs L Pliester  0-1401981Ramsgate opC28 Vienna Game
6. A Kuligowski vs L Pliester  1-0411982AmsterdamD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. L Pliester vs M Trepp  1-0371982Politiken CupE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
8. L Pliester vs Timman  0-1191982NED-chTA13 English
9. G Timmerman vs L Pliester  ½-½241982AmsterdamC45 Scotch Game
10. L Pliester vs I Farago  0-1371983Lugano opA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. Timman vs L Pliester  1-0411983RotterdamA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
12. L Pliester vs Van der Wiel  0-1251983Ostend OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. L Pliester vs R Hartoch  1-0621984Amsterdam (Netherlands)A07 King's Indian Attack
14. L Pliester vs Nunn  0-1311984Lugano opA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Mads Reinert vs L Pliester  ½-½281985CopenhagenC55 Two Knights Defense
16. F Braga vs L Pliester  ½-½411985Politiken CupC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. L Pliester vs J de Wit  0-1411985OHRA-BA07 King's Indian Attack
18. L Pliester vs H Ree  ½-½441985OHRA-BA07 King's Indian Attack
19. A Haik vs L Pliester  0-1371985OHRA-BD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
20. Piket vs L Pliester 0-1761985OHRA-BD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. L Pliester vs D H Campora  0-1371985OHRA-BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
22. I Farago vs L Pliester  ½-½461985OHRA-BD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
23. L Pliester vs Z Klaric  1-0401985OHRA-BC60 Ruy Lopez
24. L Pliester vs Zsuzsa Polgar 1-0411985OHRA-BC19 French, Winawer, Advance
25. Kudrin vs L Pliester  1-0371985OHRA-BC55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-27-07  BIDMONFA: Leon Pliester


Aug-11-12  GrahamClayton: Looks like Ron Jeremy's brother!
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.

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:
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  Stonehenge: RIP IM Pliester.
Nov-14-16  dehanne: He's mentioned a lot in books on the Dutch defense.

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