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Benjamin Leussen
B Leussen 

Number of games in database: 94
Years covered: 1900 to 1919
Overall record: +42 -25 =22 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C84 C67 C87 C79 C88
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C84 C87 C88
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D31 D06 D30
 Sicilian (4) 
    B73 B46 B45
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D61 D50
 French Defense (4) 
    C14 C12 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B73 B22 B30 B32 B23
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C82 C68 C78 C61 C79
 Philidor's Defense (7) 
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D51 D60 D54
 Sicilian Dragon (5) 
    B73 B72
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Leussen vs Duras, 1905 1-0
   B Leussen vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 1-0
   B Leussen vs G Oskam, 1905 1/2-1/2
   J Esser vs B Leussen, 1905 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Scheveningen (1905)
   DCA Congress 31st (1903)
   Dutch Championship (1909)
   Barmen Meisterturnier B (1905)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Scheveningen 1905 by Phony Benoni

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(born Apr-30-1876, died Apr-19-1924, 47 years old) Netherlands

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Also known as: Veteranus.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Leussen vs W Gudehus  1-0341900MunichC28 Vienna Game
2. B Leussen vs NN  1-0311900Blindfold simul, 6bC30 King's Gambit Declined
3. B Leussen vs J Esser 1-0151901UtrechtC26 Vienna
4. Olland vs B Leussen 1-0371901MatchC67 Ruy Lopez
5. B Leussen vs Olland  1-0221901MatchC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. A van Foreest vs B Leussen  ½-½48190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemC50 Giuoco Piano
7. G Exner vs B Leussen  ½-½65190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. B Leussen vs J Esser 1-020190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemC67 Ruy Lopez
9. B Leussen vs J W te Kolste  0-127190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. B Leussen vs N Mannheimer  ½-½45190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemC87 Ruy Lopez
11. Olland vs B Leussen  0-146190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemC54 Giuoco Piano
12. R Loman vs B Leussen  0-133190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemC78 Ruy Lopez
13. B Leussen vs W Meiners  1-034190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. B Leussen vs D Bleijkmans  1-030190129th DCA Congress, HaarlemC10 French
15. A Edelheim vs B Leussen  1-0411902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. F Malthan vs B Leussen  0-1441902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AA02 Bird's Opening
17. B Leussen vs B Gregory  1-0241902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC14 French, Classical
18. G Exner vs B Leussen  1-0391902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC41 Philidor Defense
19. R Loman vs B Leussen  0-1351902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. B Leussen vs V Tabunshchikov  1-0551902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC87 Ruy Lopez
21. W John vs B Leussen  1-0291902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC41 Philidor Defense
22. M Brody vs B Leussen  ½-½271902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
23. B Leussen vs B Kagan  1-0411902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
24. O Bernstein vs B Leussen  1-0471902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
25. B Leussen vs E Dyckhoff  1-0221902DSB-13.Kongress Hauptturnier AC67 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-29-04  Knight13: This guy is too good. Masterpiece. Attacker. Defender. It's like every strategy he plays is good.

I say he was a very good player.

Oct-31-04  Ron: This is the first time I have heard of this player. In the database, Leussen has wins against Duras, Nimzowitsch, Max Lange, and Reti, and a draw against Marshall. Does anyone know more about this player?
Oct-31-04  sneaky pete: <Ron> Go to
Oct-31-04  Knezh: If his record spanned over years circa 2000s, i'd assume its Benjamin Lau :)
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  Honza Cervenka: Leussen was quite strong player from Netherland, probably the best before Max Euwe or at least the most successful. For example, he played in Barmen 1905 and Scheveningen 1905.
Sep-21-05  Eastfrisian: Benjamin Leussen was born on April 30, 1876 in Kampen and died April 19, 1924 in Hertogenbosch. First he lived in Leiden and studied medicine, but later he became a teacher.

His best result was in Scheveningen 1905. Marshall won, but he finished as second ahead of Spielmann, Duras, Swiderski, Loman, Leonhardt, Reggio, te Kolsté, Shories, Bleykmans, Oskam, Esser and Trimborn.

He later lost his interest in chess and retired.

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  GrahamClayton: Leussen finished third behind Leonhardt and Duras at the Hilversum tournament in 1903.
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  Phony Benoni: Photograph:

Plus a detailed article, if your Dutch is up to snuff.

Apr-30-16  TheFocus: Didn't Nabakov write about this guy's defense?
Jul-16-18  ughaibu: <He later lost his interest in chess and retired.>

Any further details about this? He must've been pretty young, still, at the time of this retirement.

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