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Leonard J McLaren
Number of games in database: 209
Years covered: 1978 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2160 (2225 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2254
Overall record: +107 -58 =44 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B40 Sicilian (7 games)
B03 Alekhine's Defense (6 games)
B23 Sicilian, Closed (6 games)
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   🏆 8th Asian Seniors 50+ Championship
   L McLaren vs E Bagamasbad (Oct-15-17) 1/2-1/2
   P Chan vs L McLaren (Oct-14-17) 0-1
   L McLaren vs B R Watson (Oct-13-17) 0-1
   L McLaren vs A Ismail (Oct-12-17) 1-0
   D K Johansen vs L McLaren (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-01-1964, 57 years old) New Zealand

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FIDE Master (2017) and FIDE Instructor (2015).

Leonard McLaren is also a New Zealand Master and a FIDE Instructor. He learned to play chess aged 4 and joined a club aged about 11. He won the New Zealand Schoolpupils Championship in 1980 (jointly) and 1981. During the 1980's he won the Wellington Championship three times. After this he went to England from 1989 to 1991 and played in 100 tournaments including 3 British Championships scoring 5/11, 5/11 and 6/11 respectively. McLaren was North Island Champion (jointly with Paul Anthony Garbett) in 2004. He became joint New Zealand Champion in 2015.
The highest FIDE rating he has achieved is 2275. He considers his best result in an individual game to be in this one: L McLaren vs D Sermek, 2003.

Last updated: 2019-09-11 03:37:53

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 209  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L McLaren vs M Chandler / C Laird 0-1201978?,New ZealandB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. L McLaren vs J Sarfati 1-0311979Civic Chess Club ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
3. N H Hopewell vs L McLaren  ½-½261981NZ Schoolpupils ChC15 French, Winawer
4. L McLaren vs B Walsh  1-0241981NZ Junior ChB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. A F Ker vs L McLaren  0-1341981NZ Schoolpupils ChD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. L McLaren vs L Aptekar  0-1481981First CCL Whitcoulls WeekenderB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. L McLaren vs M F Noble 0-13719814th Tawa Labour Weekend TtC41 Philidor Defense
8. G Aldridge vs L McLaren  0-1351982NZ Junior ChA13 English
9. M F Noble vs L McLaren  0-1421982NZ Junior ChD04 Queen's Pawn Game
10. L McLaren vs F Foster  1-0221982NZ Junior ChB07 Pirc
11. P W Stuart vs L McLaren  1-0381982Dominion Breweries 40-40 TtA13 English
12. L McLaren vs M Hopewell  1-0361982NZ Schoolpupil ChB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. L McLaren vs R J Dive  1-0431983Queen's Birthday WeekenderD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. D Capper vs L McLaren  0-1391983Queen's Birthday WeekenderA15 English
15. L McLaren vs P D Hawkes  1-0231983Civic Chess Club ChA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J Sarfati vs L McLaren  0-1651983Queen's Birthday WeekenderC05 French, Tarrasch
17. L McLaren vs P Monrad  1-0341983All-Wellington ChD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. N H Hopewell vs L McLaren  1-0261983NZ Ch Premier ReserveC00 French Defense
19. L McLaren vs B Wheeler  1-0371984NZ Ch Premier ReserveA48 King's Indian
20. P Clemance vs L McLaren  1-0361984Philips TtC18 French, Winawer
21. L McLaren vs P Clemance  0-1371984Queens Birthday WeekenderD05 Queen's Pawn Game
22. R J Dive vs L McLaren  0-1401984All Wellington ChD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. L McLaren vs A Lloyd  0-139198492nd New Zealand ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
24. R J Dive vs L McLaren  1-0341985All Wellington ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. L McLaren vs J Sarfati  1-0521985All Wellington ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
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  Benzol: Len McLaren and Don Eade have just finished joint first in the 2007 North Island Championship.
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  Benzol: Happy birthday Len.


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  Benzol: Once again, many happy returns Len.
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  Benzol: Happy birthday Len.
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  Benzol: Happy 50th.


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