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|Full name||Gary William Lane|
4 November 1964 |
|Peak rating||2464 (July 2001)|
Gary William Lane (born 4 November 1964) is a professional chess player and author. He became an International Master in 1987 and won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in 1988. He has written over thirty books on chess, including Find the Winning Move, Improve Your Chess in 7 Days and Prepare to Attack. There have been translations in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. In the 1980s the ITV documentary "To Kill a King" was screened nationwide in Great Britain.It featured a young Michael Adams and Lane. This feature is shown regularly at chess film festivals.
After his marriage to Woman International Master Nancy Jones, he moved to Australia, winning the Australian Chess Championship in 2004. He won the 2005 Oceania Chess Championship and represented Oceania at the Chess World Cup 2005.
He has also represented Australia in the 2002, 2004, and 2006 Chess Olympiads. In the 2004 Olympiad he helped Australia score a 2–2 draw with his former country England, scoring a decisive win over Nigel Short. He has been a chess coach for England or Australia at the World Junior and also European Junior championship for over a decade[when?].
In 2015 at the Australian tournament the Doeberl Cup he beat Loek van Wely the reigning Dutch Champion and one of the world's leading players.  He played the Closed Sicilian which he has also written about in two books. In 2016 he came =1st at George Trundle Masters in Auckland, New Zealand with a score of 7/9, and followed this up with =1st place scoring 8/9 at the NZ South Island Championships in Canterbury. He did not lose any games in the two events. At the 2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament Lane dominated the event winning with the perfect score of 7/7. A score of 9/9 and clear first place was the result at the 1st Fiji International Rapid Open.
- Lane, Gary (1990). The C3 Sicilian: Analysis and Complete Games. The Crowood Press. ISBN 978-1-852233-18-1.
- Lane, Gary (1995). Blackmar–Diemer Gambit. Batsford Chess Library / An Owl Book / Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 0-8050-4230-X.
- Lane, Gary (1996). A Guide to Attacking Chess. B.T.Batsford Ltd. ISBN 0-7134-8010-6.
- Lane, Gary (1997). The Grand Prix Attack: attacking lines with f4 against the Sicilian. Batsford. ISBN 0-8050-2940-0.
- Lane, Gary (2003). Ideas Behind the Modern Chess Openings: Attacking With White. Batsford. ISBN 9780713487121.
- Lane, Gary (2005). Ideas Behind Modern Chess Openings: Black. Batsford. ISBN 9780713489507.
- Lane, Gary (2005). The Scotch Game Explained. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8940-5.
- Lane, Gary (2006). The Ruy Lopez Explained. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8978-2.
- Lane, Gary (2007). Improve Your chess In 7 Days. Batsford. ISBN 978-0-7134-9050-3.
- Lane, Gary (2008). The Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps. Everyman Chess. ISBN 9781857445770.
- Lane, Gary (2009). Sharpen Your Chess Tactics in 7 Days. Batsford. ISBN 9781906388287.
- Lane, Gary (2011). Prepare to Attack. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1857446500.
- Lane, Gary (2013). Gary Lane's Chess Puzzle Book. e+books. ISBN 978-1-927179-14-7.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
- Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: Men's Chess Olympiads :: Gary Lane". olimpbase.org. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- "Gary W Lane vs Nigel Short (2004)". chessgames.com. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- "George Trundle New Zealand Masters". newzealandchess.co.nz. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- 2012 South Island Championship crosstable
- "Gary Lane vs Loek Van Wely (2015) - Chess-DB.com". chess-db.com. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- 2016 George Trundle Masters crosstable
- "2016 South Island Championships". newzealandchess.co.nz. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- 2016 2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament crosstable
- 2016 1st Fiji International Rapid Open crosstable
- "Oz chess ace Lane misses rare chance to see United". Herald Express. August 15, 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
- Gary W. Lane rating card at FIDE
- Gary W Lane player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Chess Questions answered by Gary Lane
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