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Gary William Lane (born 4 November 1964, United Kingdom) is a professional chess player and author. He became an International Master in 1987 and won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in 1988 (jointly with Michael Adams). He has written over twenty books on chess, including Find the Winning Move and Improve Your Chess in 7 Days.

After his marriage to Woman International Master Nancy Jones, he moved to Australia, winning the Australian Chess Championship in 2004. He 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 spectacular win over Nigel Short.[1]

Gary is a passionate supporter of Torquay United F.C.


  • Lane, Gary (1993). Winning with the Scotch. Henry Holt. ISBN 0-8050-2940-0.  
  • Lane, Gary (1999). Victory in the Opening. Sterling Pub Co Inc. ISBN 9780713484274.  
  • Lane, Gary (2001). The Ultimate Colle. Sterling Pub Co Inc. ISBN 9780713486865.  
  • Lane, Gary (2004). The Bishop's Opening Explained. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8917-0.  
  • 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 (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.  


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