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Lawrence Day
L Day 
Photo copyright © 2008 Julia Day.   
Number of games in database: 1,104
Years covered: 1962 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2214
Highest rating achieved in database: 2435

Overall record: +608 -227 =256 (67.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 13 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (173) 
    B21 B23 B20 B24 B25
 French Defense (48) 
    C00 C02 C12 C10 C11
 French (39) 
    C00 C12 C10 C11
 Uncommon Opening (38) 
    A00 B00
 King's Indian Attack (32) 
    A07 A08
 Robatsch (28) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B27 B43 B33 B45 B40
 Robatsch (73) 
 Old Indian (55) 
    A53 A55
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C92 C60 C91 C72 C67
 Queen's Pawn Game (41) 
    A46 A41 A40 A45 D02
 Uncommon Opening (25) 
    B00 A00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Prins vs L Day, 1968 0-1
   L Day vs T Koliada, 1994 1-0
   L Day vs J Berry, 1975 1-0
   L Day vs Timman, 1980 1/2-1/2
   L Day vs Benko, 1980 1-0
   L Day vs J R Stopa, 1988 1-0
   L Day vs J Yoos, 1996 1-0
   P Murray vs L Day, 1975 0-1
   E Preissmann vs L Day, 1978 0-1
   L Day vs B Harper, 1975 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Staunton Memorial (2005)
   77th Canadian Championship (2004)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Lone Pine (1979)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The Big Clamp by kenilworthian
   The Big Clamp Compiled by Kenilworthian by fredthebear
   1972 Canadian championship by gauer
   1996 Canadian championship by gauer
   1994 Canadian championship by gauer
   1975 Canadian championship by gauer
   1978 Canadian championship by gauer
   1981 Canadian championship by gauer
   1969 Canadian championship by gauer
   1993 Canadian open by gauer
   1978 Canadian open by gauer

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(born Feb-01-1949, 69 years old) Canada

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Lawrence Alexander Day was born in Kitchener Ontario, Canada. An IM in 1972, he was Canadian champion in 1991. Day represented Canada at the 1967 World Junior Championship, and as high as 2nd board and captain at the Olympiads - a Canadian record attendance 13 times. User: IMlday accumulated 70.5 points in 131 team games during the Olympiads.

IM Lawrence Day registered a perfect 5/5 to top IM Jevgenyij Boguszlavszkij (visiting from Hungary) and the rest of the 16 player field Nov. 13 at the Bayview Games Club in Toronto to win the 2004 Canadian Senior Championship. He won the Ottawa RA club championships between 1966-8. He won the 1977, 1980 and 1983 Toronto Championships with 9/11, 8/11 and 10.5/11 respectively, and the year following, tied with Jozef Polacek and Robert Morrison for share of 1st-3rd.

He maintained the 2 (weekly) merged columns in the Toronto Star newspaper (previously, Toronto Chess Club president and Canadian Chess Federation President (1936) Charles Crompton edited a weekly studies column during 1940-75 and Walter Dobrich had been a previous columnist in the earlier 1970s for annotations of a game segment) from 1976 until 2013. Occasionally, his column writing also appeared in the Winnipeg Tribune and Ottawa Citizen.

He is a member of the Canadian Chess Hall of Fame and currently lives near Toronto.

References: Winnipeg Tribune, (Toronto Star), (Ottawa Citizen), (team chess archives), (Greater Toronto Chess League (GTCL) site), (Ontario Chess Association (OCA) site), (Canadian Chess Federation zone).

Wikipedia article: Lawrence Day

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,104  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Theodorovich vs L Day 1-0301962CAN-opA05 Reti Opening
2. G Danilov vs L Day  1-0571962Canadian OpenE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
3. L Day vs P Haley  ½-½181962CAN-opA06 Reti Opening
4. L Day vs H O Payne 1-0141962CAN-opB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. L Day vs Ron Rodgers  0-1271962Canadian OpenD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. L Day vs D Grimshaw  ½-½421963Ontario OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. L Day vs Suttles 0-1391964CAN-OpB06 Robatsch
8. Z Sarosy vs L Day  1-0481964Canadian OpenE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
9. G Fuster vs L Day  ½-½551965Ontario OpenA44 Old Benoni Defense
10. L Day vs I Zalys  ½-½521965Montreal-Ontario matchB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
11. L Day vs R Draxl  0-1461965Ontario ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
12. L Day vs V Pedersen  1-0241965RA CC-chD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. L Day vs D Grimshaw 1-0151965OntarioB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. Ron Rodgers vs L Day  0-1261965RA Club ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
15. I Theodorovich vs L Day  1-0311965ON-opA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. L Day vs A Kalotay 0-1371965Ontario OpenE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
17. L Day vs A Portigal 1-0321966Ottawa ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
18. I Zalys vs L Day  ½-½581966Ottawa OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. L Day vs T Ackermann 1-0451966Ottawa-Montreal mC00 French Defense
20. J Matynia vs L Day 0-1371966OttawaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
21. L Day vs Ronald Simpson  1-0361966League Ottawa-CornwallC29 Vienna Gambit
22. L Day vs I Martin  ½-½601966Ontario Team Final Ottawa-Hart HouseB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. L Day vs B Leckie 1-0371966Canadian OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. Ivkov vs L Day  1-0341966Canadian OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
25. L Day vs C Coudari  1-0421966Canadian OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,104  PGN Download
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  Marmot PFL: < Phony Benoni> How old is this guy? Looks like Moses in the 10 Commandments.
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  Phony Benoni: <Marmot PFL> You need only look at his biography above. At the moment he's 61, but still younger than many people half his age.
Feb-01-11  gus inn: Happy Birthday <Lawrence>!
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday


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  wordfunph: happy birthday to 13-time Olympian Lawrence!
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  Check It Out: From one Day to another, happy birthday!
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  moronovich: Happy Birthday..
with many more to come !
Feb-01-11  ALEXIN: Happy Birthday too...
Feb-01-11  talisman: those are some good looking mallards...happy birthday.
Feb-01-11  Etienne: It's Lawrence's Day...
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  tpstar: Best wishes for your birthday. =)

Maybe one of these days you will publish 61 of your memorable games. ;>D

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  IMlday: Thanks for the B-day wishes. :)
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  redlance: Its a joy going over your games!!!
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  ray keene: how are you - justsent you an email
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  redlance: Mr Day, do you have or have had a book on your games?
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  Joshka: <IMlday> Larry an old chess friend of yours spoke with me this morning, and he inquired about you. I can send you his email address if you want?
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  IMlday: Hi <Joshka>, sure no problem. <redlance> Sorry, missed your post. This is my 50th year in tournaments (!) so the book is about due eh.
Apr-19-12  lifox: hey la it's li. you came to mind this evening. googled you and it brought me here. how goes it?? send me an email when you get this message
May-15-12  Lysgaard: Hi <IMlday>, "The Big Clamp" can be online with you permission. A draft is here:

There are links to games at
I have submited 4 games 1 were rejected
(Page 26: Day-Upton, Malta 1980)

Still need 4 games:
Page 9: Bolton-Sofrevsky, Canadian Open 1978
Page 13: Bohatirchuk-Heidenheld, corr 1954
Page 14: Day-MacPhail, Hamilton 1980
Page 26: Day-J Meyer, Washington 1979

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  IMlday: The print is too small or broken to read on my computer, :(
May-15-12  parisattack: I can read it fine, Full Screen Mode. Thanks <Lysgaard>,
May-15-12  Lysgaard: HI
Link to regular pdf:
It will be removed after 72 hours.

There has been no kind of proof

I use to have The Big Clamp, but it disappear during a relocation, I have searched for it for a long time, with no succeed, So I did try the internet with no more succeed, the only copy I could find were the pure copy at Scribd mention on the The Kenilworthian blog.

I decided to rework that copy (OCR text and make new diagrams) and make a Word document for myself. When I had finished page 26, I found my copy unexpected.

I continue the work with the hope of being allowed to "publish" it on the web.

After proof, It can be available as Word documents in letter and A4 formats.

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  IMlday: Yes that works, thanks. It's curious that a thirty year old opening book should still be interesting. Maybe it is because it was more about middle-game themes than specific opening moves.
May-25-12  LoveThatJoker: <IMlday> Do you teach?


May-25-12  Lysgaard: Hi
I have made a "THE BIG CLAMP" page on my website:
Is it ok that I make "THE BIG CLAMP" available? I canít ask "The Chess Player" I donít think they exist anymore. And a second question, has anyone one or more of the missing games that I mention the 15-may-12
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