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L Day 
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Lawrence Day
Number of games in database: 1,106
Years covered: 1962 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2228
Highest rating achieved in database: 2435
Overall record: +609 -228 =257 (67.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      12 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (174) 
    B21 B23 B20 B24 B25
 French Defense (53) 
    C00 C02 C12 C11 C10
 French (44) 
    C00 C12 C11 C10
 Uncommon Opening (40) 
    A00 B00
 Robatsch (28) 
    B06
 King's Gambit Accepted (27) 
    C34 C36 C35 C33 C37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B27 B43 B33 B45 B40
 Robatsch (73) 
    B06
 Old Indian (55) 
    A53 A55
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C92 C60 C91 C72 C67
 Queen's Pawn Game (42) 
    A46 A40 A41 A45 A50
 Uncommon Opening (25) 
    B00 A00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Prins vs L Day, 1968 0-1
   L Day vs Timman, 1980 1/2-1/2
   L Day vs Benko, 1980 1-0
   L Day vs T Koliada, 1994 1-0
   L Day vs B Harper, 1975 1-0
   L Day vs J Berry, 1975 1-0
   L Day vs Suttles, 1969 1-0
   P Murray vs L Day, 1975 0-1
   L Day vs J Yoos, 1996 1-0
   L Day vs A Sundar, 2007 1-0

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The Big Clamp by kenilworthian
   Caught My Fancy by tldr3
   The Big Clamp after 1.e4 e5 by kenilworthian
   ...g6, ...Bg7, ...c5 by mak2
   The Living Day-Lights by chocobonbon

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LAWRENCE DAY
(born Feb-01-1949) Canada

[what is this?]
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, http://www.thestar.com/ (Toronto Star), http://www.ottawacitizen.com/ (Ottawa Citizen), http://www.olimpbase.org (team chess archives), http://torontochess.org/drupal/ (Greater Toronto Chess League (GTCL) site), http://www.chessontario.com/ (Ontario Chess Association (OCA) site), http://chess.ca/players?check_ratin... (Canadian Chess Federation zone).

Wikipedia article: Lawrence Day


 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,106  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Day vs P Haley  ½-½18 1962 CAN-opA06 Reti Opening
2. L Day vs H O Payne 1-014 1962 CAN-opB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. I Theodorovich vs L Day 1-030 1962 CAN-opA05 Reti Opening
4. G Danilov vs L Day  1-057 1962 Canadian OpenE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
5. L Day vs Ron Rodgers  0-127 1962 Canadian OpenD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. L Day vs D Grimshaw  ½-½42 1963 Ontario OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. Z Sarosy vs L Day  1-048 1964 Canadian OpenE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
8. L Day vs Suttles 0-139 1964 CAN-OpB06 Robatsch
9. G Fuster vs L Day  ½-½55 1965 Ontario OpenA44 Old Benoni Defense
10. L Day vs R Draxl  0-146 1965 Ontario ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
11. L Day vs I Zalys  ½-½52 1965 Montreal-Ontario matchB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. Ron Rodgers vs L Day  0-126 1965 RA Club ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
13. L Day vs V Pedersen  1-024 1965 RA CC-chD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. I Theodorovich vs L Day  1-031 1965 ON-opA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. L Day vs D Grimshaw 1-015 1965 OntarioB10 Caro-Kann
16. L Day vs A Kalotay 0-137 1965 Ontario OpenE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
17. L Day vs B Leckie 1-037 1966 Canadian OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. L Day vs T Ackermann  1-045 1966 Ottawa-Montreal mC00 French Defense
19. L Day vs B M Amos 0-150 1966 Canadian OpenC28 Vienna Game
20. L Day vs I Martin  ½-½60 1966 Ontario Team Final Ottawa-Hart HouseB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. L Day vs R C Simpson  1-036 1966 League Ottawa-CornwallC29 Vienna Gambit
22. Van Riel vs L Day  ½-½48 1966 Canadian OpenA44 Old Benoni Defense
23. J Matynia vs L Day 0-137 1966 OttawaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
24. L Day vs K Winterton  1-020 1966 Ottawa ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. I Zalys vs L Day  ½-½58 1966 Ottawa OpenA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,106  PGN Download
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Aug-18-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: < Phony Benoni> How old is this guy? Looks like Moses in the 10 Commandments.
Aug-18-10
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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>!
Feb-01-11
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday

:)

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

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

Feb-02-11
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  IMlday: Thanks for the B-day wishes. :)
May-19-11
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  redlance: Its a joy going over your games!!!
Sep-10-11
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  ray keene: how are you - justsent you an email
Oct-30-11
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  redlance: Mr Day, do you have or have had a book on your games?
Feb-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
Feb-16-12
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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 ms_jade_li@hotmail.com
May-15-12  Lysgaard: Hi <IMlday>, "The Big Clamp" can be online with you permission. A draft is here:
http://www.sharesnack.com/5D5C5C97C...

There are links to games at chessgames.com.
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

May-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: The print is too small or broken to read on my computer, :(
May-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: I can read it fine, Full Screen Mode. Thanks <Lysgaard>,
May-15-12  Lysgaard: HI
Link to regular pdf:
http://www.fam-lysgaard.dk/data/TBC...
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.

May-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?

LTJ

May-25-12  Lysgaard: Hi
I have made a "THE BIG CLAMP" page on my website:
http://fam-lysgaard.dk/TBC.html
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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