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Lawrence Day
L Day 
Photo copyright © 2008 Julia Day.   

Number of games in database: 1,147
Years covered: 1962 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2214
Highest rating achieved in database: 2435
Overall record: +620 -248 =267 (66.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (156) 
    B21 B20 B23 B25 B30
 King's Indian Attack (65) 
    A07 A08
 French Defense (50) 
    C00 C02 C12 C11 C10
 Uncommon Opening (40) 
    A00 B00
 French (40) 
    C00 C12 C11 C10
 King's Gambit Accepted (27) 
    C34 C36 C35 C33 C38
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (78) 
 Sicilian (74) 
    B43 B33 B27 B45 B23
 Old Indian (58) 
    A53 A55
 Ruy Lopez (46) 
    C92 C60 C72 C69 C91
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    A46 A40 A41 A45 D02
 Uncommon Opening (30) 
    A00 B00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L 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 Stopa, 1988 1-0
   L Day vs G Johnstone, 1994 1-0
   L Day vs J Yoos, 1996 1-0
   E Preissmann vs L Day, 1978 0-1
   L Day vs Suttles, 1969 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Canadian Championship (1991)
   Canadian Championship (1972)
   Western Canada Open (1981)
   Toronto Closed (1982)
   Brighton (1980)
   Canadian Championship (1994)
   Staunton Memorial (2005)
   Canadian Championship / Zonal (1981)
   Canadian Championship (1969)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Canadian Championship (2004)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 47 by 0ZeR0
   The Big Clamp Compiled by Kenilworthian by fredthebear
   The Big Clamp by kenilworthian
   The Big Clamp Compiled by Kenilworthian by trh6upsz
   1994 Canadian championship by gauer
   1996 Canadian championship by gauer
   1972 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

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(born Feb-01-1949, 74 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 46; games 1-25 of 1,147  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Theodorovich vs L Day 1-0301962Canadian OpenA05 Reti Opening
2. G Danilov vs L Day  1-0571962Canadian OpenE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
3. L Day vs H O Payne 1-0141962Canadian OpenB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
4. L Day vs P Haley  ½-½181962Canadian OpenA06 Reti Opening
5. L Day vs R 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 0-1391964Canadian OpenB06 Robatsch
8. Z Sarosy vs L Day  1-0481964Canadian OpenE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
9. L Day vs V Pedersen 1-0241965RA CC-chD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. G Fuster vs L Day  ½-½551965Ontario OpenA44 Old Benoni Defense
11. I Theodorovich vs L Day  1-0311965ON-opA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. L Day vs I Zalys  ½-½521965Montreal-Ontario matchB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
13. R Rodgers vs L Day 0-1261965RA Club ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
14. L Day vs R Draxl  0-1461965Ontario ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
15. L Day vs D Grimshaw 1-0151965OntarioB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. L Day vs A Kalotay 0-1371965Ontario OpenE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
17. I Zalys vs L Day  ½-½581966Ottawa OpenA04 Reti Opening
18. L Day vs I Martin  ½-½601966Ontario Team Final Ottawa-Hart HouseB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. J Matynia vs L Day 0-1371966OttawaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. L Day vs A Portigal 1-0321966Ottawa ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. L Day vs R Simpson  1-0361966League Ottawa-CornwallC29 Vienna Gambit
22. L Day vs T Ackermann 1-0451966Ottawa-Montreal mC00 French Defense
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
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Aug-10-13  Lysgaard: I have finally completed proofreading off THE BIG CLAMP. Day can you help with any of the missing games that I mention the 15-may-12? Can anyone else help?
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  OhioChessFan: <Lysgaard> I would recommend dropping the link to your page at the Biographer's Bistro Biographer Bistro . That group of people is your best chance of finding the missing games.
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  Richard Taylor: Happy birthday when it was Lawrence! You have the honour of being one year younger than I am....
Feb-01-14  M.C.B.1: Hi Lawrence, you probably don't remember me from the old Toronto Chess club but I will always remember your kindness and professional, helpful attitude. A real gentleman who sets a great example of how to be fantastic at chess and still be humble. You played blitz against me one Saturday morning and gave me a 2 minute handicap to give me a chance - when I finally won a game after about thirty tries, you were more excited and happy than I was! God bless. - Michael Bennett
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  perfidious: <M.C.B.1> That positive attitude has shown up here at CG as well; and by no means have I read everything <IMlday> has posted on this site. Just enough to know.
Feb-01-14  waustad: Happy B'day.
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  Penguincw: Happy 65th birthday to Canadian IM Lawrence Day! :)
Feb-01-14  Francio: Happy birthday to Lawrence Day (sorry for the unintentional pun there)
Feb-01-14  Morttuus: Happy birthday,sir,and many happy days!
Feb-01-14  Eraser07: Happy Birthday ,Mr. Lawrence! I'm a brazilian amateur chess player and knew you through chess games site. I think it's a privilege to live at same time of so gifted player. I'm impressed with your domaine of tactical and strategical issues, well as the positional and combination games. Coincidentally I was born in 1949 too. Greetings, Ernani Frota
Feb-01-14  BohdanL: Best wishes for your birthday!
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  Domdaniel: Happy 65th, L.D.
Feb-01-14  parisattack: Yes, indeed, he has played some very interesting and creative chess. I hope you are having a beautiful day in the neighborhood <IM Day>.
Feb-01-15  falso contacto: hey, happy birthday and welcome back.
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  tpstar: <IMlday> Happy Birthday!!
Feb-01-15  Everyone: Many happy returns!
May-01-15  TheFocus: <Chess is a meritocracy> - Lawrence Day.
Jun-28-15  TimGluckman: Dear Lawrence,
in an earlier discussion here you wrote (14.7.04) "Campo did (a) bring organized chess to Asia and Africa; &(b) rescue Karpov from an early death due to drug abuse" Cd you elaborate on point b pls?
As this is a sensitive topic, you might wish to write offline to (I'll treat what you write in confidence of course). BTW like you I lived as a hippy when young and am now an advocate for Harm Reduction
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  hesyrett: Glad to find you here after all these years, Lawrence. I recall our first OTB meeting when you handily refuted my Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit. I sure picked the wrong "kid" to try to confuse with an obscure old opening!

Also, I seem to recall that at one point in Ottawa you told me you had a girl-friend named Igor who lived in a tree house--or perhaps it was just a tree.

Feb-01-17  Sularus: happy birthday!
Jan-28-18  ughaibu: Tell me, do you still maintain that 61 Memorable Games was written by Fischer? If so, what is your hypothesis as to why his personal friends say that he had nothing to do with it?
Feb-03-18  Joshka: Happy Belated Birthday Larry!! Hope you're in good health!!
Feb-03-18  redlance: Happy Birthday Mr Day!!!
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  Stonehenge: Some time ago:

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  perfidious: The image from 1976 is closer to the player I remember seeing at an open or three than to the picture above, possibly when I played in the Toronto International in July 1984.
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