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John Joyce
  
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 1993 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2008 (2003 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2267
Overall record: +3 -14 =11 (30.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   D Mavreas vs J Joyce (Oct-24-13) 1-0
   G Neave vs J Joyce (Oct-23-13) 1/2-1/2
   M Hoffmann vs J Joyce (Oct-21-13) 1-0
   J Joyce vs M Yilmazyerli (Oct-20-13) 0-1

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JOHN JOYCE
(born Jan-11-1970, 50 years old) Ireland

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Joyce vs Miles ½-½571993Dublin ZonalE70 King's Indian
2. A Gillen vs J Joyce  ½-½841994IRL-chC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
3. Baburin vs J Joyce  ½-½751995Chess Festival Dublin IREE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. Baburin vs J Joyce  1-0341995Bunratty OpenA61 Benoni
5. Baburin vs J Joyce  ½-½591995BallyfermotA61 Benoni
6. J Joyce vs D McMahon 0-1371997Ch IrelandC34 King's Gambit Accepted
7. J Joyce vs Baburin 0-1171999Bunratty OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. J Joyce vs S Brady  0-1281999Open (Masters)C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. J Joyce vs Nunn  1-0312004Bunratty MastersA04 Reti Opening
10. J Joyce vs K Haznedaroglu  ½-½622005European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. E van Haastert vs J Joyce  1-0262005European Club CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. J Joyce vs S Siebrecht 0-1522005European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Joyce vs T Christensen  1-0622005European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. P Kuehn vs J Joyce  1-0302005European Club CupB44 Sicilian
15. D Perrett vs J Joyce  ½-½132005European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
16. J Joyce vs Hertneck  ½-½322005European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. A Bandza vs J Joyce  ½-½422009European Club CupA90 Dutch
18. M Mitkov vs J Joyce  ½-½492009European Club CupA80 Dutch
19. J Joyce vs M Regez  1-0412009European Club CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
20. H Vedder vs J Joyce  1-0462009European Club CupC45 Scotch Game
21. J Joyce vs B Thorfinnsson  0-1342009European Club CupB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
22. M P Townsend vs J Joyce  ½-½112009European Club CupE20 Nimzo-Indian
23. J Joyce vs T Burg  0-1342009European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
24. G McCarthy vs J Joyce 1-0242010Cork masters openA04 Reti Opening
25. J Joyce vs M Yilmazyerli  0-1372013European Club CupB06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-29-06  Whitehat1963: Wonder if he ever played against Tolstoy.
Mar-29-06  Jim Bartle: Not sure, but he probably played against a few "Dubliners."
Mar-29-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Oh geeze, I sense a stream of consciousness coming.... Oh, nevermind, the stream just dried up.
Mar-29-06  suenteus po 147: James Joyce was brilliant at a lot of things, but nothing I've read about him (and I've read plenty) suggests that he ever played much chess. It's just as well, I suppose, since his writing is much better than any games he could have played :)
Mar-29-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: riverrun, past deschappelles and philidor, down the big muddy to orleans, washing past Breslau, Lodz, Havana, Brooklyn, bringing us to rest outside a computer factory?
Mar-29-06  Jim Bartle: Maybe it's just that stream of consciousness didn't turn out to be a very effective method of calculation in chess.

The "Finnegan's Wake" of chess: "Secrets of Chess Training" by Dvoretsky. Can't make heads nor tails of either.

Mar-16-07  Whitehat1963: Another Player of the Day candidate.
May-18-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <stream of consciousness didn't turn out to be a very effective method of calculation in chess> Maybe not, but it gives the imagination some exercise. You can always calculate afterwards.
May-19-07  mack: <stream of consciousness didn't turn out to be a very effective method of calculation in chess>

Watch it, you're talking about my favourite pastime there.

May-19-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <m> Of course, of course ... I've just read a story about Timman apparently finding (too late, natch) a forced draw in a dream.

I suppose, when one's opponent starts on the rapid eye movements, it's time to resign. The great submerged ocean of unplayed combinations is being accessed, and the unconcho will find a way through...

You do seem to have several favorite pastimes, however. Just saying.

May-19-07  mack: <You do seem to have several favorite pastimes, however. Just saying.>

Watch it. If I *really* tried, I suspect I could somehow claim that all the things I purport to be favourite pastimes could actually be put under the same umbrella - lectual masturbation, or somesuch.

Aug-19-08  mack: Blimey, who'd have thought I'd end up back here. Does anybody know anything about old Joycey? I was at a debauched house party in Stoke Newington on Saturday, and before long somebody inevitably pointed me out as 'the chess playing one', just for something to say. A few hours and several things of which I'm not particularly proud later I got speaking to some French bloke. He was only there because one of the other partygoers had spent the day dabbling with LSD and had been getting strangers to take their photos at various stages of the day. I would like to say, a la Viv Stanshall, 'we spoke French fluently', but that would be a lie. My French had become fractured and matey had decided to speak in English, which was even worse than my French.

After a long and confusing discussion about Duchamp the artist, we came to Duchamp the chess player. And then, somehow, me the chess player, which I insisted was not a subject worth pursuing. Frenchie didn't think so, though: 'Oh man, I got this friend, Johnny Joyce, he's *crazy*, real crazy, plays chess and @#$% all day, he used to be the second best player in Ireland... really bonkers... I'll give him your number man, he'll take you down, seriously, he's mad...' I fear that by this point that my dear French chum definitely *did* have my number. So any day now I'm terrified of some crazy Irish chess player phoning me up and 'taking me down'. Please, can any of you Irish lads tell me more?

'I say you might be, the second best player in Ireland, the second best, second best...' (with apologies to Mrs Doyle)

Mar-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Funny, I completely forgot I'd ever posted here. I beat old Joycey (the chessplaying one) last weekend. In, I think, 24 moves. I suppose I should upload it.
Feb-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  theagenbiteofinwit: A way a lone a last a loved a long the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.
Feb-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  theagenbiteofinwit: <Al Wizir> was clever enough to know my name.
Jul-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  MarkThornton: John Joyce is a member of a distinguished cricketing family. He has 5 sibllings (3 brothers and 2 sisters) who have played cricket for Ireland. His most famous brother is Ed Joyce: John gets a mention in the Family section of Ed's Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Joy...
Jul-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Cricket and chess - the Joyces sound like my kind of family.

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