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Lionel Joyner
Number of games in database: 47
Years covered: 1951 to 1988
Overall record: +22 -13 =12 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1 (2 games)
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(born Mar-28-1932, died 2001, 69 years old) Canada

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Lionel Berry Joyner was born on the 28th of March 1932 in Montreal, Canada. He was Canada's representative to the first World Junior Championship in 1951. He played on the Canadian team as alternate at the 1958 Chess Olympiad & accumulated 7 points in 13 team games.

In 1975, in Vancouver he shared 1st place in Paul Keres Memorial Tournament. He was Canadian Closed Champion in 1961.

He was Canadian Open Champion in 1955, 1957, 1959, and 1960. He won the Golden Knights Postal Tournament in 1961-62.


Last updated: 2022-02-14 03:47:45

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 47  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs L Joyner 1-03219511st World U20 chC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. L Joyner vs R Martin  ½-½471952HollywoodA12 English with b3
3. Pomar Salamanca vs L Joyner  1-0441952HollywoodC05 French, Tarrasch
4. L Joyner vs Graf-Stevenson  1-0421952HollywoodA28 English
5. H Steiner vs L Joyner  1-0301952HollywoodD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. L Joyner vs Kashdan  1-0281952HollywoodE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
7. L Joyner vs Dake  1-0441952HollywoodE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
8. J Cross vs L Joyner  ½-½271952HollywoodD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. L Joyner vs V Pafnutieff  1-0511952HollywoodD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Gligoric vs L Joyner 1-0201952HollywoodE14 Queen's Indian
11. G Raletich vs L Joyner  0-1451955Canadian ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
12. L Joyner vs R Draxl  1-0221955Canadian ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
13. P Vaitonis vs L Joyner  0-1221955Canadian ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. L Joyner vs W Jursevskis  ½-½401955Canadian ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
15. L Joyner vs H Matthai  1-0811955Canadian ChampionshipA21 English
16. I Theodorovich vs L Joyner  0-1551955Canadian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
17. L Joyner vs M Fox  1-0431955Canadian ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
18. F Bohatirchuk vs L Joyner  1-0411955Canadian ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. L Joyner vs F R Anderson  0-1451955Canadian ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. G Fuster vs L Joyner  1-0451955Canadian ChampionshipA28 English
21. L Joyner vs R Siemms  ½-½211955Canadian ChampionshipA10 English
22. L Joyner vs T Sakellaropoulos  ½-½421958Munich Olympiad qual-4A10 English
23. L Joyner vs J M Ribeiro  ½-½591958Munich Olympiad qual-4A21 English
24. Ivkov vs L Joyner  1-0471958Munich Olympiad qual-4E60 King's Indian Defense
25. L Joyner vs J Rejfir  ½-½481958Munich Olympiad qual-4A34 English, Symmetrical
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Mar-28-08  Eastfrisian: It seems, that he had resigned very early. I have never heard about him before.
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  IMlday: In the 1964 Canadian Open at Scarborough Joyner shared third with Duncan Suttles and Denis Allan. Pal Benko won despite losing to 2nd-finisher Zvonko Vranesic. I made an even score. Joyner later moved to Alberta and eventually worked on the Vancouver stock market.
Mar-28-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
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  GrahamClayton: Won the 1956 Montreal Championship with a "picket fence" score of 17-0.

The British Columbia Chess Federation holds a memorial tournament in his name each year.

Mar-28-11  theodor: dear Lionel, I'll drop some vodka on the floor(balkan custom), in case you're thirsty. cheers!
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  Penguincw: Congratulations on being Player of the Day.
Mar-28-11  DiscoJew: "Play the French defense!"
-Lionel Joyner

He loved the French and recommended it to everyone as a weapon vs. 1.e4

Mar-29-11  Everyone: I've never regretted playing it.
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  Domdaniel: Curious how many dedicated French players (Joyner, Vaganian, and, uh, me) play Reti/English/KIA systems with White.
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  perfidious: <Domdaniel> Korchnoi and Petrosian were two others who essayed this approach.

In my career at master level, I played mostly 1.d4/c4 and the French was a favourite, along with the Caro-Kann and 1....e5. As I used to average 150 games per year in much of the 1980s, it was boring playing the same old thing all the time. Here's to variety!

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  Domdaniel: I think it was largely Korchnoi's repertoire in his 1974 match with Karpov that influenced me to play the English with White and the French with Black. He drew every game with the French (having lost with a Dragon and a Petrov) - and he always got interesting games with White.
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  Tabanus: He ended 2nd in the Vancouver (1965) zonal after Daniel Abraham Yanofsky, with Duncan Suttles in 3rd place. But after Yanofsky withdrew, it was Suttles who went to the Sousse Interzonal (1967).

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