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Member since Mar-23-04 · Last seen Jun-06-23
b. 1949; IM 1972; =1st 1980 World Open; 1st Canadian Ch. 1990; played 13 olympiads; semi-retired since 2001; living in Toronto.
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   IMlday has kibitzed 1781 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-20-23 L Day vs Kuprejanov, 1972
IMlday: Not a blitz game at all. It was FIDE 4-game match rules, played at 40/150 then 18/60 with no increment and an Arbiter to hold the sealed move (42.Rxb3) envelop. I thought at the time that 43..Nd5 was the losing move since 43..Kf5 44.Kc4 Ke4 45.Rb6 Ng4 46.Re6+ Kf5! 47.Re7 Rf8! and I ...
   Mar-20-23 L Day vs Francisco Silva, 1971 (replies)
IMlday: Yes, I found the scoresheet. Black is Francisco Silva R. It is the first round, preliminaries, board 3 between Canada and Mexico. My guess without a computer is that 14..Nxa3+ is simply losing as White gets more than enough for the gambit.
   Feb-01-21 D Allan vs L Day, 1980 (replies)
IMlday: As I used the terms, a Pterodactyl was simply a cross between a "Rat" (1..g6) and a Dragon where play did not transpose to one or the other. The basic reptilian idea is to breath fire down the long diagonal. A bonus was that when original complex positions arise early in the game a ...
   Dec-08-20 Botvinnik vs F Demanuele, 1977
IMlday: A pleasant bit of nostalgia indeed. I watched this at the time. Fred was my doctor for twenty years before retiring to Malta. At the 1980 Malta Olympiad he volunteered as team doctor, driver and tour guide, a big factor in Canada's good result.
   Sep-10-19 L Day vs A Kalotay, 1965 (replies)
IMlday: You guys are luring me out of lurkdom with this early morning dose of meganostalgia. I was an A-player with almost no experience against Masters yet somehow I had beaten Grimshaw and held Fuster and miraculously, despite the opening crimes, was beating Andy. At move 25 he had less ...
   Aug-23-19 L Day vs Bill Evans, 1995 (replies)
IMlday: Typo here with 39..Rc7 (I wish!) but actually he played the shot 39..Rc2!
   Mar-28-16 L Day vs K Valkesalmi, 1986 (replies)
IMlday: 9.Re1 was actually 9.Qe1 played so later hangage to ..Bxf2 or ..Nd3 forks was not available.
   Jan-21-15 I Theodorovich vs L Day, 1962 (replies)
IMlday: I was so green that this was the first time I faced a master. But I learned a good lesson in how playing 0-0 & ..h5 can allow irresistible mating attacks. This insight produced lots of points, even against masters. Compare this game L Day vs E Vano, 1980
   Dec-22-12 L Day vs Kuprejanov, 1969 (replies)
IMlday: This was my most traumatic game ever. A win would give me the IM title. The opening is a bit psychological as his play-with-the-pieces classical style disdained pawn warfare, as in the correct ..b7-b5 plan. So he clowns around with ..Ra6-b6 and then with 21..Ra6 offers a draw. ...
   Oct-30-12 K Rogoff vs L Day, 1971 (replies)
IMlday: This is the last round of the World Students team championship and the U.S. needs 1.5/4 to guarantee the silver medal (The Soviets have gold locked) Bruce Amos and Peter Biyiasas defeat Bill Martz and Jim Tarjan. On top board Andy Soltis seems much better against Suttles. As Ken ...
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