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John Joyce
Number of games in database: 39
Years covered: 1993 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2008 (2003 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2267
Overall record: +6 -19 =14 (33.3%)*
   * 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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(born Jan-11-1970, 53 years old) Ireland

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Joyce vs T Clarke  0-1321993Dublin ZonalD85 Grunfeld
2. G O'Connell vs J Joyce  ½-½421993Dublin ZonalE97 King's Indian
3. J Joyce vs P Roberts  1-0311993Dublin ZonalA57 Benko Gambit
4. J Joyce vs Miles ½-½571993Dublin ZonalE70 King's Indian
5. A Dunn vs J Joyce  1-0471993Dublin ZonalA30 English, Symmetrical
6. C Barry vs J Joyce  1-0441993Dublin ZonalA04 Reti Opening
7. J Joyce vs F Rayner  ½-½161993Dublin ZonalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. D Kumaran vs J Joyce  1-0291993Dublin ZonalE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
9. J Joyce vs K Greer  1-0341993Dublin ZonalE15 Queen's Indian
10. D McMahon vs J Joyce  0-1381993Dublin ZonalE97 King's Indian
11. G Wall vs J Joyce  1-0231993Dublin ZonalA44 Old Benoni Defense
12. A Gillen vs J Joyce  ½-½841994IRL-chC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
13. A Baburin vs J Joyce  1-0341995Bunratty OpenA61 Benoni
14. B Kelly vs J Joyce  ½-½261995DublinA10 English
15. A Baburin vs J Joyce  ½-½591995BallyfermotA61 Benoni
16. A Baburin vs J Joyce  ½-½751995Chess Festival Dublin IREE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. J Joyce vs D McMahon 0-1371997Ch IrelandC34 King's Gambit Accepted
18. J Joyce vs A Baburin 0-1171999Bunratty OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. J Joyce vs S Brady  0-1281999Open (Masters)C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
20. J Joyce vs Nunn  1-0312004Bunratty MastersA04 Reti Opening
21. J Joyce vs K Haznedaroglu  ½-½622005European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E van Haastert vs J Joyce  1-0262005European Club CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. J Joyce vs S Siebrecht 0-1522005European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. J Joyce vs T Christensen  1-0622005European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. P Kuehn vs J Joyce  1-0302005European Club CupB44 Sicilian
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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."
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  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 :)
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  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.
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  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.

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  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)

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  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.
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  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.
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  theagenbiteofinwit: <Al Wizir> was clever enough to know my name.
Jul-17-13  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:
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  offramp: Cricket and chess - the Joyces sound like my kind of family.

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