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IMlday
Member since Mar-23-04 · Last seen Oct-20-21
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 1779 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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 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 ...
 
   Oct-22-12 J Peters vs L Day, 1977
 
IMlday: If I'd known I'd only missed a draw instead of a win then I would only have been half as disappointed! :)
 
   Sep-24-12 R Morrison vs I Findlay, 1982 (replies)
 
IMlday: Ian became much stronger when he switched to QGDs from the 'junky' Modern Benoni. In this game 14.g4 was Karpovian, exploiting 11..Re8?! since the N has no convenient future. Maybe then ..Re8-f8!? clearing the way for ..Nf6-e8 made some sense.
 
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