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Nigel Short vs John J Cox
London (1975)
Pirc Defense: Kholmov System (B07)  ·  1-0


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Feb-25-07  IMDONE4: nice game by short... strange way to play the pirc, but impressive attack
May-12-07  Emma: Absolute carnage!
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  FSR: Short-Cox? I got an e-mail from someone who claims to be able to help with that. I have also seen a game Short-Cummings.

Horrid play by Black.

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  perfidious: <FSR: Short-Cox? I got an e-mail from someone who claims to be able to help with that.>

Run a Google search on this player and you might have some luck: Braden Bournival.

In 2004, I was at work near the end of a twelve-hour turn, and I picked up a copy of the business section in that day's USA Today. It amazed me to see his name, especially once I read the piece.

There are still some fools out there in this world, I'm here to tell you!

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  FSR: The guy sounds like a real dick. :-)
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  perfidious: <FSR> We played several events together at the end of my career, and met in one-he was then about 2000, but rapidly improving. Stereotypical clean-cut kid, bit nerdy in appearance.

His downfall was that he made the mistake of listing his LLC as his home address, and the tax boys came a-calling one day, looking for some members, um, $$$.

During one of the New Hampshire Opens (their state championship), he was approached by a journalist while playing. His response was 'Get the f**k away from me!', after which he bolted from the playing hall.

The putative interviewer (or should that be 'pudative'?) wrote that it was the first time a subject had ever run away from him.

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  FSR: There is a good link, which in turn has another good link, at's page on this guy: and Sounds like his spam job likely paid off better than his chess career, probably even after he settled with AOL. Amazing that people, even some well-educated people who presumably have functional brains, fall for this sort of thing. But I guess if one looks at the other sort of nonsense people believe, it's not so surprising (religious claims, O.J.'s innocence, Rush Limbaugh, etc.).
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  perfidious: <FSR> But OJ was acquitted!

Doesn't that mean he didn't do it?

Here's a hoot for you: Bournival has a website, on which in order to post, one must leave one's name and email address. Think he's a mite paranoid, or simply being cautious, what with the hornet's nest he stirred up?

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  FSR: <perfidious> Or maybe he's trying to collect e-mail addresses for his next spamming project.
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  perfidious: <FSR: <perfidious> Or maybe he's trying to collect e-mail addresses for his next spamming project.>

He'd best look elsewhere for his augmentation line, lol.

Bet you're right about his deal with AOL-if the kid had any brains, he salted some away before being caught out, though now he says he's having a hard time without being able to play online poker. When it comes to that, I know how he feels.

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