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John J Cox
Number of games in database: 161
Years covered: 1975 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2306 (2308 rapid, 2346 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2423

Overall record: +56 -59 =43 (49.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (26) 
    A15 A13 A10 A11 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A28 A20 A25
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A37 A36 A34
 King's Indian (6) 
    E70 E91 E90 E71 E97
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    E00 A41 A45 E10
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E32 E20 E37
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C67 C65 C77 C68 C84
 French Defense (7) 
    C10 C05 C12 C00 C02
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E00 A46 D04 D02 E10
 Slav (5) 
    D10 D17 D11
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C98 C85 C91 C84
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Conquest vs J Cox, 2005 0-1
   Karpov vs J Cox, 1982 0-1
   J Cox vs D Guthrie, 2016 1-0
   L Thiede vs J Cox, 2003 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   Isle of Man Masters (2007)
   Isle of Man Masters (2014)
   London Chess Classic (Open) (2014)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   London Chess Classic Open (2019)

   🏆 London Chess Classic Open
   J Cox vs E Kirk (Dec-06-19) 0-1
   D Abrahams vs J Cox (Dec-05-19) 0-1
   J Cox vs Rajat Makkar (Dec-04-19) 1-0
   Mikhail Sedykh vs J Cox (Dec-03-19) 1/2-1/2
   J Cox vs J Moussard (Dec-02-19) 0-1

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(born May-22-1962, 57 years old) United Kingdom

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International Master

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Short vs J Cox 1-0211975LondonB07 Pirc
2. P Gelpke vs J Cox  ½-½271980FRG-ch int U18D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. J Cox vs D Friedgood  1-0411981TournamentA02 Bird's Opening
4. I D Wells vs J Cox  1-0291981Amey Roadstone Young MastersB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. J Cox vs I D Wells  0-1501981SCCU U21A28 English
6. Karpov vs J Cox 0-1341982LondonC05 French, Tarrasch
7. J Cox vs D Kopec  1-0561982Philips&Drew KnightsB56 Sicilian
8. J Cox vs Hebden  ½-½391983BCF-chA05 Reti Opening
9. Speelman vs J Cox  ½-½411983BCF-chE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. Keene vs J Cox 1-02619837th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. J Cox vs P Large 0-1221984London P&D KnightsA00 Uncommon Opening
12. S Conquest vs J Cox  1-0402002BCF-chT 0203 (4NCL)A80 Dutch
13. S Chanda vs J Cox  1-0562002British Chess ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. J Cox vs T D Coote  1-0372002British Chess ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
15. J Cox vs S Williams  ½-½352002British Chess ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
16. J Cox vs G Meins  0-1462003European Club CupA28 English
17. L Thiede vs J Cox  ½-½322003European Club CupA36 English
18. J Littlewood vs J Cox  1-04920044NCLB02 Alekhine's Defense
19. Kiriakov vs J Cox 1-03720052nd Coventry Chess InternationalE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. J Cox vs Tkachiev  0-14120052nd Coventry Chess InternationalE90 King's Indian
21. J Cox vs P K Wells  ½-½1520052nd Coventry Chess InternationalE20 Nimzo-Indian
22. S Conquest vs J Cox  0-1472005Bremen win the BundesligaA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
23. A G Ashton vs J Cox  1-0462005First Saturday SeptemberB02 Alekhine's Defense
24. P K Wells vs J Cox  ½-½1720064NCLA09 Reti Opening
25. J Cox vs N Davies 0-13120064NCLA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-20-06  Cecil Brown: I'm pretty sure that John J Cox = Cox = JJ Cox = Cox JJ = J Cox

He is an English FM and author of several recent books for everyman chess

Jan-20-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <Cecil Brown> I'm not sure. There is also a Jim Cox around and other people with surname Cox. (David Cox, Tristan Cox, Reginald Cox, etc.)

(source: database)

Jan-20-06  Cecil Brown: <EmperorAtahualpa> Hmmm, I checked there before posting and John J was the only Cox I could find.ChessLab had a couple of other Cox's (Tr and Jonathan), but they were very recent.

Chessbase says John J Cox was born in 1962, so he looks a good bet for the older games, especially those in Britain.

The BCF online database has a few more Cox's:-

But John J is by far the strongest and most likely to have played the games in this database.

I only said *pretty* sure :-)

Jan-20-06  euripides: <cecil> I think these games are by John Cox.
Jan-20-06  dakgootje: probably most are from Cox, no matter which one from who ;-)
Jan-12-07  who: He's an IM according to his FIDE rating card.

Has anyone looked at his book on d4? Is it any good.

Mar-07-07  ChesterTheJester: It is very good, particularly (I imagine) for those under 2050 ELO. Very informative and thoroughly engaging!
Apr-11-07  Interbond: How is this book "Starting Out: 1.d4 a reliable repertoire for the improving player" compared to Richard Palliser's "Play 1.d4!" and Angus Dunnington's "Attacking with 1.d4"?

Is Dunnington's d4 repertoire less reliable than the two others?

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  keypusher: FWIW, I like his book on Alekhine's defense very much.
Aug-08-08  zoren: its a solid book, i imagine its good for anyone who never really plays 1. d4 and anyone building their repetoire. its lacking in pure theory, but it outlines all of the plans fairly well (which is why its suited probably pre-master level).

i play 1. e4 (i play around 1900 FIDE assuming it is FIDE=USCF-100) exclusively but when i read it, people who played 1. e4 then something like g6 !? or d6!?, i can start using weapons that are traditionally from d4 systems, so its an informative book either way.

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  MissScarlett: The worst afro in chess history:
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