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John Grantley Cooper
J Cooper 
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Number of games in database: 243
Years covered: 1973 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2223
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +76 -86 =81 (47.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (19) 
    E92 E94 E91 E93 E64
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E30 E31 E41 E52 E43
 English (10) 
    A10 A14 A15 A13 A17
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A58 A56 A61 A70
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A41 A40 D02 E00
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (20) 
    E92 E73 E81 E60 E98
 Sicilian (20) 
    B40 B83 B22 B23 B44
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A14 A18
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C69 C95 C77 C91 C78
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E48 E53 E32 E52 E42
 Sicilian Scheveningen (8) 
    B83 B80 B82 B81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O W Rigaud vs J Cooper, 1974 0-1
   D Johnston vs J Cooper, 1981 0-1
   R W Smith vs J Cooper, 1976 0-1
   C Sreeves vs J Cooper, 2017 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Welsh Championship (1985)
   Welsh Championship (1984)
   Welsh Championship 1980/81 (1980)
   British Championship (1978)
   British Championship (1979)
   British Championship (1991)
   British Championship (1988)
   British Championship (1980)
   British Championship (1989)
   1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1977)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   British Championship (2015)

   🏆 Four Nations Chess League
   J Cooper vs M Wadsworth (Oct-23-22) 0-1
   J Pein vs J Cooper (Oct-22-22) 1/2-1/2
   J Cooper vs P Roberson (May-06-19) 0-1
   H Stepanyan vs J Cooper (May-05-19) 1-0
   J Cooper vs R Reimanis (May-04-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-14-1954, 68 years old) United Kingdom

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John Grantley Cooper was born in Cardiff, Wales. Awarded the IM title in 1984, he was Welsh champion in 1976 (jointly), 1978 (jointly), 1984, 1985, 1992 (jointly), 1993 (jointly), 1994, 1995 and 1996. He also played for Wales in ten Olympiads, from 1974 to 1992.

Wikipedia article: John Grantley Cooper

Last updated: 2021-07-04 07:51:15

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 253  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Cooper vs Beliavsky  0-1531973Wch U20 prel-AE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
2. Beliavsky vs J Cooper 1-0391973Wch U20 fin-AB44 Sicilian
3. J Cooper vs J Adamski  1-0281974Nice ol (Men) prelE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
4. O W Rigaud vs J Cooper 0-151974Nice Olympiad qual-1C30 King's Gambit Declined
5. A S Segal vs J Cooper  1-0291974Nice Olympiad qual-1D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J Cooper vs Petrosian 0-1491974Nice Olympiad qual-1E91 King's Indian
7. J Bellon Lopez vs J Cooper  ½-½411974Nice Olympiad Final-AA14 English
8. G Bordonada vs J Cooper  1-0371974Nice Olympiad Final-AC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. J Cooper vs Parma  0-1341974Nice Olympiad Final-AE31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
10. Csom vs J Cooper  1-0421974Nice Olympiad Final-AB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. J Cooper vs P Markland  0-1401974Nice Olympiad Final-AA58 Benko Gambit
12. H Kestler vs J Cooper  ½-½151974Nice Olympiad Final-AA14 English
13. J Cooper vs Najdorf  1-0321974Nice Olympiad Final-AA56 Benoni Defense
14. H Ree vs J Cooper  1-0311974Nice Olympiad Final-AE92 King's Indian
15. L Liljedahl vs J Cooper  0-1301974Nice Olympiad Final-AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
16. J Cooper vs Lombardy  ½-½581974Nice Olympiad Final-AD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Nunn vs J Cooper 1-0351976SurreyC50 Giuoco Piano
18. M Truran vs J Cooper  ½-½401976Varsity Oxford-CambridgeE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
19. J Padilla Liceaga vs J Cooper  0-1331976Haifa OlympiadB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. R W Smith vs J Cooper  0-1321976Haifa OlympiadC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
21. J Cooper vs G Philippe  0-1511976Haifa OlympiadD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. J Cooper vs M Dienavorian  1-0411976Haifa OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Yanofsky vs J Cooper  ½-½481976Haifa OlympiadC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
24. J Cooper vs L Schorr  1-0391976Haifa OlympiadA55 Old Indian, Main line
25. S Rubanraut vs J Cooper  1-0361976Haifa OlympiadE77 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: John Grantley Cooper
Born 14th May 1954 in Cardiff, Wales
He was Welsh champion in 1976 (joint), 1978 (joint), 1983-84 and 1984-85 and was awarded the IM title in 1984.
May-14-06  BIDMONFA: John G Cooper


Jul-03-21  Nosnibor: There is another J G Cooper who was born in Nottingham and now resides in the North of England. He played chess for Nottinghamshire chess team and although now in his seventies is still a strong player.
Jul-03-21  Nosnibor: There is another John G. Cooper who use to play for Nottingham in County matches but now resides in the North of England. I have played him three times and he is a talented player.
Jul-04-21  Nosnibor: I have now discovered that there is a further John G Cooper who resides in Hull and is also a strong player.
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Dude is doing well to have his own Wikipedia page. Did he write it himself?
Jul-04-21  Z legend 000000001: <Missy> not likely, given <Uldis s>'s extensive history.

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