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Benjamin Bok vs Wouter Spoelman
"More Bang for the Bok" (game of the day Jun-17-2016)
Dutch Championship (2014), Amsterdam NED, rd 7, Jul-13
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47)  ·  1-0

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Jul-14-14  Prudov: The position after 23…♘c4 would make a fine puzzle: 24♕e6!! followed by 26♗d4! and 27♕c4!!. 31♖e8! makes a nice finish!
Jul-16-14  luzhin: Yes, a great brilliancy, not least because 26.Bd4! is not just the only winning move, but the only move not to lose. As for 24.Qe6!!, it's the sort of move that could make us fall in love with chess all over again.
Sep-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  hesyrett: IMO 26 Bd4 and 27 Qxc4 are rather obvious, but 24 Qe6!! definitely isn't.  My analysis runs 24 Qe6 fxe6 25 Bxe6+ Kf8 26 Rf7+ Ke8 27 fxg7 Nf6! (threatening 28... Qd2+ etc.) 28 Rf8+ Ke7 29 Bxc4! Qxf8 30 Bc5+ Kd7 31 gxf8=Q Rxf8 32 Bxf8 bxc4 33 gxf6 Ke6 34 Be7 and White should win the B's of opposite colors endgame eventually.  I wonder if Bok saw all that or whether 24 Qe6 was intuitive.
Sep-25-14  siggemannen: wow, what a game!!
Jan-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Is this Bok any good?
Jan-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: This brilliancy missed the Game Collection: Best Games of 2014 by one point. Such a shame because a potential title "Boooooock, Bok-Bok" was cited by the site as one of the worst puns ever.

Didn't someone suggest a Pun Graveyard?! ;>D

Jan-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: It is reasonably certain that <PaulLovric> would find <Bok-Bok> amusing.
Apr-30-16  clement41: Fla-bber-gas-ting!!!
Jun-17-16  Virgil A: Fantastic game by Bok
Jun-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: The sacrifices are wild! White wins big!
Jun-17-16  ajile: Black needed to find a good way to give material back before White's attack became too strong.


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For example the anti-intuitive 18..Qe4!?
gives back material and weakens White's strategy considerably.


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It's not easy though to find a move like this over the board with the clock ticking.

Jun-17-16  posoo: but they call him

MISTERRRR

Bokkitosis,,,,

Mister Mister BOKi-TOSE.

I SAID
I SAID

MISTER
BOOOKKKKITOSIS

Jun-17-16  posoo: I <3 chusgums.com, somhow it makes da old posoo CRAZY
Jun-17-16  morfishine: White was all 'Bok-ed' up
Dec-15-16  razetime: So many sacrifices.. The board goes haywire.
Jan-25-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: 26.Bd4. Amazing how long the queen was remaining in tension.

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