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Benjamin Bok
B Bok 
Benjamin Bok playing in the Groningen Chess Festival 2012 in Groningen.
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Number of games in database: 822
Years covered: 2007 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2624 (2626 rapid, 2674 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640
Overall record: +253 -138 =296 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 135 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B90 B30 B48 B42 B27
 Ruy Lopez (54) 
    C78 C65 C67 C70 C80
 Sicilian Najdorf (32) 
    B90 B96 B91 B97
 King's Indian (24) 
    E60 E62 E67 E63 E81
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B18 B17
 French Defense (23) 
    C11 C07 C05 C10 C04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B51 B90 B50 B94 B23
 Grunfeld (55) 
    D85 D80 D83 D91 D97
 Ruy Lopez (54) 
    C65 C78 C67 C77 C69
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A45 D02 E10 E00 A50
 English, 1 c4 c5 (26) 
    A34 A35 A31 A37 A32
 English (24) 
    A15 A16 A13 A10 A11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Bok vs Spoelman, 2014 1-0
   B Bok vs Y Yu, 2014 1-0
   N Grandelius vs B Bok, 2010 0-1
   K Stupak vs B Bok, 2016 0-1
   B Bok vs M Bluvshtein, 2011 1-0
   S B Hansen vs B Bok, 2017 1/2-1/2
   Nakamura vs B Bok, 2016 0-1
   J L Watson vs B Bok, 2015 0-1
   S Sargissyan vs B Bok, 2017 0-1
   B Bok vs M Markovic, 2016 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London Chess Classic Open (2015)
   Groningen Open (2017)
   Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship (2022)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   Fagernes GM Open (2014)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Wch U14 (2008)
   European Championship (2018)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Karpos Open (2014)
   European Championship (2014)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 Summer Chess Classic A
   A Hakobyan vs B Bok (Aug-10-23) 1-0
   B Bok vs J Burke (Aug-09-23) 1/2-1/2
   R Sadhwani vs B Bok (Aug-08-23) 1/2-1/2
   B Bok vs I Nyzhnyk (Aug-07-23) 1/2-1/2
   B Bok vs Sasikiran (Aug-06-23) 1-0

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(born Jan-25-1995, 28 years old) Netherlands

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Bok became a FIDE Master in 2009, an IM in 2010 and a GM in 2014.

He earned his IM norms at Groningen 2009, Corus C 2010 and at NK Algemeen 2010. (1) He earned his first GM norm at the European Club Cup (2011), his second GM norm when he scored 6/9 at the Oslo Chess International Håvard Vederhus` Memorial GM tournament in 2013, and his 3rd GM norm when he placed 6th with 7/13 at the category 14 Tata Steel Challengers (2014) with 7/11. (2)

Runner up at Groningen 2014 (3) and was =3rd at the Dutch Championship (2015).

(1); (2); (3)

Wikipedia article: Benjamin Bok

Last updated: 2019-01-25 04:48:23

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 822  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Bok vs M de Jong  0-136200711th Essent OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
2. A van den Berg vs B Bok  0-145200711th Essent OpenA16 English
3. B Bok vs F Erwich  ½-½52200711th Essent OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
4. R Pruijssers vs B Bok  1-038200711th Essent OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
5. B Bok vs J R Markus  1-039200711th Essent OpenC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
6. S Christensen vs B Bok  0-153200711th Essent OpenC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. B Bok vs P Schuurman  ½-½42200711th Essent OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. B Bok vs B Tondivar  ½-½36200711th Essent OpenC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
9. Y Afek vs B Bok  1-029200711th Essent OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. L Munasinghe vs B Bok  0-1422008Wch U14D85 Grunfeld
11. B Bok vs N Navalgund  1-0682008Wch U14B32 Sicilian
12. M Berchtenbreiter vs B Bok  0-1422008Wch U14A15 English
13. B Bok vs Swiercz  ½-½382008Wch U14B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. J Vakhidov vs B Bok  0-1722008Wch U14A15 English
15. V S Gujrathi vs B Bok  1-0762008Wch U14A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. B Bok vs M Krzyzanowski  1-0452008Wch U14B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. B Bok vs M Lagarde  0-1382008Wch U14B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. S Narayanan vs B Bok  1-0492008Wch U14C53 Giuoco Piano
19. B Bok vs E Baboyan 1-0362008Wch U14B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. Naroditsky vs B Bok  1-0592008Wch U14A15 English
21. B Bok vs D Reinderman  0-1402008Groningen Open-AB33 Sicilian
22. M Heller vs B Bok  0-1402008Groningen Open-AD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
23. B Bok vs M R Venkatesh  ½-½992008Groningen Open-AB33 Sicilian
24. M de Jong vs B Bok  ½-½302008Groningen Open-AC78 Ruy Lopez
25. B Bok vs A Simutowe  ½-½412008Groningen Open-AB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 822  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: FM Benjamin Bok, Netherlands, born 1995. Now rated 2337,

U12 champion of the Netherlands:

Jan-17-10  jon01: He is another young participant in Corus C 2010.

Last year he played in Gibtelecom (had a chance to meet GMs Nakamura and Berczes, whom he lost) and Groningen Festival, where he was really doing well by beating GM Alon Greenfeld and GM Sipke Ernst.

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  Tabanus: 5th place in Limburg Open (Belgium) 21-24 May 2010, ahead of several GM's and IM's:

Jan-13-11  BIDMONFA: Benjamin Bok

BOK, Benjamin

Jul-23-11  Raspje: Bok (2507) is performing very well in Biel, by defeating GM Ivan Cheparinov (2669) with white in round 5 (4-5).
Jan-12-14  Jim Bartle: Doesn't impress me. Only plays bok moves.
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  tamar: <Jim Bartle: Doesn't impress me. Only plays bok moves.>

The Goldberg Variations?

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  Penguincw: Congratulations to Benjamin Bok who became the world's new grandmaster. Today, he drew Etienne Goudriaan (B Bok vs E Goudriaan, 2014) and has earned what he needed to become a GM.
Jan-25-14  Appaz: Celebrations for player of the day! He brings <fireworks> himself, in the form of his round 2 win B Bok vs Y Yu, 2014
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart - "Sergeant Benton, chap with the wings, five rounds rapid".


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  Penguincw: Happy 19th birthday to GM Benjamin Bok!

Someone should update the bio.

With 1 round to go at Tata Steel (Group B) (2014), Bok is currently +1. Excluding today's result, he has gained 6 rating points at this tournament.

Jan-26-14  twinlark: He capped a good tournament by winning his 3rd GM norm. Congratulations GM Bok.
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  ketchuplover: ...on winning the London Classic Fide Open
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  Willem Wallekers: Good job, Benjamin!!
Jan-25-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Benjamin Bok!!
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  ketchuplover: FOCUS !!!!!!!!!
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  technical draw: B Bok. Great jazz.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Benjamin Bok. Not only is he a GM now (compared to my initial post here), but he's also 24 now!
Jan-25-22  Albertan: GM Bok has a Twitter Channel at:

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