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Benjamin Bok vs Johan-Sebastian Christiansen
"Johan-Sebastian? Bok!" (game of the day Nov-30-2018)
Tradewise Gibraltar (2015), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 7, Feb-02
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0


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  WannaBe: Alright, who ever came up with this (pun), time to fess up!!


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  OrangeTulip: From the perspective of a simple earthling the moves of both players are of extraterrestial order. A game between two Martians who had too much paddos:)
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  offramp: Benjamin Bok was the progenitor of the <Game of the Day> for 26th November 2018 as well: B Bok vs Lahno, 2015.

Obviously he's a lucky guy. Oddly, "bok" is a slang Irish term for a man who brings bad luck at horse races.

Nov-30-18  Autoreparaturwerkbau: In Slovenian and Croatian language (me being Slovenian) word "Bok!" means something like "Ciao!" or "Hey!" or "See you later!" or "Bye!".

So when i read the pun, it easily seemed to me 'Johan Sebastian? Bye!" like as if i just dismissed him from the chessboard. Funny stuff.

Nov-30-18  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Alluding to game black's <22...b5?> was a mistake, immidiately handing initiative to white for the rest of the game.

Simple <22...Qxh3> or some other patient move was sufficient to put further pressure on white's cramped position.

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  thegoodanarchist: So far all of the comments today for this game have been great! (Except this one).

Good job everyone

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  whiteshark: Teared by bok to pieces
Nov-30-18  Castleinthesky: Bok-lava serves dessert? I agree that the <22...b5> Killed Black's initiative.
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  OrangeTulip: Bok is a Dutch family name (we have quite a few). And Bok means a male goat. When I read the pun the association with Bach comes to mind. Well the game could be seen as a kind of fuga in re minor
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  Sargon: <Nov-30-18 WannaBe: Alright, who ever came up with this (pun), time to fess up!!>

I confess. I forgot to give myself credit...

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  OhioChessFan: A bit complicated for a pun, but worth it.
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