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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: 651
Years covered: 2007 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2639 (2634 rapid, 2647 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640

Overall record: +207 -112 =246 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 86 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (104) 
    B90 B30 B27 B48 B42
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C65 C67 C78 C70 C92
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B90 B96 B91 B97
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B18 B17
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C07 C05 C04 C10
 King's Indian (16) 
    E60 E62 E67 E63 E70
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (46) 
    C65 C78 C67 C77 C99
 Grunfeld (46) 
    D85 D80 D83 D76 D97
 Sicilian (44) 
    B90 B51 B50 B22 B47
 English, 1 c4 c5 (23) 
    A34 A31 A32 A36 A35
 English (21) 
    A15 A16 A13 A10 A11
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A45 D02 E00 A40 A50
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Bok vs W Spoelman, 2014 1-0
   B Bok vs Yu Yangyi, 2014 1-0
   K Stupak vs B Bok, 2016 0-1
   Nakamura vs B Bok, 2016 0-1
   S Sargissyan vs B Bok, 2017 0-1
   B Bok vs M Bluvshtein, 2011 1-0
   T Burg vs B Bok, 2017 0-1
   M Admiraal vs B Bok, 2016 0-1
   S B Hansen vs B Bok, 2017 1/2-1/2
   S Guramishvili vs B Bok, 2017 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   Corus Group C (2010)
   Fagernes GM Open (2014)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2011)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   World Youth Championship (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2014)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 St Louis Summer Classic (Group A)
   J Xiong vs B Bok (May-23-18) 1/2-1/2
   B Bok vs P Prohaszka (May-22-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Indjic vs B Bok (May-21-18) 1/2-1/2
   B Bok vs V Durarbayli (May-20-18) 1/2-1/2
   D G Fridman vs B Bok (May-19-18) 0-1

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BENJAMIN BOK
(born Jan-25-1995, 23 years old) Netherlands

[what is this?]
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 Group B (2014) with 7/11. (2)

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

(1) http://ratings.fide.com/title_appli...; (2) http://ratings.fide.com/title_appli...; (3) http://www.schaakstadgroningen.nl/f...


 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 651  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  0-1422008Open 14-wyccD85 Grunfeld
11. B Bok vs N Navalgund  1-0682008Open 14-wyccB32 Sicilian
12. B Bok vs D Swiercz  ½-½382008Open 14-wyccB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. M Berchtenbreiter vs B Bok  0-1422008Open 14-wyccA15 English
14. J Vakhidov vs B Bok  0-1722008Open 14-wyccA15 English
15. V S Gujrathi vs B Bok  1-0762008Open 14-wyccA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. B Bok vs M Krzyzanowski  1-0452008Open 14-wyccB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. B Bok vs M Lagarde  0-1382008Open 14-wyccB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Srinath Narayanan vs B Bok  1-0492008Open 14-wyccC53 Giuoco Piano
19. B Bok vs E Baboyan 1-0362008Open 14-wyccB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. D Naroditsky vs B Bok  1-0592008Open 14-wyccA15 English
21. B Bok vs S Del Rio Angelis  ½-½312009GibtelecomB06 Robatsch
22. D van Heirzeele vs B Bok  0-1442009GibtelecomD97 Grunfeld, Russian
23. B Bok vs M Al Sayed  ½-½542009GibtelecomB07 Pirc
24. D Berczes vs B Bok  1-0282009GibtelecomD85 Grunfeld
25. B Bok vs J Flores Chico  1-0372009GibtelecomC12 French, McCutcheon
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 651  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: FM Benjamin Bok, Netherlands, born 1995. Now rated 2337, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

U12 champion of the Netherlands:
http://www.ed.nl/regio/veldhoven/30...

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.

May-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 5th place in Limburg Open (Belgium) 21-24 May 2010, ahead of several GM's and IM's:

http://www.limburgopen.nl/uitslagen...

Jan-13-11  BIDMONFA: Benjamin Bok

BOK, Benjamin
http://www.bidmonfa.com/bok_benjami...
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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). http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/...
Jan-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Doesn't impress me. Only plays bok moves.
Jan-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: <Jim Bartle: Doesn't impress me. Only plays bok moves.>

The Goldberg Variations?

Jan-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Jan-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart - "Sergeant Benton, chap with the wings, five rounds rapid".

:)

Jan-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: He capped a good tournament by winning his 3rd GM norm. Congratulations GM Bok.
Dec-11-15  ketchuplover: ...on winning the London Classic Fide Open
Dec-11-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Willem Wallekers: Good job, Benjamin!!
Jan-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Benjamin Bok!!
Jan-25-16  ketchuplover: FOCUS !!!!!!!!!
Mar-15-17  technical draw: B Bok. Great jazz.
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