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Garry Kasparov vs Manuel Bosboom
"Bosboom Shakalaka Boom!" (game of the day Feb-17-2012)
Hoogovens Blitz (1999) (blitz), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 10, Jan-18
Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50)  ·  0-1



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Oct-20-05  lentil: 37. ...g5
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  chancho: Manuel lowered the "Bosboom" on Kasparov.
Sep-12-06  KingG: <10 out of 12? Try 21.5 out of 22, which is Fischer in 1971 at the Manhattan Blitz championship, or 19/22 at Herceg Novi.

I'd say that opponents like Tal, Korchnoi, Petrosian, Smyslov, or Bronstein are stronger than Mr. Bosboom, wouldn't you?> Trust <RookFile > to bring up Fischer in a completely unrelated discussion.

Personally, i think a field including the likes of Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Ivanchuk and Topalov looks every bit as impressive as one mentioned above.

Sep-12-06  sitzkrieg: <WMD, others> According to this (dutch) source Ljubojovic ended tied for first with Kaspy (and also won his game against K)at the SWIFT blitz tournament in '87. Is this another tournament?? or correct?
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  chancho: Here is the game Ljubojovic won (the only game he ever won ) against Gazza.

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1987

May-23-08  Alphastar: <RookFile: I'd say that opponents like Tal, Korchnoi, Petrosian, Smyslov, or Bronstein are stronger than Mr. Bosboom, wouldn't you?>

I doubt they were much better at blitz. Bosboom is an excellent blitz player, best of the Netherlands. His FIDE rating is only an indication of his normal time control strength, not blitz.

Feb-17-12  abstract: Wow.. great win
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  al wazir: Why 27. Bg5 and not 27. Bh6, with a mate threat?
Feb-17-12  Shams: <al wazir> See <beatgiant>'s post below.
Feb-17-12  MORPHYEUS: Did I send this pun?
Feb-17-12  Rook e2: I quess it's hard to understand english puns (just like the pun with Denker). Bos-boom means forest-tree by the way
Feb-17-12  kellmano: Great pun, but shouldn't it be bosboom shakalakalaka boom?

A nice demolition job by the black queen and bishop

Feb-17-12  goodevans: The second pun this month based on the relatively common Dutch surname ending of "boom".

As previously mentioned, the Dutch pronunciation of "boom" is not the same as the English and so these puns somewhat miss the mark.

Feb-17-12  King Death: <goodevans> Isn't the "oo" in Dutch pronounced like the word "oh" (the "long O" sound) in English?
Feb-17-12  King Death: <Sep-01-05
TheAlchemist: <RookFile> Come on, you're getting annoying. I think we all agree that Fischer's win in Herceg Novi was the best ever blitz performance. What more do you want?>

It sure gladdens my heart that some things stay the same. <RookFile> is just as annoying today as he was more than 6 years ago.

Feb-17-12  MORPHYEUS: <Great pun, but shouldn't it be bosboom shakalakalaka boom?>

You're half-correct.

It's <bosboom shakalakalaka boom, bosboom shakalaka boom boom>

I used the second phrase.

Feb-17-12  Memethecat: 50Qa8 insane move, but it was all over anyway, the black B was ready to eat 2 pawns & white was helpless to stop it. IMO 42g4 was the losing move, if GK had got the R or Q behind the g pawn before advancing it, who knows. But who am I to second guess "arguably" the greatest player the world has ever known.
Feb-17-12  Everett: In the game, I don't understand 21.c4, relinquishing the dark squares. It seems White has problems finding a useful role for his two bishops, the LSB in particular. In retrospect, perhaps he should have exchanged it for the Nc6.
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  Penguincw: Wow. I thought Hoogovens was classical not blitz.

P.S. Nice game!

Feb-17-12  pedro123: If you didn't know who the players were you'd think that White was a timid patzer. Did somebody slip something in his drink?
Feb-17-12  Rook e2: <Penguincw: Wow. I thought Hoogovens was classical not blitz.>

Hoogovens/CorusSteel/TataSteel is classical. This must have been a side event or so

Feb-17-12  Cucurbit: Kasparov's opening was weak here. The first ten moves just look like overconfidence to me. After 10 ... Rb8, black has everything black ever wants out of the Sicilian.
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  Penguincw: < Rook e2: <Penguincw: Wow. I thought Hoogovens was classical not blitz.>

Hoogovens/CorusSteel/TataSteel is classical. This must have been a side event or so >

Yah. That makes sense. Even if the blitz event is 13 rounds. :-\

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  kevin86: A rare defeat by the champ from outside the top players.
Feb-17-12  goodevans: <King Death: Isn't the "oo" in Dutch pronounced like the word "oh" (the "long O" sound) in English?>

From what I remember in my time out there that's a pretty close approximation.

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