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Benjamin Bok vs Loek van Wely
Dutch Championship (2010), Eindhoven NED, rd 4, Jun-15
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-15-10  chessgames2010: As weird a game as any
Jun-15-10  thatsgameboys: Were these guys getting paid by the move?
Jun-16-10  Blunderdome: Here's the story:

http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/e...

Jun-17-10  evlozare: haven't seen a game stranger than this one, one for the books!
Jun-17-10  evlozare: a thirty-eight moves drawn game!
Jun-17-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: weird game! sad incident..

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Jun-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: From ChessBase:

First it's important to know that Loek was volunteering to take part in a medical experiment to measure heart-rate etc. during a chess game:

<We must mention that Loek is taking part in a medical experiment to measure the stress levels a chess player has to undergo during a tournament. ... The sensors are attached to Loek's torso to monitor heart and breathing with the Dutch media fascinated by the experiment that is being conducted ... Sensor on his chest and hand detect skin resistance ... >

Then the game.

<That, if we count correctly, is a thirteen-fold reptition. What happened? Apparently van Wely was annoyed with his young opponent, who had received a wildcard from the organisers. Instead of going 13.h4 and playing for a win, Bok started to repeat. "It made me very angry," said Loek – and the medical technicians were able to measure this directly – "because I understood that he had gone for a draw from the start. As a wildcard he should play sharp and gain experience; instead he goes straight for the draw like an idiot." The many-times Dutch champion kept repeating and his opponent did the same. Afterwards Bok said that he offered van Wely the draw twice, but his opponent simply didn't accept it.>

I know Tim Krabbé has a record for "longest uncalled repetition" or something like that. If this isn't the record it's got to be a contender.

Nov-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Why stop at thirteen repetitions?

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