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Manuel Bosboom
M Bosboom 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
Number of games in database: 1,304
Years covered: 1982 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2395 (2398 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +533 -391 =340 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 40 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (109) 
    A15 A10 A13 A11 A14
 Sicilian (60) 
    B22 B51 B52 B30 B50
 English, 1 c4 e5 (55) 
    A20 A28 A21 A25 A22
 King's Indian Attack (47) 
    A07 A08
 English, 1 c4 c5 (35) 
    A30 A36 A31 A37 A38
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    E00 A46 A40 E10 D02
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (229) 
    B42 B22 B90 B43 B50
 King's Indian (129) 
    E94 E95 E67 E69 E91
 Queen's Pawn Game (68) 
    A50 A40 A45 A46 D02
 Sicilian Kan (48) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Sicilian Najdorf (46) 
    B90 B93 B96 B91 B94
 Sicilian Scheveningen (28) 
    B84 B80 B81 B85 B83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Bosboom vs V Ouwendijk, 2006 1-0
   M Bosboom vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1995 1-0
   D Howell vs M Bosboom, 2009 0-1
   M Bosboom vs E Teichmann, 1984 1-0
   Kasparov vs M Bosboom, 1999 0-1
   Tiviakov vs M Bosboom, 1999 0-1
   Negi vs M Bosboom, 2007 0-1
   M Bosboom vs Nijboer, 2009 1-0
   M Bosboom vs Leko, 2014 1-0
   Aagaard vs M Bosboom, 1999 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Reserve Group (2000)
   Dutch Championship (1990)
   Donner Memorial Open (1994)
   Muenster Open (1994)
   Corus Group C (2007)
   Hoogovens-B (1991)
   Leeuwarden Open (1993)
   Corus Group B (2001)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   Dutch Open (1989)
   Lost Boys Open (1997)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Gibraltar Masters (2012)
   European Club Cup (2013)

   🏆 TCh-BEL -22
   M Admiraal vs M Bosboom (Dec-05-21) 1-0
   T Willemze vs M Bosboom (Nov-27-21) 1-0
   M Bosboom vs R van Arkel (Nov-06-21) 1-0
   J Geurink vs M Bosboom (Oct-09-21) 0-1
   J Sarrau vs M Bosboom (Sep-24-21) 1-0

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(born Jan-24-1963, 59 years old) Netherlands

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IM Manuel Bosboom is best known as a creative blitz specialist. Scored a GM norm at the European Club Cup (2013). Bosboom is a chess player who plays particularly strong in so-called fast chess games,in which the players have to play their game with a short reflection period of five minutes or less. For example, he won in Wijk aan Zee during such a match in 1999 against the then world champion Garri Kasparov.

Bosboom is seen as an original chess player who takes risks. Chess player Lex Jongsma once called him a "fearless attack player". The "Zaan wizard" regularly comes up with surprising variants, and turns many parties into a spectacle.

He currently plays for the chess club En Passant in Bunschoten.

Wikipedia article: Manuel Bosboom

Last updated: 2022-01-22 12:48:49

 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,303  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bosboom vs C Hansen  0-1321982EU-ch U20B06 Robatsch
2. M Bosboom vs P Cramling  1-0231982EU-ch U20B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. M Bosboom vs Ehlvest  0-1351982EU-ch U20B06 Robatsch
4. M Bosboom vs R Kuijf  1-0591982NED-ch U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. M Bosboom vs P Heaven  1-0261982EU-ch U20B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. Jose Gil vs M Bosboom  0-1371982EU-ch U20C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. Nijboer vs M Bosboom  0-1431982EU-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
8. L Schandorff vs M Bosboom  0-1401982EU-ch U20C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
9. Greenfeld vs M Bosboom  0-1281982EU-ch U20A05 Reti Opening
10. M Franic vs M Bosboom  ½-½491982EU-ch U20E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. M Bosboom vs M Pyernik  1-0371982EU-ch U20B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. M Bosboom vs M L Condie  0-1631982EU-ch U20B06 Robatsch
13. M Bosboom vs C D'Amore  0-1581982EU-ch U20B06 Robatsch
14. I Stohl vs M Bosboom  1-0421982EU-ch U20E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. G de Boer vs M Bosboom  0-1381983NED-ch sf BE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. M Bosboom vs Y Visser  1-0241983NED-ch sf BC02 French, Advance
17. L Tolhuizen vs M Bosboom  ½-½441983NED-ch sf BB08 Pirc, Classical
18. M Bosboom vs F van der Vliet  0-1441983NED-ch sf BB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. C Stehouwer vs M Bosboom  ½-½401983NED-ch sf BB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. M Bosboom vs R Douven  1-0341983NED-ch sf BB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. T van der Heijden vs M Bosboom  ½-½271983NED-ch sf BE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. Hebden vs M Bosboom  ½-½861984Regency MastersB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
23. M Bosboom vs I Josephs  1-0451984Regency MastersB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. P Littlewood vs M Bosboom  1-0461984Regency MastersA59 Benko Gambit
25. M Bosboom vs A Blees  ½-½601984Regency MastersC02 French, Advance
 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,303  PGN Download
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Jul-11-04  nikolaas: <shrOpshire> In fact, it's not pronounced Bosboom, but Bosbohm. Bos means forest and boom means tree.
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  tamar: <Bos means forest and boom means tree.> You could still have fun and just yell TIMBER!!!
Jan-22-05  cade: Woah his picture scares me
Sep-01-05  EmperorAtahualpa: I guess this must be the brother-in-law of Tea Bosboom-Lanchava. (Tea Basboom-Lanchava's husband's name is Harold Bosboom).
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  WannaBe: rather 'interesting' looking for a chess player. :-)
Sep-01-05  WMD: Another comment disappears down the memory hole. You wanna try living in Holland [sic], then you'll see what I mean.
Sep-01-05  RookFile: Interesting guy. He'll lose to Stefanova one day, and beat Kasparov on another.
Sep-01-05  PaddyAlekhine: This guy really looks a lot like Robert Carlyle.<WMD> hey why did your comment disappear?
Apr-12-06  dakgootje: Ah cmon guys thats just one of the better pics here around, okay if you only look at how the pic is shot, not of who it is made as then of course the top-10 will be dominated by female players. I mean, its something differant then some old guy waiting patiently behind the chessboard =)

<I would just shout out BOSBOOM!> took me some second reading before i realised what you meant...always hard if you dont immediately understand how differant words and names are pronounced throughout the world =)

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  Willem Wallekers: Ethel Portnoy is an American lady who migrated to Holland and now writes books in Dutch. She wrote that during her early days in Holland, she used to face a tree in the park and shout out: Boom boom!
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  chancho: He has the kind of stare that says: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. The Bosboom knows!
Dec-02-07  hitman84: He looks like Bruce Campbell in the famous horror movie. :)
Jan-16-09  BIDMONFA: Manuel Bosboom


Jan-16-09  AnalyzeThis: <chancho: He has the kind of stare that says: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. The Bosboom knows! >

Kasparov found out:

Kasparov vs M Bosboom, 1999

Jan-18-09  AliMatok: Bosboom is on the lead, watch out guys...he is a real ghost after all. scary performance, buts its premature to conclude yet
Jan-22-09  Ragh: Here's a funny pic of him at Corus 09..

<Thus far, however, most attention has been grabbed by the second-lowest rated player in the event, Dutch IM Manuel Bosboom. Those readers who have followed my reports from the Hastings tournament over recent years will know that we have a "Mr Entertainment" in English chess, name of Simon Williams. Win, lose or draw, Simon's games are hardly ever dull. Manuel Bosboom is certainly Holland's answer to Simon, a restlessly creative and endlessly enterprising player, whose games are always great value. Within The Netherlands, he is most well-known as a blitz specialist, and back on 1999, when Garry Kasparov was ruling the Wijk aan Zee roost, Manuel was even allowed into the rest day blitz event, in which all the A Group players participated. Kasparov dominated that event too, but his sole defeat was against Bosboom! This year in Wijk aan Zee, Manuel has led from day one, when he used his trademark creativity to defeat David Howell with he black pieces.>

Jan-22-09  dehanne: <Here's a funny pic of him at Corus 09..> Maybe he saw a mouse.
Jan-26-09  Billy Vaughan:
Aug-06-09  nescio: Bosboom's games are often entertaining. Two days ago in Vlissingen another grandmaster went down in the complications he created. [Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.08.04"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Ernst, Sipke"]
[Black "Bosboom, Manuel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A42"]
[WhiteElo "2598"]
[BlackElo "2444"]
[PlyCount "88"]

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 a6 5. Be3 c6 6. a4 a5 7. Be2 Na6 8. Qd2 Nf6 9. Rd1 O-O 10. h3 d5 11. exd5 cxd5 12. Nf3 Nb4 13. O-O Bf5 14. Ne5 Rc8 15. c5 b6 16. cxb6 Qxb6 17. Rc1 Rfd8 18. g4 Be6 19. f3 Ne8 20. Rfd1 Nd6 21. Nb5 f6 22. Nxd6 Qxd6 23. Nd3 Qg3+ 24. Kf1 Qxh3+ 25. Kf2 Qh2+ 26. Kf1 Qh3+ 27. Kf2 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 Qh2+ 29. Kf1 h5 30. Nf4 Bf7 31. Bg1 Qh1 32. gxh5 g5 33. Ng6 Qxh5 34. Nxe7+ Kf8 35. Nc6 Qh3+ 36. Kf2 Re8 37. Nxb4 g4 38. Qf4 Bh6 39. Qd6+ Kg8 40. Rc3 axb4 41. Rb3 Qh4+ 42. Kf1 g3 43. Ke1 g2+ 44. Kd1 Rc8 0-1

The final position is worth a picture:

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Jul-08-13  CFMEU: Playing in the Amsterdam international summer tournament 2013. 3rd seed.
Jul-08-13  TheFocus: His nickname is the Boombox Man.
Sep-15-14  LouLou: Fantastic victory against Peter Leko yesterday in the European Clup Cup Tournament!

M Bosboom vs Leko, 2014

Jan-24-16  waustad: Is he married to
Jan-24-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Manuel Bosboom!!
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  Joshka: Check out "Guy in a bar said he beat Kasparov" on youtube
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