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Manuel Bosboom
M Bosboom 
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Number of games in database: 333
Years covered: 1982 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2410 (2398 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +108 -133 =80 (46.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (26) 
    A13 A11 A15 A10 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (16) 
    A20 A28 A22
 English, 1 c4 c5 (14) 
    A30 A36 A37
 Sicilian (13) 
    B51 B52 B30 B33 B56
 King's Indian Attack (10) 
    A07 A08
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E00 A46 A40 A45 A50
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B42 B80 B90 B96 B22
 King's Indian (31) 
    E94 E95 E67 E80 E69
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A50 A40 A46 D02 A45
 Sicilian Kan (13) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B90 B96 B91 B93
 Sicilian Scheveningen (12) 
    B80 B84 B81 B85
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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
   Kasparov vs M Bosboom, 1999 0-1
   Tiviakov vs M Bosboom, 1999 0-1
   M Bosboom vs E Teichmann, 1984 1-0
   M Bosboom vs Leko, 2014 1-0
   M Bosboom vs Nijboer, 2009 1-0
   J Aagaard vs M Bosboom, 1999 0-1
   Negi vs M Bosboom, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Reserve Group (2000)
   Dutch Championship (2004)
   Corus Group C (2007)
   Corus Group B (2001)
   Dutch Championship (2007)
   Corus Group C (2005)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)

   🏆 Batavia
   M Bosboom vs R Kevlishvili (Mar-04-18) 0-1
   T Beerdsen vs M Bosboom (Mar-03-18) 1-0
   M Bosboom vs Liam Vrolijk (Mar-02-18) 0-1
   M Santos Ruiz vs M Bosboom (Mar-01-18) 1-0
   A Kashlinskaya vs M Bosboom (Feb-27-18) 0-1

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(born Jan-24-1963, 57 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).

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 333  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bosboom vs R Kuijf  1-0591982NED-ch U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. I Stohl vs M Bosboom  1-0421982EU-ch U20E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. M Bosboom vs E Teichmann 1-0371984Ramsgate opC39 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Hebden vs M Bosboom  ½-½751984Sixth Regency MastersB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. Lombardy vs M Bosboom  1-0281985OHRA-BB50 Sicilian
6. M Fette vs M Bosboom 1-0361985CopenhagenC50 Giuoco Piano
7. M Bosboom vs Ermenkov 1-0411985Amsterdam opC34 King's Gambit Accepted
8. J Van Mil vs M Bosboom  1-0461986NED-ch sf BB40 Sicilian
9. L Pliester vs M Bosboom  0-1431987NED-ch sf AA07 King's Indian Attack
10. G Timmerman vs M Bosboom  0-1401987NED-chTB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. J Brenninkmeijer vs M Bosboom  ½-½911988NED-chE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. M Bosboom vs G Welling  1-0461988KNSB leagueB06 Robatsch
13. Sosonko vs M Bosboom  1-0371988NEDE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
14. Van Wely vs M Bosboom  1-0281988NEDE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. M Bosboom vs Piket  ½-½461988NED-chB30 Sicilian
16. M Bosboom vs Van der Wiel  0-1451988NED-chB33 Sicilian
17. P Van der Sterren vs M Bosboom  ½-½241988NED-chE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
18. R Kuijf vs M Bosboom  1-0551988NED-chB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. M Bosboom vs R Cifuentes  0-1331988Amsterdam OHRA-BB89 Sicilian
20. H Ree vs M Bosboom  0-1301988Amsterdam OHRA-BE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
21. M Bosboom vs Miles  0-1691988Amsterdam OHRA-BB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. Piket vs M Bosboom  1-0231988Amsterdam OHRA-BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. J Brenninkmeijer vs M Bosboom  ½-½621988Amsterdam OHRA-BA58 Benko Gambit
24. Y Visser vs M Bosboom  1-0331988Amsterdam OHRA-BA07 King's Indian Attack
25. M Bosboom vs Ftacnik  ½-½661988Amsterdam OHRA-BB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 333  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?
Sep-01-05  sitzkrieg: I get the impression Bosboom is not the only one using LSD
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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