In 2017, Spanish news outlet ElPais.com posted a piece called "La jugada mágica de Bogolyúbov" or "The magical play of Bogoljubov." The article recalled a chess match between grandmasters Ludwig Rellstab and Efim Bogoljubov in 1940. In the video attached to the article, Leontxo García, the host of a video series on chess for El Pais, used a chessboard diagram to re-enact the match. At one point in the video, García described a particular move by Bogoljubov as "maravillosa" or "outstanding". Pretty soon, people started using the screenshot of that particular moment as a meme.

The reaction image is often posted to express a genuine or, in some cases, sarcastic response to a well-executed (or poorly executed) plan. The phrase is usually quoted as a caption in an image featuring a man gesturing towards a chessboard diagram. And some of them are as outstanding as Bogoljubov's move!

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Maryam Siddiqui
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XD kinda sad tho

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As for the perpetrators who inspired the original video in the first place, Bogoljubov and Rellstab faced off 14 times playing classical chess, and Bogoljubov won 7 to 1, with 6 draws.

Sam Copeland, National Master and Director of Content for Chess.com, told Bored Panda that he really enjoyed not only the 'outstanding move', but the entire game García had analyzed."[It's] a gorgeous 'miniature' (a game of fewer than 25 moves, rare among masters) which shows some very attractive ideas from White to force the early victory."

Copeland also provided us with very interesting details surrounding the game. "Interestingly, it was organized by the Nazis in occupied Poland. The white player, Efim Bogoljubov, a two-time world championship challenger, was actually born in Kiev but lived in Germany after he was interred there during WWI. This happened because he was playing the Mannheim 1914 tournament when war was declared between Germany and Russia, and he was not allowed to leave Germany thereafter," he explained.

"The star move is 16.Bg6!!", he said, highlighting that chess players add two exclamation marks to indicate a brilliant move. "It is striking because White offers three sacrifices: the bishop may be captured by two black pawns (either capture allows Nxd6+ as in the game) and the knight on c4 may be captured (when White has the excellent move Rxe6+!). Sacrifices in chess are always attractive, but sacrifices on an 'empty square' such as g6 are considered particularly striking because you are offering up your pieces without immediately gaining anything in return."

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

Well played!

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Candidate Master (CM) James Coleman from England also agreed to take a look at it, saying that his impression is "Black played a risky opening that didn't pay off and never fully equalized the game. Black probably should have tried 10...d6 to stop White from playing e4-e5, although White would have retained the advantage in any case. This was definitely one key moment." 

As for 16.Bg6, the 'outstanding move', Coleman described it as "beautifully aesthetic".

"[White put the piece] on a square where it could've been captured two different ways, but neither capture solved Black's problems. It's the sort of move that can be quite hard to see as the brain often filters such moves out as they are counter-intuitive in appearance."

"Realistically though, the game was just a typical example of a top player dismantling his weaker opponent and the game seems unremarkable with the exception of the Bg6! Bolt from the blue." Coleman said.


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Downunderdude
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1 month ago

Brilliant!

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

It's not dangerous to flat earthers because there is a wall of ice around the earth.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

He just pointed out how unfair dress codes can be.

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Pamela24
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1 month ago

Am I the only one who's rubbed the wrong way by the policy? Ugh. (No discussion about how excellent the guy in the picture is, though.)

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

now that IS indeed an outstanding move

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shemeowsalot
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1 month ago

Bro said he wants to leave LET HIM LEAVE

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

They made a good move, but he was unbelievably naive.

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shemeowsalot
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1 month ago

cat.exe has stopped working. Disable lemon virus to reactivate the cat.

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

yess i dont get it with hieght, i mean i know its good to have some standards but men cant change their hieght, i mean the perfect man could be waiting for u and u wont date him cause he 5'7 or somethin?

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Al Jones
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1 month ago

Kind of funny and kind of smart, yes. But why even bother creating/joining a team if you're tricking teams into not showing up?

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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1 month ago

I actually don't want nudes. Yes, I'm old.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

I wonder how many people fell for this.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

You have to expect dad replying with a dad joke.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

McDonalds losing this trademark was a case of hypocrisy. They tried to ban the company supermac's from using their similar sounding name but couldn't prove their case and lost their entire trademark in return.

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Vic
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1 month ago

If you are emailing the doc, just pray the teacher does not decide to select all and check.

Val Izhakevich
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1 month ago

...or do it in the footnotes.

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Daniel Lewis
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1 month ago

I make some of my sentences more wordy. "in accordance with the instructed need to have the essay measured as a certain total length (in number of words), I add additional words as needed to reach the required essay length."

Bob Belcher
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1 month ago

I tell people to do this with their resumes. In the footnotes type in a bunch of business jargon related to your line of work. Most large companies use HR software that search for buzz words to pull possible interview candidates. Change the text color to white and set font size to 1.

Mascha Claessens
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1 month ago

...and people (students) really think teachers don't know about these moves? :') I ALWAYS check.

John Smith
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1 month ago

Is this... a double meme?

Celeste Grant
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1 month ago

Teachers know this, and also know what a 700 word essay looks like, give or take. If the essay looks a few lines shorter than it should be then we do check. One of the reasons for asking for all essays to be formatted in the same way is that it's more noticeable.

QueenoftheSquids
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1 month ago

I did this in a science exam

purple pill pete
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1 month ago

I remember pulling thing like this on my professors. The old ones being forced by university to work with new technonogy they couldn't keep up with. When docx was a new thing we'd send them a random file in this format knowing they couldn't open it. You'd get it sent back requesting a version in doc format. That would easily buy you extra days to work. A friend of mine once handed in a paper hours after deadline from an e-mail account hosted by a country in a different time zone so the time reiceived in their inbox would show hours earlier. Apperently the outdated universities e-mail service could be tricked like that back then.

Charlie Meehan
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1 month ago

A smol problemo with this is that u can still highlight the words so if there’s other writing on the doc and the teacher highlights ur shit to see how much you’ve written ur screwed

Bradford Johnson
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1 month ago

i am, somehow at the same time, upset i didnt think about this in college and glad to know people are smarter than me.

Id row
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1 month ago

Just repeat 'Screw Flanders' at the end until you get to the count. (If you saw that Simpsons ep, you know what I'm talking about, lol)

elfin
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1 month ago

Wouldn't it be easier to just write a few more words?

Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

I have tried this but my teacher then made me print it.

Jo Choto
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1 month ago

Oh wow. That's a good cheat.

Pedro Hasashi
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1 month ago

Imagine how much hidden text could be out there...

Trevor Berg
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1 month ago

How we used to make sure our websites were at the top of search engines back in the day...

DanieLegz
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1 month ago

In primary school we had to write a story and it had to fill 2 sheets. I just wrote bigger than I usually would and left bigger gaps

Mimi M
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1 month ago

I once wrote a 20 page paper and added a previous paper I had written as an appendix. Presto - 40 page paper. And btw, there was no length requirement, I just wanted to pad the assignment to the max.

pepper 2015
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1 month ago

Can someone explain?

Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

When you type your essay there is a word count and if you can’t get all the words required then the person is suggesting that when you complete your essay and there isn’t enough words to then change the font colour to white so it doesn’t show on the essay and type some random letters to up the word count.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

That’s pretty clever, especially since teachers don’t have the time to count every word on everyones essays.

Dynein
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1 month ago

They CAN, however, select all and turn the text color to black. The above advice has been around for years...

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Mshauri Mazuri
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1 month ago

Gave me an idea

LittleMissLotus
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1 month ago

I mean, there's no rule that the words have to be real ;)

kjorn
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1 month ago

it says words… not letters

Peko
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1 month ago

Press space every few letters.

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BorPand8
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1 month ago

Word automatically keeps track of the word count no matter what color the text is. And doing this on a printed essay is just stupid.

BananaGirl
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1 month ago

Thats the point.....

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Daniel H.
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This is from a Swedish cartoonist called Jan Stenmark. His humor is very specific. I find him hilarious but a lot of people don't. I would recommend checking him out.

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

do ppls parents actually do this!!??(also that was great payback😉)

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Madison Feehan
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1 month ago

I wish for a million more wishes....

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

It definitively broke for the better.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

This gave me an idea for my own funeral. May I'll add knocking sounds.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Now, this was an unexpected move.

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Madison Feehan
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1 month ago

Make it a million!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

bahaha, that would suck big time but it is so creative.

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Maryam Siddiqui
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1 month ago

wait is it biting her or hugging her hand.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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I was curious and decided to google why a school would ban bags and apparently it was for health and safety reasons. The students were expected to just carry their books in their arms instead.

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

Old bay is amazing. I use it nearly everyday

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Vic
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1 month ago

If you copy from one source it's plagiarism, if you copy from multiple it's research..

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Anne
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1 month ago

so now he only eats dominos?

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Madison Feehan
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1 month ago

Same here

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shemeowsalot
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1 month ago

UNO REVERSE

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Vic
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1 month ago

And they are dumb enough to fall for that! It's a win!

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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1 month ago

Yes, but it'll only last half as long.

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago (edited)

Now we all can clap on our own shoulders.

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Ilya Ditkovskiy
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1 month ago

*cocks a magnum* magic missile

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

You can't be that desperate, can you?

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visvalin Vamadevan
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1 month ago

Dad jokes for the win

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