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.

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Daniel H.
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1 month ago

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😉)

Malakai
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1 month ago

Yup. My parents did it when I was little. They also smashed all my rock and metal CDs. 20 years later, I'm still screaming FFF***********CCCCCCCCKKK to my favorite metal bands 😂

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

Good on you. Moronic parents

Anna Neemus
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Moronic kid. Could have died.

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Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

is this illegal now? its a bit risky doing this becuase soap isnt exactly safe to swallow

Nia Loves Art
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1 month ago

It’s not outright illegal but there was a case where a little girl died and the mother was charged. Doing it is putting yourself at risk of legal action if anything goes wrong.

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Signe Manat Hansen
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1 month ago

Wow, you guys have awful parents

Paul SD
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1 month ago

Went to a private boarding school. When I was about 12, two of us were caught swearing by a cleaner and she told the headmaster. He put us in the annex and we sat there with a bar of soap in our mouths. After only two minutes it starts dissolving, and it very quickly becomes a mouthful of mushy soap. I had ulcers in my mouth for weeks. As soon as the head mistress heard about it, she came and stopped it. You could see she was not happy about it. That headmaster was old fashioned and really sucked up to the posh kids and their parents. I hated him. Inadvertently taught me to be a better person and not a social snob.

Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
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1 month ago

My grandparents would do this to my mom but instead of soap they would wash it out with hot sauce. And one of my uncles liked it so they had to change the soap!

Jessica
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1 month ago

Soap or hot sauce! Idk why it matters tho I cuss like a sailor still!!

Susun Wilson
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1 month ago

I was youngest of brother & 3 cousins, when in trouble my uncle gave me a glycerin soap, others regular. Not great, but it wasn't as bad as the boys, elders had! Still my favorite uncle!

Lisa Holman
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1 month ago

I've definitely heard of parents doing this, but mine never did, thank goodness. When my kid cussed accidentally in front of me at 15 yo, I just laughed.

Blackheart
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1 month ago

I call BS on this. Only because once, my dog ate a bar of soap. When I called the vet, they said not to worry it was fairly harmless, but would cause diarrhea. Also, this is an age old practice, and no one I know has ever gotten $5000 hospital sick from it.

Anna Neemus
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1 month ago

Dogs are different from humans, honey. It causes Diarrhea, vomitting blood, throat burns, vision loss, mouth/throat swelling, etc. bad idea

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Quiet Mystic
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1 month ago

This happened to me! A midwest daycare giver literally washed my mouth out with soap bc i wasn't quiet during sesame street!

Jace
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1 month ago

That’s horrible. That’s child abuse.

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Monday
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1 month ago

I washed my own mouth out with soap once cause of all the stories where parents threaten their kids with it.....I was 22

Harleen
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1 month ago

Wait, so this is like A Christmas Story? It literally was soap poisoning?! Someone needs to tell Ralphie!!!

Randy Klefbeck
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1 month ago

Owww, ....I don't necessarily think that was worth it.

Medídek Pů
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1 month ago

What kind of soap was that? A bleach??

Eloisa Hilton
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1 month ago

BUT... didn't you suffer, too?? I can't imagine the discomfort the soap did to your stomach!!

Beth Kramer
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1 month ago

"What brought you to this lowly state?" "It ...it was....soap poisoning!"

Lynn Morello
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1 month ago

My parents used to wash my mouth out with soap, I have raised my kids the same way, It doesn't make any difference to the swearing now, as much as it did when I was a kid. Such as 'Bloody Hell' was the worst I came up with when I was a kid, so much worse now.

Vicki Horsburgh
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1 month ago

Unlucky for me, my mam used washing up liquid!

Sharon Vaughn
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1 month ago

My mother slapped me instead. Never swore again.

Lisa Holman
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1 month ago

lol.. well played kid

ebony1k124 touch
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1 month ago

I guess the joke was on the parents!

Max L.
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1 month ago

Curse words policy removed succesfully.

Shull GaRett
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1 month ago

Now im just curious if farting would ever produce some bubbles after that...

Jace
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1 month ago

No. Unless you also have serious diarrhea and you shart; then maybe yes.

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Astrid Van Dam
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1 month ago

Wow IQ level 100000000

Christian Barnaby
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1 month ago

A 5000 dollar hospital bill, for swallowing soap? Sounds like you may be a liar.

Cat Nip Gal
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1 month ago

I think it was a joke

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Thalia Lovering
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1 month ago

Horrible parents, totally deserved it.

Lara Slater
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1 month ago

We got lava soap! It's basically straight lye!

Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

Hahaha, buy this girl a beer!

aussie snowdropper
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1 month ago

does that mean he/she was farting bubbles !!!!!

Andrew P Jump
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1 month ago

My mom used liquid soap, that b*tch.

shemeowsalot
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1 month ago

bad parenting karma

chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

Hit them were it hurts.

Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS??? Wow, bet your parents weren’t impressed.

Hans
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1 month ago

Maybe they learned how not to raise children, though.

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kjorn
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1 month ago

yeah… but if you lives at your parents house, you'll pay for it too.

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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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1 month ago

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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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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