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Tata Steel Top-tienkamp Tournament

Lucas van Foreest6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Thomas Beerdsen5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Arthur Pijpers5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Thibaut Maenhout5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Hing Ting Lai4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Casper Schoppen4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Pierre Laurent-Paoli4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Lars Vereggen3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Georgios Ketzetzis0.5/7(+0 -6 =1)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Tata Steel Top-tienkamp (2017)

The Tata Steel Top-tienkamp was played in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands 20-29 January 2016. Official site: Schedule, results and final standings: Lucas van Foreest qualified for the Tata Steel (Challengers) (2018), joining his older brother Jorden van Foreest. (1, 2)

See also Tata Steel (2017) and Tata Steel (Challengers) (2017).

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pierre Laurent-Paoli vs L van Foreest  ½-½262017Tata Steel Top-tienkampE12 Queen's Indian
2. T Beerdsen vs R Praggnanandhaa  ½-½312017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC77 Ruy Lopez
3. C Schoppen vs G Ketzetzis  ½-½472017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB33 Sicilian
4. Hing Ting Lai vs A Pijpers  ½-½182017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA20 English
5. L Vereggen vs T Maenhout  0-1462017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB54 Sicilian
6. Pierre Laurent-Paoli vs T Beerdsen  ½-½562017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. R Praggnanandhaa vs C Schoppen  1-0532017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA07 King's Indian Attack
8. G Ketzetzis vs Hing Ting Lai  0-1242017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. A Pijpers vs L Vereggen  ½-½412017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. L van Foreest vs T Maenhout  1-0402017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA57 Benko Gambit
11. T Maenhout vs A Pijpers  0-1242017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA28 English
12. L Vereggen vs G Ketzetzis  1-0652017Tata Steel Top-tienkampD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Hing Ting Lai vs R Praggnanandhaa  1-0322017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA05 Reti Opening
14. C Schoppen vs Pierre Laurent-Paoli  ½-½272017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB07 Pirc
15. T Beerdsen vs L van Foreest  ½-½232017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC47 Four Knights
16. L van Foreest vs A Pijpers  ½-½312017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC01 French, Exchange
17. Pierre Laurent-Paoli vs Hing Ting Lai  ½-½482017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
18. T Beerdsen vs C Schoppen  ½-½982017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC50 Giuoco Piano
19. G Ketzetzis vs T Maenhout  0-1542017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. R Praggnanandhaa vs L Vereggen  1-0552017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA04 Reti Opening
21. L Vereggen vs Pierre Laurent-Paoli  ½-½712017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB07 Pirc
22. T Maenhout vs R Praggnanandhaa  1-0662017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA28 English
23. A Pijpers vs G Ketzetzis  1-0312017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB30 Sicilian
24. Hing Ting Lai vs T Beerdsen  ½-½292017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. C Schoppen vs L van Foreest  ½-½352017Tata Steel Top-tienkampE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  WannaBe: This is known as "Group C" of the tournament... Thought Group C was kaput.
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  whiteshark: " <Another van Foreest to join the elites> 30-01-2017

Lucas van Foreest did not waste any time on Sunday to make sure that at least one Van Foreest will be representing his illustrious chess family on stage during the 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in 2018.

He beat Lars Vereggen in no time with the black pieces in the final round of the <Top Amateur Group>. [-->L Vereggen vs L van Foreest, 2017

A draw would have been sufficient to take first place but at some point going for the win did not seem to involve any risk any longer, according Dutch champion Jorden van Foreest’s younger brother.

<‘Somebody had to step up’>, said Lucas after his game. <‘Unfortunately, we cannot rely on Jorden any longer’>. And indeed, the older brother did not fare well in this year’s edition of the Challengers section of the tournament.

In the last round, Jorden spoiled a winning position against Swedish grandmaster Nils Grandelius [-->J van Foreest vs N Grandelius, 2017 only to finish at a lowly 12th spot with a meagre 4 points.

And while their younger sister Machteld once more showed great promise in Wijk aan Zee and one day might be amongst the elite in the Moriaan playing hall, a position on the stage is not within her reach yet.

Lucas, however, got there at the first opportunity that came along.

<‘I sort of expected to win here. Hell, I played great chess’>, he said with a wink of his eye. But he actually did play great chess. There were times that chess pundits claimed the situation was clear: Jorden was, is and will ever be the best Van Foreest. They may think again, however. "

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  LucB: It's interesting to note that the young Indian Praggnanandhaa won all 4 games he played with white.
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  Tabanus: http://amateurevents.tatasteelchess..., I updated the standings table according to it. Apparently Ketzetzis did not play the last two rounds.
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