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🏆 Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkamp (2017)

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The Tata Steel Top-tienkamp was played in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands 20-29 January 2016. Official site: ... [more]

Player: Casper Schoppen

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Schoppen vs G Ketzetzis  ½-½472017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampB33 Sicilian
2. R Praggnanandhaa vs C Schoppen  1-0532017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampA07 King's Indian Attack
3. C Schoppen vs Pierre Laurent-Paoli  ½-½272017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampB07 Pirc
4. T Beerdsen vs C Schoppen  ½-½982017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampC50 Giuoco Piano
5. C Schoppen vs L van Foreest  ½-½352017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
6. C Schoppen vs Hing Ting Lai  1-0472017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. L Vereggen vs C Schoppen  0-1752017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampC53 Giuoco Piano
8. C Schoppen vs T Maenhout ½-½282017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampA58 Benko Gambit
9. A Pijpers vs C Schoppen  1-0652017Wijk aan Zee Top-tienkampB27 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-30-17
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  WannaBe: This is known as "Group C" of the tournament... Thought Group C was kaput.
Jan-30-17
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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. "

http://www.tatasteelchess.com/news/...

Jan-30-17
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  LucB: It's interesting to note that the young Indian Praggnanandhaa won all 4 games he played with white.
Aug-02-17
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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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