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Dirk van Foreest
  
Number of games in database: 48
Years covered: 1883 to 1949
Overall record: +27 -10 =11 (67.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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DIRK VAN FOREEST
(born May-03-1862, died Feb-24-1956, 93 years old) Netherlands

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Dirk van Foreest was (unofficial) Dutch champion in 1885, 1886 and 1887.

Wikipedia article: Dirk van Foreest


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D van Foreest vs NN  1-0171883VAS WinterB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Loman vs D van Foreest  1-0281884DCA Congress 12thA13 English
3. L Benima vs D van Foreest  1-0321884DCA Congress 12thA13 English
4. D van Foreest vs C E A Dupre  ½-½451884DCA Congress 12thC42 Petrov Defense
5. W Siebenhaar vs D van Foreest 0-1451884DCA Congress 12thC58 Two Knights
6. D van Foreest vs L Benima  0-1531884DCA Congress 12thC13 French
7. C E A Dupre vs D van Foreest 1-0331884DCA Congress 12thC39 King's Gambit Accepted
8. D van Foreest vs C Messemaker 0-1421884DCA Congress 12thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. D van Foreest vs Loman  ½-½571884DCA Congress 12thC45 Scotch Game
10. C Messemaker vs D van Foreest 0-1341884DCA Congress 12thC67 Ruy Lopez
11. D van Foreest vs W Siebenhaar  1-0201884DCA Congress 12thC45 Scotch Game
12. D van Foreest vs L Content  ½-½571885DCA Congress 13thB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. L Content vs D van Foreest  0-1311885DCA Congress 13thC55 Two Knights Defense
14. D van Foreest vs L Benima 1-0341885Casual gameC37 King's Gambit Accepted
15. B J Meijer vs D van Foreest  0-1261886DCA Congress 14thC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
16. D van Foreest vs A Prange  1-0491886DCA Congress 14thC49 Four Knights
17. D van Foreest vs A van Foreest  ½-½311886DCA Congress 14thC46 Three Knights
18. L Benima vs D van Foreest  1-0231886DCA Congress 14thC56 Two Knights
19. D van Foreest vs C Messemaker 1-0211886DCA Congress 14thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. C Messemaker vs D van Foreest  0-1221887DCA Congress 15thC53 Giuoco Piano
21. D van Foreest vs J D Tresling  1-0371887DCA Congress 15thC51 Evans Gambit
22. D van Foreest vs L Benima  ½-½201887DCA Congress 15thC55 Two Knights Defense
23. J Pinedo vs D van Foreest  0-1231887DCA Congress 15thC33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. D van Foreest vs H Kothe  1-0321887DCA Congress 15thC10 French
25. D van Foreest vs Loman  1-0481887DCA Congress 15thC33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Feb-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Dirk van Foreest (1862-1956), Dutch Champion 1885, 1886 and 1887

http://www.schaakclubutrecht.nl/his...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirk_v...

Feb-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: I'm D Van Foreest. D Van Foreest Gump.
Feb-15-09  Open Defence: stupid is as stupid plays
Feb-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Great line.I just KNEW there was a great comeback from Forrest Gump!!

I just saw that "Gump" was named one of the 25 greatest conservative movies by National Review. The dumb but well-intentioned hero succeeds while his hippy, 60s girlfriend is destroyed. Wonderful.

Nov-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Ran across a remarkable game in the Baltimore American for June 6, 1886:

Dirk Van Foreest - Levi Benima

Dutch Chess Association Tournament, The Hague, 1885

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0 gxf3 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.Qxf3 Bc5+ 8.Kh1 Nf6 9.e5 d6 10.exf6 Bf5 11.d4 Bb6 12.Qxf4 Bxc2 13.Nc3 c6 14.Qf2 Bd3 15.Qg3 Bg6 16.Ne4 Bxe4 17.Qg7+ Ke6 18.f7 Rf8 19.Qg4+ Kd5 20.Rf5+ Bxf5 21.Qxf5+ Kxd4 22.Be3+ Kxe3


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At this point, White has a forced mate in five moves (have un finding it). He missed this line, but was able to mate Black on move 34.

However, the source does not give the concluding moves. It also does not specify the year or which Van Forreest we're talking about, but according to Di Felice the Dutch Championship in the Hague was played in 1885 where Dirk Van Forreest defeated Benima twice.

I'd like to submit the game, but need the full score.

Nov-29-13  thomastonk: <Phony Benoni> The game continued as follows: 23.♕f3+ ♔d4 24.♕f4+ ♔d5 25.♕f5+ ♔d4 26.♖d1+ ♔c4 27.♕e4+ ♔b5 28.♕d3+ ♔b4 29.a3+ ♔a5 30.♕c3+ ♔a6 31.♕c4+ ♔a5 32.b4+ ♔a4 33.b5+ ♔a5 34.♕b4#.

The moves are taken from a collector's database and unfortunately I've no original source. In this database the game is denoted as a casual game played on September 3, 1885 in The Hague.

Nov-29-13  thomastonk: <Phony Benoni> The same collector's database has also a game Benima vs Van Foreest, 1885, for which it states that it has been played at the "Bondswedstrijd" (tourney of the national association). Reports on Van Foreest's victory in that tournament can be found in several Dutch newspapers of September 7, 1885.
Nov-29-13  thomastonk: <Phony Benoni> Now I have seen both championship games between Van Foreest and Benima of 1885 in the yearbook of the Dutch chess association: your fragment is from another game, so the 'casual' from my db could be justified.

The 'Baltimore American' reprinted from http://www.chessarch.com/excavation... , where the final 12 moves are also missing, but it confirms the date that also appears in my db.

Nov-29-13  thomastonk: <Phony Benoni> Google books gives me a snippet view of a game header in "Schaakkalender" of the "Noordelijk Schaakbond", page 89 as follows:

"MUZIO-GAMBIT

gespeeld te 's Hage, den 3.Sept. 1885, buiten het Tornooi.

Jhr D. Van Foreest, van Amsterdam L.Benima, van Winshoten."

The 'buiten het Tornooi' means outside the tournament. Maybe someone in the US can read the whole book and confirm that this is your game.

Nov-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <thomastonk> Thanks for all the work. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find the full text of "Schachkalendar" in Google Books, but the background of the game seem clear.

And, yes, it is surely an offhand game. The tournament games we have from Dirk Van Forreest don't feature the Accelerated Double Muzio.

By the way, the "Baltimore American" quoted the game from the "St. Louis GLobe-Democrat. Here's the publication in that newspaper:

http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

Almost word for word, but the Globe-Democrat does give the game date of September 3, 1885.

Nov-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <thomastonk> Sorry, I overlloked that you already had the reference from the St. Louis Globe Democrat.
May-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: R.I.P. Dirk van Forrest.

BTW: Any relation to Jorden van Foreest or perhaps Arnold van Foreest?

UPDATE: Just doing a bit of research, I see Arnold is his younger brother, and Jorden is his brother's great-great grandson or another way to look at it, nephew's great-grandson (whatever if you call that). Is that correct?

Oct-21-16  BIDMONFA: Dirk van Foreest

VAN FOREEST, Dirk
http://www.bidmonfa.com/van_foreest...
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