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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 2 of 2; games 26-43 of 43  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. T Beerdsen vs L Vereggen  1-0292017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC24 Bishop's Opening
27. L van Foreest vs G Ketzetzis  1-0192017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB30 Sicilian
28. R Praggnanandhaa vs A Pijpers 1-0302017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA06 Reti Opening
29. C Schoppen vs Hing Ting Lai  1-0472017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
30. Pierre Laurent-Paoli vs T Maenhout  ½-½582017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
31. L Vereggen vs C Schoppen  0-1752017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC53 Giuoco Piano
32. T Maenhout vs T Beerdsen 1-0692017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA16 English
33. A Pijpers vs Pierre Laurent-Paoli  1-0412017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB12 Caro-Kann Defense
34. G Ketzetzis vs R Praggnanandhaa  0-1252017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
35. Hing Ting Lai vs L van Foreest  0-1232017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA14 English
36. T Beerdsen vs A Pijpers 1-0202017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB56 Sicilian
37. Hing Ting Lai vs L Vereggen  0-1372017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA44 Old Benoni Defense
38. C Schoppen vs T Maenhout ½-½282017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA58 Benko Gambit
39. L van Foreest vs R Praggnanandhaa  ½-½412017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC46 Three Knights
40. L Vereggen vs L van Foreest  0-1392017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC54 Giuoco Piano
41. T Maenhout vs Hing Ting Lai  0-1372017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB15 Caro-Kann
42. R Praggnanandhaa vs Pierre Laurent-Paoli  1-0392017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC41 Philidor Defense
43. A Pijpers vs C Schoppen  1-0652017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB27 Sicilian
 page 2 of 2; games 26-43 of 43  PGN Download
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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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