chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

🏆 Tata Steel Top-tienkamp (2017)

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

Player: Hing Ting Lai

 page 1 of 1; 9 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hing Ting Lai vs A Pijpers  ½-½182017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA20 English
2. G Ketzetzis vs Hing Ting Lai  0-1242017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Hing Ting Lai vs R Praggnanandhaa  1-0322017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA05 Reti Opening
4. Pierre Laurent-Paoli vs Hing Ting Lai  ½-½482017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
5. Hing Ting Lai vs T Beerdsen  ½-½292017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. C Schoppen vs Hing Ting Lai  1-0472017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. Hing Ting Lai vs L van Foreest  0-1232017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA14 English
8. Hing Ting Lai vs L Vereggen  0-1372017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA44 Old Benoni Defense
9. T Maenhout vs Hing Ting Lai  0-1372017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB15 Caro-Kann
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Hing Ting Lai wins | Hing Ting Lai loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: This is known as "Group C" of the tournament... Thought Group C was kaput.
Jan-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  LucB: It's interesting to note that the young Indian Praggnanandhaa won all 4 games he played with white.
Aug-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://amateurevents.tatasteelchess..., I updated the standings table according to it. Apparently Ketzetzis did not play the last two rounds.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific tournament only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC