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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 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L van Foreest vs T Maenhout  1-0402017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA57 Benko Gambit
2. R Praggnanandhaa vs C Schoppen  1-0532017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Hing Ting Lai vs R Praggnanandhaa  1-0322017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA05 Reti Opening
4. L Vereggen vs G Ketzetzis  1-0652017Tata Steel Top-tienkampD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Praggnanandhaa vs L Vereggen  1-0552017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA04 Reti Opening
6. A Pijpers vs G Ketzetzis  1-0312017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB30 Sicilian
7. T Maenhout vs R Praggnanandhaa  1-0662017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA28 English
8. T Beerdsen vs L Vereggen  1-0292017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC24 Bishop's Opening
9. L van Foreest vs G Ketzetzis  1-0192017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB30 Sicilian
10. R Praggnanandhaa vs A Pijpers 1-0302017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA06 Reti Opening
11. C Schoppen vs Hing Ting Lai  1-0472017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
12. A Pijpers vs Pierre Laurent-Paoli  1-0412017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. T Maenhout vs T Beerdsen 1-0692017Tata Steel Top-tienkampA16 English
14. T Beerdsen vs A Pijpers 1-0202017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB56 Sicilian
15. R Praggnanandhaa vs Pierre Laurent-Paoli  1-0392017Tata Steel Top-tienkampC41 Philidor Defense
16. A Pijpers vs C Schoppen  1-0652017Tata Steel Top-tienkampB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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