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Jorden van Foreest
Number of games in database: 634
Years covered: 2011 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2682 (2543 rapid, 2603 blitz)

Overall record: +173 -97 =192 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 172 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (76) 
    B90 B31 B92 B23 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    D02 A45 A46 D00 A41
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C78 C65 C92 C84 C72
 Giuoco Piano (27) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B12 B18 B10 B13 B15
 French Defense (25) 
    C11 C18 C00 C10 C05
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (50) 
    D10 D16 D12 D11 D13
 Sicilian (44) 
    B90 B40 B48 B47 B52
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C70 C60 C76 C65 C78
 King's Indian (26) 
    E60 E73 E71 E62 E97
 Reti System (24) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B10 B13 B18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Vitiugov vs J van Foreest, 2020 0-1
   J van Foreest vs D Gavrilescu, 2018 1-0
   J van Foreest vs A Liang, 2017 1-0
   J van Foreest vs L'Ami, 2017 1-0
   Duda vs J van Foreest, 2021 1/2-1/2
   J van Foreest vs J Bai, 2015 1-0
   Mustafokhuja Khusenkhojaev vs J van Foreest, 2018 0-1
   J van Foreest vs D Paravyan, 2017 1-0
   J van Foreest vs Nepomniachtchi, 2019 1-0
   J van Foreest vs I Sokolov, 2016 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championship (2016)
   Tata Steel Masters (2021)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2016)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   European Championship (2019)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 Magnus Carlsen Invitational
   Firouzja vs J van Foreest (Mar-15-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   J van Foreest vs Dubov (Mar-15-21) 1-0, rapid
   Nakamura vs J van Foreest (Mar-15-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   J van Foreest vs A Giri (Mar-15-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   J van Foreest vs Vachier-Lagrave (Mar-15-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Apr-30-1999, 22 years old) Netherlands

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International Master (2014); Grandmaster (2015). Winner of the 2013 European U14 Championship, after which he was awarded the title of FIDE master. (1) Winner of WinterChess 2014. (2) Dutch champion in 2016. He scored eight points after 11 rounds at the World Junior Championship (2017).

He is the older brother of Lucas van Foreest and the great-great grandson of Arnold van Foreest.

(1); (2)

Wikipedia article: Jorden van Foreest

Last updated: 2018-05-03 04:06:48

 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 634  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Ly vs J van Foreest  1-0482011Dutch OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. J van Foreest vs O Wroblowski  1-0442011Dutch OpenB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
3. M Mostertman vs J van Foreest  1-0522011Dutch OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. J van Foreest vs A Hachijan  ½-½402011Dutch OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. O Wilgenhof vs J van Foreest  1-0482011Dutch OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. J van Foreest vs M Viergever  1-0512011Dutch OpenC41 Philidor Defense
7. A Partenheimer vs J van Foreest  ½-½622011Dutch OpenE17 Queen's Indian
8. J van Foreest vs T Bus  1-0322011Dutch OpenB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
9. P J Sowray vs J van Foreest  1-0292011Dutch OpenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
10. Van Kampen vs J van Foreest  ½-½34201115th Unive OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
11. J van Foreest vs T Sachdev  ½-½25201115th Unive OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. P Peelen vs J van Foreest 1-040201115th Unive OpenD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
13. J van Foreest vs N Maatman  ½-½70201115th Unive OpenA16 English
14. I Maris vs J van Foreest 1-046201115th Unive OpenC27 Vienna Game
15. J van Foreest vs A Kazarian  1-069201216th Unive OpenA04 Reti Opening
16. T Willemze vs J van Foreest  ½-½19201216th Unive OpenC48 Four Knights
17. J van Foreest vs M Bosboom  ½-½22201216th Unive OpenB15 Caro-Kann
18. J van Foreest vs H Vedder  1-065201216th Unive OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. S Kasparov vs J van Foreest  ½-½45201216th Unive OpenA04 Reti Opening
20. W Hendriks vs J van Foreest  1-047201216th Unive OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
21. J van Foreest vs A Bezemer  ½-½32201216th Unive OpenA21 English
22. P Hopman vs J van Foreest  0-1102201216th Unive OpenA48 King's Indian
23. J van Foreest vs M van Delft  0-117201216th Unive OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. J van Foreest vs Van der Wiel  ½-½262012Groningen OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. Van der Wiel vs J van Foreest  ½-½622012Groningen OpenC70 Ruy Lopez
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  Penguincw: I'm a day late, but whatever:

Congrats to Jorden van Foreest for remaining one of just 4 players still perfect through <2> rounds at the Aeroflot Open (2015). Out of those 4 players, he's the only U18 and only non-GM to do so. He's also just the 61st seed.

In Round 3, he'll face Ildar Khairullin with white, who upset top seed Mamedyarov in Round 2.

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  Penguincw: After starting 3.5/4 (which includes the forfeited I Salgado Lopez vs J van Foreest, 2015), van Foreest stumbles a bit, but still finishes with 5/9 (+3,-2,=4). He is in the middle of a 14-way tie for 18th (26th on tiebreaks). He was the 61st seed, and 26th is the highest among all non-GMs, U18 players (actually 2nd) and Dutch players. He also gains 16.2 rating points to go from 2493 to 2509.

Looks like this tournament was enough to give him the GM title, as his rating will now be over 2500.

However, I'm not sure if he already has enough norms. Nevertheless, this should count as a GM norm, as there were GMs from about 10 countries and he had a TPR of 2645.

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  Penguincw: At the "Open Teplice 2015 International Chess Tournament", van Foreest had a decent performance with 6/9 (+4,-1,=4), but his 2490 TPR isn't good enough for a GM norm.

Say, does he already have enough norms?

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  Penguincw: Jorden van Foreest is at it again! Through 4 rounds, he's currently the lowest rated player and only non-GM still perfect at that tournament.

In R5, he'll have black against the #1 Dutch participant: Loek van Wely.

Aug-08-15  fisayo123: He came clear 2nd with 7.5/9 at the Hogeschool Zeeland tournament ahead of several GM's.
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  Stonehenge: He scored his third GM norm here: World Junior Championship (2015).
Jan-16-16  waustad: I wonder why his GM application is still listed as "open" though it was to be considered in the 4th quarter meeting for 2015. Here is some info:
Jan-22-16  zanzibar: Public Domain photo of him:

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  WTHarvey: I posted 14 puzzles from chess games of Dutch teen & GM Jorden Van Foreest @ What's the winning move?
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  Penguincw: GM Jorden van Foreest had a good tournament at the Teplice Open, scoring 6.5/9 (+5,-1,=3). He only finished half a point behind the 7 co-winners, but a penultimate loss to top seed GM Sergei Movsesian was costly.

On the bright side, he did gain 6 rating points, moving up to a career high 2584, and he still isn't an adult yet (17 years old)!

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  cro777: Dutch champion at 17!

"GM Sergei Tiviakov withdrew from the Dutch Championship 2016 shortly before the start. His pupil, 17-year-old GM Jorden van Foreest (also from Groningen) got the replacement spot. With fresh and fearless chess, Van Foreest emerged the winner."

Anish Giri:"Good KID, Jorden!"

Jorden's game against Ernst involved exchange sacrifice and lots of complications.

Ernst - Van Foreest. Position after 23.Qe2

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23...d5!? (23...Rb8 was expected).

Oct-21-16  diagonal: Website:
Apr-21-17  Imran Iskandar: van Foreest's Immortal?!

Jorden vs. Radio Jan/Jan Gustaffson, chess24 Banter Blitz (August 4th, 2016)

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc4 Nxe3 8. fxe3 e6 9. O‑O Be7 10. Rxf7 Kxf7 11. Qg4 Bf6 12. Nxe6 Qa5 13. Rf1 Ke7 14. Rxf6 gxf6 15. Qg7+ Ke8 16. Qxh8+ Kd7 17. Qg7+ Kc6 18. Bd5+ Kb6 19. Qc7+ Ka7 20. Qxa5 1-0 (begins at 30:35)

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  GrahamClayton: Jorden is also the great-great grandson of Dirk van Foreest.
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  Stonehenge: <GrahamClayton>

The fact that Arnold and Dirk were brothers doesn't mean they were both Jorden's great-great grandfather :)

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  GrahamClayton: <Stonehenge>
The fact that Arnold and Dirk were brothers doesn't mean they were both Jorden's great-great grandfather :)

Got my relations mixed up - I think Jorden is the great-great-grandnephew of Dirk :-)

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  Penguincw: < Aug-04-15 Penguincw: Jorden van Foreest is at it again! Through 4 rounds, he's currently the lowest rated player and only non-GM still perfect at that tournament. >

And all of a sudden he's not only a GM, but playing in the 2019 Tata Steel Masters tournament.

Jan-24-19  shalgo: Great game against Nepomniachtchi yesterday!
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  Penguincw: Jorden van Foreest returns to the 2020 Tata Steel Masters, and starts off with a win: J van Foreest vs Yu Yangyi, 2020.
Jan-26-20  ndg2: If is the real tournement surprise of Tata Steel Masters (2020) given his 2650-ish ELO. He actually won 23 points in the process and has around 2668 now in live ratings.
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  ketchuplover: winner winner chicken dinner!
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  Penguincw: Congratulations to van Foreest for winning the 2021 edition of Tata Steel. Always knew this guy was underrated, and always been a fan of him.
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  OhioChessFan: Nice set of games from his title winning Tata Steel 2021:

Tata Steel Masters (2021)/Jorden van Foreest

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  OhioChessFan: And the playoff:

Tata Steel Masters Playoff (2021)

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  Penguincw: Almost missed it, but Happy Birthday to Jorden van Foreest.
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