Dutch chess grandmaster. He won the Dutch Chess Championship in 2019.
Van Foreest earned the International Master title in 2016 and was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2018, at age 17.
A member of the Van Foreest family, his brother Jorden won the Dutch Chess Championship in 2016, and both his great-great grandfather Arnold and great-great granduncle Dirk were three-time Dutch Champions.
He achieved his first International Master (IM) norm at the Dutch Team Competition, from September to October 2015. He scored 7/9, which was enough for both the IM norm and Grandmaster (GM) norm.He achieved his second IM norm at the Amsterdam Chess Tournament in July 2016, and his third IM norm at the Hoogeveen Open in October 2016.
In January 2017, he won the top amateur group at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, thus qualifying for the Tata Steel Challengers in 2018. He achieved his second GM norm at the 9th Batavia Chess Tournament in March 2017. He shared first with Bobby Cheng on 6.5/9 (+6.5 -2 =1), finishing second on tiebreak. He won the Bruges Masters in August 2017.
Van Foreest competed in the Tata Steel Challengers in January 2018, placing eleventh with a score 5.5/13 (+3 -5 =5).
He competed at the Open Dutch Championship, held from 24 July to 2 August. He shared first with Erwin l'Ami and Erik van den Doel on 7/9, achieving his third GM norm in the process. He was awarded the GM title by FIDE in October 2018.
Van Foreest competed in the Tata Steel Challengers again in January 2019, scoring 6/13 (+2 -3 =8) for a ninth-place finish.
In July 2019, Van Foreest won the Dutch Chess Championship. He tied for first with 5/7 (+3 -0 =4), and defeated his elder brother Jorden on tiebreak to win the title.
Wikipedia article: Lucas van Foreest