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Arnold van Foreest
A van Foreest 
From Schaakclub Oud Zuylen Utrecht.  
Number of games in database: 152
Years covered: 1886 to 1952
Overall record: +60 -57 =35 (51.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-20-1863, died Jun-24-1954, 91 years old) Netherlands

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Dutch chess master. Younger brother of Dirk van Foreest (1862-1956). Arnold won the (unofficial) Dutch championship in 1889, 1893 (tied with Rudolf Johannes Loman), and 1902. His brother won in 1885, 1886, and 1887.

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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 152  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A van Foreest vs L Benima ½-½521886DCA Congress 14thC21 Center Game
2. A van Foreest vs C Messemaker  ½-½311886DCA Congress 14thB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. D van Foreest vs A van Foreest  ½-½311886DCA Congress 14thC46 Three Knights
4. B J Meijer vs A van Foreest 1-0221886DCA Congress 14thC55 Two Knights Defense
5. A van Foreest vs A Prange  1-0391886DCA Congress 14thC45 Scotch Game
6. A van Foreest vs R Loman  ½-½441887DCA Congress 15thC37 King's Gambit Accepted
7. C Messemaker vs A van Foreest 0-1571887DCA Congress 15thC53 Giuoco Piano
8. L Benima vs A van Foreest  ½-½261887DCA Congress 15thC77 Ruy Lopez
9. A van Foreest vs J D Tresling  ½-½381887DCA Congress 15thC54 Giuoco Piano
10. A van Foreest vs J Pinedo  ½-½391887DCA Congress 15thC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
11. A van Foreest vs D van Foreest 0-1281887DCA Congress 15thC44 King's Pawn Game
12. H Kothe vs A van Foreest  0-1411887DCA Congress 15thD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. A van Foreest vs S Suesholz  1-0191887DCA Congress 15thC25 Vienna
14. Olland vs A van Foreest  1-0531887DCA Congress 15thC50 Giuoco Piano
15. A van Foreest vs A van Rhijn  1-0421888DCA Congress 16thC51 Evans Gambit
16. A van Foreest vs D van Foreest  ½-½491888DCA Congress 16thC50 Giuoco Piano
17. E van Woelderen vs A van Foreest  0-1471888DCA Congress 16thA00 Uncommon Opening
18. C E A Dupre vs A van Foreest  0-1521888DCA Congress 16thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. A van Foreest vs R Loman  0-1221888DCA Congress 16thC50 Giuoco Piano
20. A van Foreest vs Gunsberg  0-1201889AmsterdamC50 Giuoco Piano
21. Lasker vs A van Foreest 1-0501889AmsterdamA04 Reti Opening
22. J Mason vs A van Foreest  1-0461889AmsterdamC29 Vienna Gambit
23. J Bauer vs A van Foreest ½-½431889AmsterdamD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Burn vs A van Foreest 1-0481889AmsterdamD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
25. A van Foreest vs R Loman  0-1191889AmsterdamC51 Evans Gambit
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May-20-09  myschkin: . . .

Arnold Engelinus van Foreest (1863-1954) was a Dutch chess master.


Bio + Photographs (in Dutch):

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  Phony Benoni: From <The Chess Player's Chronicle>, 2nd March 1892, p. 229:


"A novel kind of rapid Chess was arranged at the recent Dutch Congress between Mr. Loman and Herr van Foreest. The conditions were that the two players should conduct against each other ten games simultaneously, with alternate first move, and that only half-an-hour be allowed to each player for completing all the games. Herr van Foreest proved to be the better man in this joust. He scored the first three games, and had only consumed the first twelve and a half minutes when his opponent had exhausted twenty-five. He then allowed Mr. Loman an extra ten minutes, but finally won the match by 7 to 3. Herr van Foreest actually ran from one board to the other, and yet he rarely made a weak move.">

It may not be a coincidence that van Foreest lived into his 90s.

Jun-20-12  brankat: Who said Chess doesn't have elements of Sport, too? :-)
Jun-20-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Arnold van Foreest.

You can't see the Foreest for the trees.

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  Troller: Would he be related to Jorden van Foreest?

And now I see on Jorden's page that is in fact the case. It would be amusing if Jorden and Lucas were to also win some Dutch Championships in the future.

Jun-20-16  offramp: Also related to Notting van Foreest.
Oct-21-16  BIDMONFA: Arnold van Foreest


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: And good genes--both brothers made it past 90 years old.

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