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Jorden van Foreest
J van Foreest 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
Number of games in database: 1,405
Years covered: 2010 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2682 (2543 rapid, 2603 blitz)

Overall record: +339 -175 =360 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 531 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (147) 
    B90 B31 B30 B92 B22
 Ruy Lopez (69) 
    C78 C65 C77 C90 C67
 Giuoco Piano (60) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Caro-Kann (58) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15 B13
 French Defense (52) 
    C11 C18 C10 C00 C15
 Queen's Pawn Game (41) 
    D02 A45 A46 D00 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (90) 
    D10 D12 D16 D11 D15
 Sicilian (84) 
    B90 B52 B40 B48 B47
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C65 C60 C70 C67 C76
 King's Indian (48) 
    E60 E73 E63 E62 E61
 Caro-Kann (45) 
    B12 B10 B13 B18 B15
 Reti System (37) 
    A06 A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J van Foreest vs Giri, 2022 1-0
   Vitiugov vs J van Foreest, 2020 0-1
   J van Foreest vs D Gavrilescu, 2018 1-0
   Carlsen vs J van Foreest, 2022 0-1
   N Abdusattorov vs J van Foreest, 2023 0-1
   J van Foreest vs A Liang, 2017 1-0
   J van Foreest vs J Bai, 2015 1-0
   J van Foreest vs K Plichta, 2022 1-0
   J van Foreest vs L'Ami, 2017 1-0
   J van Foreest vs Ganguly, 2021 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championship (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Oslo Esports Cup (2022)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Charity Cup (2022)
   SuperUnited Croatia (2022)
   MrDodgy Invitational 3 (2022)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   Chessable Masters (2022)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 TePe Sigeman & Co
   N Grandelius vs J van Foreest (May-10-23) 1/2-1/2
   J van Foreest vs V Keymer (May-09-23) 1/2-1/2
   J van Foreest vs A Erigaisi (May-08-23) 1-0
   Svidler vs J van Foreest (May-07-23) 1/2-1/2
   J van Foreest vs Gelfand (May-06-23) 1-0

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(born Apr-30-1999, 24 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 Machteld van Foreest, and the great-great grandson of Arnold van Foreest.

(1); (2)

Wikipedia article: Jorden van Foreest

Last updated: 2022-07-03 10:55:37

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,415  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J van Foreest vs A Stella  0-1502010Unive OpenA50 Queen's Pawn Game
2. I Timmermans vs J van Foreest  ½-½352010Unive OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. J van Foreest vs A Bezemer  0-1332010Unive OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. J van Apeldoorn vs J van Foreest  0-1432010Unive OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. J van Foreest vs M Overeem  ½-½532010Unive OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. A Hovenga vs J van Foreest  1-0662010Unive OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. J van Foreest vs D de Graaf  0-1612010Unive OpenA17 English
8. B van Geffen vs J van Foreest  0-1592010Unive OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. J van Foreest vs Peter Hendriks  1-0272010Unive OpenB06 Robatsch
10. J van Foreest vs A Donchenko  0-1522010Schaakfestival Open AB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. U Krause vs J van Foreest  ½-½352010Schaakfestival Open AA05 Reti Opening
12. N Bijlsma vs J van Foreest  0-1322010Schaakfestival Open AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. A Partenheimer vs J van Foreest  ½-½202011Schaakfestival Open AA13 English
14. J van Foreest vs T Willemze  0-1332011Schaakfestival Open AB32 Sicilian
15. M Ly vs J van Foreest  1-0482011Dutch OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. J van Foreest vs O Wroblowski  1-0442011Dutch OpenB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
17. M Mostertman vs J van Foreest  1-0522011Dutch OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. J van Foreest vs A Hachijan  ½-½402011Dutch OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. O Wilgenhof vs J van Foreest  1-0482011Dutch OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. J van Foreest vs M Viergever  1-0512011Dutch OpenC41 Philidor Defense
21. A Partenheimer vs J van Foreest  ½-½622011Dutch OpenE17 Queen's Indian
22. J van Foreest vs T Bus  1-0322011Dutch OpenB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
23. P J Sowray vs J van Foreest  1-0292011Dutch OpenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
24. Van Kampen vs J van Foreest  ½-½34201115th Unive OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
25. J van Foreest vs T Sachdev  ½-½25201115th Unive OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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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)!

Aug-29-16  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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  Penguincw: Wishing all the best to 2021's winner, Jorden van Foreest.
May-01-22  Albertan: Exciting lineup at TePe Sigeman & Co. Tournament:

May-02-22  Albertan: Thé Official website for thé 2022 TePe Sigeman & Co. Tournament is

May-02-22  Albertan: Thé games from the tournament can be watched live at:

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  Penguincw: Wishing all the best to Jorden van Foreest at this year's edition of Tata Steel Masters. He is the lowest rated player, but I have no doubt he'll perform great!
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  Penguincw: van Foreest with a great performance at the 2023 edition of Tata Steel Masters. Started off slow but then finished strong.

Played a big role in deciding the tournament winner, as he upset Abdusattorov with black to allow countryman Giri to leapfrog Abdusattorov for 1st place during the very last round.

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