Jorden van Foreest, Dutch Chess Grandmaster, locked horns with Anish Giri, another Dutch Chess Grandmaster and World’s number 1 at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and outsmarted the latter in the prestigious chess competition.
The 83rd Tata Steel Chess tournament match between Jorden van Foreest and Anish Giri was won by former as Anish Giri lost on time in the armageddon game.
Glimpse from the match
After notching the win, Van Foreest Tweeted, “Playing as a kid in amateur sections I always dreamed of playing with the world’s best at @tatasteelchess. Not in my wildest dreams would I have expected to ever win it one day!”
During a press conference after the clash, Van Foreest admitted that he got lucky. “Blitz games come down to a lot of luck. He played better chess but I played faster chess in the end. He could have won both his last games but that’s how it goes. I feel on top of the world and there is just zero percent chance that something like this would happen anytime soon again,” Van Foreest pointed out.
“On top of the world,” was Van Foreest’s answer to the question of all questions—how he felt after winning the super-tournament in Wijk aan Zee.
By emerging victorious, GM Jorden van Foreest became the first Dutch player in 36 years to win the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. The 21-year-old grandmaster defeated his compatriot GM Anish Giri in a dramatic playoff after both had finished on 8.5/13.