GM Jorden Van Foreest, Netherlands (ELO 2689)

Photo: (c) David Llada
Photo: (c) David Llada

24-year-old GM Jorden van Foreest has, for the last couple of years, been one of the Dutch top players. He is currently number 2, behind superstar Anish Giri.

Already in 2013, he won the U-14 European Junior Championship, and in 2016, he won the Dutch Championship for the first time. In 2017, he finished fifth in the World Junior Championship, half a point behind winner Aryan Tari.

In 2021, his rating for the first time has reached above 2700, after winning the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk an Zee (after winning the playoff against Anish Giri). This was the first time a Dutch player won in Wijk an Zee since Jan Timman in 1985. He also won the 2021 TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament.

He is participating in the TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament for the third time.