Jorden van Foreest has played against the Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen in the 4th round of Tata Steel Chess, which ended in a draw
Translated by Adriana Dancu
Recently, Groninger Jorden Van Foreest played an intense match of chess against Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlson, reports OOG.
Using the white pawns, van Foreest opted for the classic Spanish opening strategy to start the game against Carlsen. On the 28th move, however, Van Foreest did not make the best choice, which allowed the Norwegian to enter the end game with one more pawn. Nevertheless, the 21-year-old Groninger managed to end the game in a draw.
The game was so competitive that Jorden barely managed to keep the game within the draw margin. Finally, after 59 moves, the players agreed to a draw, when only two kings remained on the board.
Van Foreest started the tournament in Wijk aan Zee (in the province of North Holland) well with four draws against strong opponents. With 2 points from 4 games, he is in the middle bracket, while Harikrishna, Carlsen, Caruana, Giri and Grandelius are at the top with 2.5 points out of 4.
Following a rest day on Wednesday, the Groninger will play with the black pawns against the 17-year-old super talent Alirezja Firouzja.
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