Charity Cup Day 3: Van Foreest Shines
Jorden van Foreest. Photo: Maria Emelianova/

Charity Cup Day 3: Van Foreest Shines

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On an excellent third day of the Charity Cup, GM Jorden van Foreest scored three wins and a draw to move to third place. GM Le Quang Liem scored "plus one" and continues to lead GM Magnus Carlsen.

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"I think it's the best streak of four consecutive games I've had," Van Foreest said after the third day of the Charity Cup had come to an end. His 3.5/4 (or 10/12 in the three-points-for-a-win system) was impressive taking into account that three of his opponents are top-10 players. 

After beating GM Ding Liren, the 2021 Tata Steel Chess winner also had the world champion on the ropes, but let him slip away—though it should be noted that Carlsen had a close to winning advantage in the opening:

The Dutchman's win over GM David Navara is one of the most spectacular games of the tournament so far. Witness his lovely, 19th-century style attack:

Jorden van Foreest Charity Cup
Van Foreest, now third in the preliminaries of the Charity Cup. Image: Champions Chess Tour.

Next, Van Foreest defeated Belgrade Grand Prix winner GM Richard Rapport with the black pieces as the Hungarian GM dropped a pawn in the middlegame, but there was an instructive moment in the bishop endgame where Rapport could have drawn:

Tournament leader Le continued to show strong play on the third day with two wins and a draw, before suffering his first loss in round 12 to Ding. The Vietnamese still tops the field, being three points clear of Carlsen, who won two and drew two on Monday.

Charity Cup Preliminaries | Day 3 Standings

# Fed Name Rating Perf Pts
1 Le, Quang Liem 2723 2902 27
2 Carlsen, Magnus 2854 2840 24
3 Van Foreest, Jorden 2714 2832 21
4 Ding, Liren 2752 2752 20
5 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2720 2743 19
6 Rapport, Richard 2762 2745 19
7 Niemann, Hans Moke 2624 2726 18
8 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 2723 2732 18
9 Praggnanandhaa, R. 2664 2727 17
10 Navara, David 2700 2702 15
11 Anton Guijarro, David 2694 2702 15
12 Hansen, Eric 2669 2600 12
13 Harikrishna, Pentala 2716 2668 12
14 Ju, Wenjun 2560 2531 9
15 Jones, Gawain 2672 2470 6
16 Lei, Tingjie 2535 2290 2

All Games Day 3

The 2022 Champions Chess Tour's Charity Cup Masters runs March 19-27 on chess24. The preliminary phase is a 16-player rapid (15+10) round-robin. The top eight players advance to a knockout that consists of one four-game rapid match during the quarterfinals and semifinals and two four-game rapid matches during the final.  Play advance to blitz (5+3) and armageddon (White has five minutes, Black has four with no increment) tiebreaks only if a knockout match ends in a tie. The total prize fund of the event is $150,000, with $750 for each win and $250 for each draw in the preliminaries.

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