Arnold van Foreest

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Arnold van Foreest
Full nameArnold Engelinus van Foreest
Born29 June 1863
Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Died24 June 1954 (1954-06-25) (aged 90)
Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Jhr. Arnold Engelinus van Foreest (29 June 1863 – 24 June 1954) was a Dutch chess master.[1] The younger brother of Dirk van Foreest, he thrice won Dutch Championship. He is the great-great grandfather of Jorden van Foreest, the 2016 Dutch Champion.[2]

By profession, van Foreest was an inspector at the Dutch postal company, and also held positions in the Dutch Chess Federation, including one year as president. [3]

Chess career[edit]

He took 8th at The Hague 1878 (A. Polak Daniels won),[4] took 5th at Utrecht 1886 (NED-ch, his brother Dirk won), took 3rd, behind Rudolf Loman and Dirk van Foreest, at Rotterdam 1888 (NED-ch), and took 8th at Amsterdam 1889 (it, Amos Burn won).

Arnold van Foreest won at Gouda 1889 (NED-ch), shared 1st at Groningen 1893 (NED-ch), won at Groningen 1896, took 2nd, behind Bleijkmans, at Leiden 1896, tied for 3rd-4th at The Hague 1898 (Tresling won), took 3rd at Haarlem 1901 (Adolf Georg Olland won), and won at Rotterdam 1902. He also shared 1st with Frank James Marshall at Amsterdam 1911 (Quadrangular), and took 14th at Scheveningen 1913 (Alexander Alekhine won).[5]


  1. ^ Arnold van Foreest Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ McGourty, Colin (30 August 2016). "17-year-old Van Foreest wins Dutch title". Chess24.
  3. ^ De stelling Van Foreest, een schaakfamilie
  4. ^ Den Haag
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-07-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01

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