Monday February 17, 2020

Chess with Sam Collins

26th March, 2017

Bobby Cheng v Lucas Van Foreest

Batavia Chess Tournament 2017

Australian IM Bobby Cheng and Dutch IM Lucas Van Foreest (whose brother Jorden is one of the Netherlands’ top GMs) shared victory in the annual tournament in Amsterdam’s Cafe Batavia, scoring 6.5/9 and earning GM norms in the process. Cheng took the title on a tie break, having beaten Van Foreest in a controlled game in the first round.

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