Machteld van Foreest

Number 1 in the World!


  • My name is Machteld van Foreest. I was born in Groningen on August 22, 2007.
  • I come from a chess family. All my brothers play chess: Jorden, Lucas, Pieter, Tristan en Nanne.
  • I play for Groninger Combinatie and DJK Aufwarts Aachen.
  • My current chess trainers are Sipke Ernst and Sergey Tiviakov .
  • For chess training I use the app realchess.
  • Special Achievements:
    • 2014: Winner of the Dutch Championship girls under 10 (at the age of 6)
    • 2014: Winner of the Open Dutch Rapid under 8
    • 2017: Shared second place Dutch Championship girls under 20 (at the age of 9)
    • 2017: First girl who ever won the Dutch Youth Championship under 12 (at the age of 9)
    • More information about my chess achievements can be found on my Fide page .
  • My goal is to become World Chess Champion!! I'm looking for sponsors to make this possible.