By Nikolay Kalinichenko

“Chuky, you’re a genius.” prime grandmasters were heard to whisper those phrases, inspired with another brilliancy of Vassily Ivanchuk. The Ukrainian wizard, immensely well liked by professionals and amateurs alike, has been a member of the realm elite for greater than two decades and is likely one of the so much lively gamers at the foreign circuit.
Ivanchuk has entire first in all significant tournaments on this planet, every now and then with staggering supremacy and regularly with deeply artistic chess. He has received the Junior global Championship, the Blitz global Championship and reached the quantity spot on the earth ratings. 4 instances he was once a member of the crew that gained the Chess Olympiad, as soon as additionally claiming the person gold medal on first board.

The query why Ivanchuk, together with his extraordinary expertise and uncompromising ardour for the sport, hasn't ever develop into international Champion is anything of a secret. the shortcoming to address pressure has been advised and he himself has pointed at sessions of ‘black moods’ or ‘psychological crises’. nonetheless, regardless of occasional erratic effects, he has continuously maintained his place one of the absolute best.
For this ebook Correspondence Grandmaster and chess writer Nikolay Kalinichenko has chosen a hundred of Vassily Ivanchuk’s top and such a lot instructive video games, explaining his strikes and plans for membership avid gamers. the result's a desirable and worthwhile trip to ‘Planet Ivanchuk’, the extraterrestrial position the place the sphinx from Lvov is related to obtain his most sensible brainwaves.

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